CMB BLOG - Jan 29 - Coffee Meets Bagel's Co-Founder and CEO Dawoon Kang braved Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) on January 22 to answer the questions on everyone's mind: from tips for online dating, to where the name "Coffee Meets Bagel" came from.
Q: How can I increase my match rates on CMB?
A: Have an effective profile (longer profiles are better than short ones) and respond to chat requests when you receive them.
Q: Is Dating Sunday really the busiest day for online dating?
A: It was actually the biggest chat day in CMB history! The next most-popular day was the following Sunday (Jan 13)
Q: What are some of the best online dating icebreakers?
A: Jokes are great. Secondarily, commenting on someone’s profile is also a great way to hit it off.
Q: What's your online dating philosophy?
A: Quality over quantity.
Q: How does 'Discover' work?
A: The idea of Discover is to open up the pool of matches to people you might not consider otherwise.
Q: What are you doing about online dating bots?
A: This is a real problem on our app. This quarter, our goal is to get ourselves set up to use a third party safety specialists.
Q: What does the name 'Coffee Meets Bagel' mean?
A: We choose bagel as an homage to New York (where CMB started), and coffee just goes well with bagels.