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‘Anti-Tinder’ dating app (whose founders rejected a $30 MILLION Shark Tank investment) swaps superficial ‘swipe right’ for delivering just ONE expertly matched suitor to members’ phones per day

  • Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel pairs singles with one match per day
  • Unlike Tinder’s continuous swiping, it creates a custom match for users 
  • It uses algorithms that match singles with mutual Facebook friends
  • ‘Female-friendly’ app aimed at professionals after more than a ‘hook-up’
  • Created by sisters Dawoon, Arum and Soo Kang 
  • They appeared on US show Shark Tank and rejected a $30 million offer

Tinder has undoubtedly been the hottest addition to the dating scene of the past few years.

But it’s common to hear of ‘swipe fatigue’, the superficiality and ease of disregarding potential partners based wearing thin on some users.

It is perhaps unsurprising then that a new app promising quality over quantity by delivering a single customised match to members’ phones once per day has already gained over 21 million new users in New York and Hong Kong.

This week the app, Coffee Meets Bagel, launches in Sydney.

It connects to user’s Facebook accounts and uses key profile information – gender, age, educational background, religious preference, and ethnicity as well as mutual friends – to create a perfect match using high-tech algorithms.

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Swipe goodbye to Tinder: A new dating app that aims for quality over quantity and already has 21 million members in New York is launching in Sydney this week

Swipe goodbye to Tinder: A new dating app that aims for quality over quantity and already has 21 million members in New York is launching in Sydney this week

While Tinder users can continue swiping through prospects until the city’s pool of singles is exhausted, Coffee Meets Bagel only allows users to like or decline the one match offered to them per day.

This method ensures members give the potential date more than a second glance.

The founders – three sisters from New York devised the app after they were unlucky in love and decided to take matters into their own hands.

With 21 million US users already, the – Dawoon Kang, 32, and sisters Arum, 32, and Soo, 34, have chosen Sydney as the third city to launch the dating service.

Family business: The app, Coffee Meets Bagel, is founded by sisters Dawoon, Arum and Soo Kang

Family business: The app, Coffee Meets Bagel, is founded by sisters Dawoon, Arum and Soo Kang

Ambitious: The sisters turned down a US$30 million buyout offer from billionaire Mark Cuban on US investment show Shark Tank

Ambitious: The sisters turned down a US$30 million buyout offer from billionaire Mark Cuban on US investment show Shark Tank

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Dawoon explained that with Coffee Meets Bagel she and her sisters aim to ‘bring quality back to online dating but also create a female friendly dating service.’

‘I don’t want to bash Tinder, but people mostly use it for entertainment or hook ups and it’s given online dating a bad reputation and made people hesitant to be associated with online dating,’ she said.

Kang revealed that 70 per cent of people using online dating sites are men, and from their research, women tend to feel less safe or get spooked easily by a bad online dating experience.

 

 

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