Are you an avid dating platform user? That is great. Online dating is the future of human relationships, and it is fantastic that you are jumping on the train early on. Whichever platform you use, you aim to find something meaningful on there. It could be a serious relationship, hook-ups, or anything else.
Tinder vs. Coffee Meets Bagel introduces you to two new platforms (new if you’ve never tried them), which can be two more places or one more place that you can go to find whatever kind of relationships you are seeking.
You will find out all the facts you need to know. Adjust your reading glasses (if you use one); this is about to be as informational as articles can get.
Tinder vs. Coffee Meets Bagel
Comparison of History
Knowing the historical background of a dating platform is essential because it gives you the needed information that makes the platform feel much more intimate. People are guilty of seeing dating platforms as cash-cows, which could impact the mindset you take on there. For Tinder, the story is quite simple.
It didn’t begin because someone somewhere had the burning passion for connecting single people. Instead, Tinder was birthed out of the Silicon Valley desire to make the next big thing in tech. It was born out of the efforts of a tech lab called Hatch Labs and a development firm named Xtreme Labs.
Tinder’s rise to fame and mouth-watering can be put to its innovation to change the face of dating. The platform took the gamification of social media apps to the next level. It introduced a swipe-based matching system that has become the religion of the online dating world.
Every dating app outs there has that feature or something that looks like it. Tinder was launched in 2012 and has since recorded over 2 billion swipes and exponential user base growth. It is not only Tinder’s user base or the number of swipes that witnessed growth; however, its revenue shot up too.
Tinder now makes nothing short of a billion dollars in revenue every year. Coffee Meets Bagel is one of the least famous sites in the dating world. It was launched around the same time Tinder was established in 2012, but it has not yet enjoyed the same success levels that Tinder has enjoyed.
Coffee Meets Bagel does have one of those heart-warming organic stories. It was started by three sisters, namely, Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang, and launched in New York. Yearly, the platform’s revenue has been put at 25 million dollars.
For free, you can download the Coffee Meets Bagel app. You can create profiles to attract other platform members, and you can check out other people’s profiles to find potential matches. Once someone likes you back and you’ve been connected, you can send a message to the new match for free. They have a unique credits-based system whose naming draws inspiration from the unique name of the platform.
It is called Beans, and it is how you access paid features on the platform. On registering, you get some Beans for free.
Tinder does not have a credits-based system that gives you access to the platform’s exclusive features. They have the usual monthly-based plans you see on most dating platforms. On Tinder, some of the key features you have access to without paying are account creation and app download.
Compared to Coffee Meets Bagel, you can do more for free. Beyond registering an account, you are allowed access to the swiping feature, albeit limitedly, you can find other members, and you get the paid super like feature for free; you get one every day.
Comparison of the Sign-Up process
Signing up on Coffee Meets Bagel is easy but limited in a way. Usually, you see dating sites offer several sign-up options, but Coffee Meets Bagel does not. You are required to sign-up through Facebook. This means if you do not use Facebook, there is no way you can get on the platform. Your matches are also made via Facebook – your friend-of-friends.
Tinder is like every other app out there that gives you the comfortable option of picking between several sign-up options. You can use your existing Google Account, your Facebook account, or you could start afresh and create a new account. You will be required to verify your email or mobile number you signed up using that.
Coffee Meets Bagel isn’t available for everyone. They target specific demographics, which have been large cities from the look of it. The platform looks to allow these cities alone to use the app.
They are also incredibly private about their user base, but information leaks point to about 21 million people, mainly in the United States and Hong Kong.
You will find a lot of young professionals on the platform. Tinder is basically Facebook for dating. Wherever you are in the world, you most likely can access Tinder. For example, Coffee Meets Bagel has some countries banned from accessing their website; Tinder isn’t like that.
Tinder has a user base of over 50 million people who have different cultural backgrounds. It is the place to go if you would love to meet someone out of your bubble.
Ease of Use
If this section was a match, Tinder wins it. Tinder is one of the most pleasing dating sites to look at and be on too. You can use it on the web or as an app. Coffee Meets Bagel is only available as an app on Android and iOS. They used to have an online portal, which they took down recently.
There is no official word on how many marriages Tinder has made possible. Still, the number of people registered on the website and the number of paying customers should be enough evidence for anyone looking to join the dating site. Coffee Meets Bagel claims to have been responsible for over 120 engagements and marriages in the United States so far.
Tinder’s paid plans
Tinder Gold under 28
- 1 Month: 14.99 USD
- 6 Months: 52.99 USD
- 12 Months: 82.99 USD
Tinder Gold over 28
- 1 Month: 29.99 USD
- 6 Months: 112.99 USD
- 12 Months: 149.99 USD
Tinder Plus under 28
- 1 Month: 9.99 USD
- 6 Months: 34.99 USD
- 12 Months: 54.99 USD
Tinder Plus over 28
- 1 Month: 19.99 USD
- 6 Months: 60.00 USD
- 12 Months: 80.00 USD
Coffee Meets Bagel’s Plans
- 1 Month: 34.99 USD
- 3 Months: 74.99 USD
- 6 Months: 119.99 USD
- 12 Months: 179.99 USD
Beans (In-App Currency)
- 100 Credits: 1.99 USD
- 2,000 Credits: 23.99 USD
- 3,000 Credits: 24.99 USD
Pros and Cons
Coffee Meets Bagel Pros
- Your matches are people you can easily find out more about
- Allows you to send messages for free
Coffee Meets Bagel Cons
- It does not operate globally
- Sign-up is too tied with Facebook
- It is available globally
- There are several sign-up options
- The swiping feature is limited on the free-tier
- Tinder is notorious for selling user data
Tinder is a more successful dating platform than Coffee Meets Bagel, but that is no guarantee that you will find a match on it. Before you decide which platform you should go for, you should know that both platforms have some red flags.
Tinder’s own comes in the way it shares user data with third-party platforms. If you have no problem with your user data getting used to target you with ads probably, then that is fine. Coffee Meets Bagel has been breached before.
A hacker once got into the platform and stole user records that many suspects include the age, gender, name, and email address of over 6 million users. The platform’s tight-relationship with Facebook, a company known for mishandling user data, also raises eyebrows.