In our tests, our accounts got an average of three matches, which was rather low compared to other services we tried.
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.
The service gives male users 21 curated matches every day that they can either like or pass on.
The women, in turn, get to see which men have liked them and decide whether to like them back.
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.
A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.
We looked at today’s most popular dating websites and apps and rated their matching tools, costs, ease of use, messaging features and other features.
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.
It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.
While our reviewers don't think the website is very well designed, the free mobile app is also an option that's super easy to use.
The one downside to any service with free messaging is that you could feel overwhelmed if you find yourself with a flooded inbox.
Setting up your profile is fast and only requires a few quick facts about yourself and your appearance.