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.
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.
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.
It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.
Setting up your profile is fast and only requires a few quick facts about yourself and your appearance.
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.
Our findings are in line with 2016 Consumer Reports data that found users were most satisfied with Ok Cupid over numerous other dating services.
With free dating apps becoming more popular thanks to Tinder, people are gravitating toward predominately free online dating services.
We spent five days trying out 10 different online dating services to figure out which one is the most effective and affordable.