Coffee Meets Bagel Meets App Store


[dropcap]Coffee Meets Bagel, the “friend of a friend” dating site has released its iOS app.


The site, launched in 2012 in New York City, works by the user signing in via Facebook and choosing which personal information to share.

It then finds a potential match through the Facebook friends of your friends, and sends you one match – or bagel, as the site calls them – every day at noon.

The user then has a time limit to decide whether to like or pass on the match, and if both parties choose to like each other, they are put in contact through a secure texting service.

The site also employs a game-style credit system called coffee beans, which users receive for things like inviting friends, that can be used to unlock premium services.


With the launch of their iOS app they have teamed up with Uber, a mobile app which connects users with luxury cars for hire.

Coffee Meets Bagel users who tweet using #coffeemeetsuber could win 100 uber credit or 10,000 coffee beans to use on the dating site.

The dating site says it has made over 1.5 million matches with more than 70% checking it daily.

The company received a $600,000 investment from Lightbank, and has around 80,000 members.

The app is available on the App Store here.