A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.
You then use beans to unlock special features in the app and to “like” other user profiles.
The service gives male users 21 curated matches every day that they can either like or pass on.
The one downside to any service with free messaging is that you could feel overwhelmed if you find yourself with a flooded inbox.
On average, the three fake accounts we set up for testing got 40 matches in 24 hours, the second highest of any service we tested.
Setting up your profile is fun because of the unique questions you’re asked, like what your ideal date would entail and whether you’d prefer to be weird or normal.
You also answer these questions from the perspective of your ideal mate to ensure you are paired with compatible people.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.This means you'll have to think a little bit about your own personality, how others perceive you and what you want in a mate.Questions include whether you consider yourself productive and whether you're seen as stubborn.The messaging feature also has a seven-day time limit for conversation between two people, which kind of forces you to decide whether you want to take action on that potential love connection.