We looked at today’s most popular dating websites and apps and rated their matching tools, costs, ease of use, messaging features and other features.
We also spoke to several insightful people, including dating experts and typical users, to get a clear view of the modern dating landscape.
Of those, 22 percent were "top prospects," which is the site's way of saying those users are highly compatible with you.
Coffee Meets Bagel limits the number of profiles you can view at one time, forcing you to consider the profiles you do see more carefully.
It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.
Setting up your profile involves a rather in-depth chemistry assessment of more than 70 questions.
Julie Spira, a Los Angeles-based author, online dating expert and CEO of Cyber Dating Experts, said honesty is the key to online dating success.
This is becoming easier and easier with social media.“These days because people are connecting their Instagram accounts to their mobile dating app we have an opportunity to see what someone looks like in real life and whether those photos match the profile,” she said.
After you write six phrases about yourself and three phrases about what you like in a date, you can start using Coffee Meets Bagel.
There is no desktop version of this dating service, though, so you have to have a smartphone, Facebook account and cell phone number to use it.
A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.