All in all, I’d say college students should stick to Bumble or Tinder.
If Tinder is your tried and true, Bumble definitely won’t disappoint.
Hinge Likability: 4/10 Age range: 23-27 Hinge is meant for professional men and women.
Coffee Meets Bagel runs on a points system: For every swipe or detail you add to your biography, you earn “beans” that you can use later to unlock more singles, or bagels.
Unfortunately, after flipping through the first batch of bagels, or matches, didn’t feel like I had to scroll through the rest.
Rarer still is finding a food-themed dating app that actually works.
Unfortunately, Coffee Meets Bagel is a half-baked app.
However, men have the option to extend their time by one day with one girl – just one – from all their matches. Instead of typing “hey,” I started the conversation with a gif of a penguin waving. After matching with a solid number of attractive men – most of them from GW, Georgetown University and the University of Maryland at College Park – and striking up conversation with 10 of them, I managed to grab myself a date.
As a passive person when it comes to starting conversations on dating apps, it was nerve-wracking to know I had to start one on Bumble. He actually showed up, and we had a pretty good time at Poppabox.
Maybe it was the lack of diversity because of the limited number of bagels I was allowed to view each day, but there weren’t that many singles on the app that caught my eye.
The one thing Coffee Meets Bagel did well was make conversations easy.
Just like Tinder, you swipe left for “no” and right for “yes” through a slideshow of singles, but on Bumble, women hold all the power – only they can start the conversation.