Coffee Meets Bagel Users Can Win Dates With US Celebrities

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As part of its latest marketing campaign, US dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is offering users the chance to win a “hot date” with two American celebrities.

Two users, one male and one female, will win the opportunity to go on a romantic date with Instagram famous Dr. Mikhail “Doctor Mike” Varshavski, and actress Julia Conley.

And the marketing campaign also has a philanthropic goal, as people can donate money to a charity of the celebrities’ choice, to get a boosted chance to win the date.

For those who donate $10 to the charity, they get 100 entries, for $20 you get 250 entries and a digital thank you card, with the prizes going up depending on how much you donate.



Dr. Mike is an American doctor best known as the “the real life McDreamy”, who has over one million Instagram followers.

He was recently featured in People Magazine’s Top 50 Sexiest Man Alive list, being awarded the title of “Sexiest Doctor Alive”.

Just a regular guy trying to make a difference in the world 🌎 #medicine

A photo posted by Dr. Mike (@doctor.mike) on

Julia Conley is a model, actress and published author, best known for her appearances in “Not Another Celebrity Movie” and her latest film, “All I Want For Christmas”.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” #LeonardoDaVinci #LadyJulia #Inspired

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Julia Conley (@juliaannconley) on

The campaign was launched today and will run until 27th January, after which the final draw will randomly select two winners to go on the fully sponsored dates at a Michelin Star restaurant.

Coffee Meets Bagel will also cover the expenses for any necessary flights.

To enter the draw, singles can also download the app and swipe right on the celebrity profiles, which will appear amongst normal user profiles.

The charity that Varshavski chose was his own foundation, the Limitless Tomorrow Foundation, which aims to “break the financial barrier to empower capable individuals to achieve their goals”.

Conley has chosen the Kering Foundation, an organisation that helps to combat violence against women.

Speaking about the app’s latest campaign, Coffee Meets Bagel co-founder Dawoon Kang said: “Dr. Mike and Julia were ideal choices for this philanthropic initiative. Their strong work ethic and kind, caring hearts make them beautiful both inside and out – a perfect fit with Coffee Meets Bagel’s values.

“We wanted our members to start 2016 with a chance to go on a great date and contribute to a great cause. In the end, all participants win.”

The app, which kicked off its international expansion campaign last year, has just rolled out a new Super Like-style feature that helps users signify an elevated interest in someone’s profile.

Visit the app’s official site here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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