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Coffee Meets Bagel vs Elite Singles

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What's the best Online Dating Site? The dating scene has certainly changed over the past several years. More and more people are trying online dating. In fact, a recent survey from the Knot found that 19% of brides surveyed had met and started their relationship with their spouse online, that's 1 out of every 5 couples getting married met each other through the use of an online dating site.

While some of the first online dating sites were introduced over 20 years ago, today the number of online dating services is extensive. For many, the sheer number of possibilities can be a challenge to figure out which one will work best for them. The good news is that there is no right answer for everyone - the type of relationship you want and the features of the dating sites will likely drive you to a specific service.

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4.5 stars
Coffee Meets Bagel

COFFEE MEETS BAGEL

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Cost:

$20/month for a 6-month Premium subscription

In-app purchases extra

Users:

272,200 unique visitors per month

Coffee Meets Bagel is shaking up the world of online dating. Coffee Meets Bagel recognizes that men and women approach dating differently which is why they provide differentiated service for men and women. They focus on a "Ladies Choice" philosophy that provides women with a daily list of up to 6 suggested bagels that have already liked her profile. This allows her to focus on quality (not quantity) and puts women in control to determine if they want to take things further and chat, a feature that most women appreciate.

Men are also given a suggested list of bagels each day, but these bagels have generally not seen their profile, so they are given a longer list of suggestions to "like" or "pass". Then they must wait to start a conversation until a bagel they "liked" wants to connect. A new list of suggested bagels is delivered at noon every day for both men and women. All users have the option of scanning through the "Discover" list of bagels and can use "beans" to "take" a bagel, indicating his/her interest and increasing the possibility of a true match. Usually these bagels have not seen the user's profile and will only be able to chat one both parties like the other's profile.

One of the best things about Coffee Meets Bagel is that you can use the site for free from the beginning with no restrictions. If you want to speed up your search, that is when you will start to shell out the bucks. Beans will need to be purchased and will help you "take" bagels from your "Discover" list or unlock other app features like the photo lab report. Prices range from $1.99 for 100 beans to $24.99 for 3000 beans. You can also purchase a premium subscription that will cost you about $20 a month (if you purchase 6 months at a time). The premium subscription will get you a chat activity report on your bagels, free "takes" each month and more beans with each purchase.

Signing up with Coffee Meets Bagel is easy. You complete your profile by answering some questions about yourself and your preferences. You will even include a couple of icebreakers to snag your special bagel's interest. Adding photos are easy and it's recommended to change them often to keep your profile fresh. They even have a Photo Lab where you can upload a picture where members can vote on picture options to help you pick the perfect photo to increase interest in your profile

Unfortunately, there is not much information about success rates for creating lasting relationships with Coffee Meets Bagel. However, for those that want to focus on serious relationships, receive a shorter list of quality suggestions and avoid the long lists of scrolling and searching, Coffee-Meets-Bagel is a great option. The app is easy to use, and the bagels and beans vocabulary keep things fun.

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Elite Singles

ELITE SINGLES

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Cost:

$57.95 / month for 3 month subscription

$31.95 / month for 12 month subscription

Users:

1 million unique visitors per month

Elite Singles caters to the elitist in all of us. 80% of their members have a university degree, so the types of people you will meet through Elite Singles will most likely be different than another personality based dating service reviewed on this list, but you will also pay more for the pleasure of rubbing elbows with the "Elite".

Getting started with Elite Singles is easy, but a little time consuming since you need to answer the personality questionnaire. No purchase is necessary to complete this step and you will receive your personality test results regardless if you choose to purchase a subscription or not. With a free membership, you will also be able to receive partner suggestions, send smiles and likes to other members and upload photos, but you will not be able to see clear photos of those you are matched with until you upgrade. You will only see a blurry picture, which is very disappointing.

If you choose to purchase a subscription you will then have access to unlimited communication with other members and have access to the intelligent matchmaking service. Upgrading your subscription to the Premium Classic subscription allows you to see all member photos, all visitors to your profile and receive read receipts when communicating with other members of the site.

There are some drawbacks to EliteSingles. The first is that you will not be able to search the broad membership base directly. You will only be introduced to potential matches based on the site's matching algorithm using the 5 factors of compatibility obtained from your personality test. This can be a good thing because it frees up your time to focus on building great relationships, rather than hunting through the online database. Another drawback is the large number of complaints on fake profiles. These complaints go with the territory of online dating, but there did seem to be more than usual for this site. The final concern is the price. It is one of the more expensive options on this list.

While the idea is strong and there are several fans of the dating service Elite Singles provides, we rated this one in the middle because of the cost and the number of negative reviews.

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There are a number of factors you should consider before choosing an Online Dating Service. Some of these include:

  • Relationship. Are you interested in a long-term relationship, a casual affair or do you just want to find a new friend?
  • Control. Do you want to have complete control over the matches you are presented with and do the searching yourself? Or do you want to let science and math take over and find matches for you?
  • Features. What features appeal most to you? Instant messaging, emails, blogs, video posts, lots of profile pictures, personality matching or social network matching?
  • Membership. Does the size of the membership for the site matter to you? Do you want work with a site that has lots of members or fewer members?
  • Cost. How much are you willing to pay? How fast do you want to find your special match and are you willing to pay more to speed up the search?
  • Support. Does customer service matter to you?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Online Dating Services available today. We hope this information helps you start your next relationship right away!

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