Chappy is also backed by Whitney Wolfe Herd, the CEO of Bumble. Coffee Meets Bagel’s radical focus is on the quality of matches it offers, rather than an endless sea of faces you find yourself vacantly swiping through elsewhere.
Instead of being matched with strangers in a nearby area, Hinge matches its users with friends of friends.
It captures other users within a 250m radius of your own smartphone, giving you a cross-section of Londoners around you - and potentially your coffee house crush. Originally launched as ‘Grindr for girls’, Robyn Exton’s LGBTQ dating app has fast grown to be the biggest community for lesbian, bisexual and queer women worldwide.
Dream of finding the person who hates the same things as you? Instead of faces, you match with people depending on topical talking points, whether that’s your feelings on Trump or Putin, or rage-inducing topics like slow walkers. The app mixes dating and social networking, with a Don’t want to tell your friends or future children that you met on Tinder?
Last year, Badoo launched a facial recognition feature which allows users to upload an image of a person they like, whether that’s a celebrity and someone they know, and find other Badoo users who look similar. It’s even open to those who are simply beard-curious.
Bumble’s USP is that it challenges female users to make the first move, basically eliminating the bro-culture of other dating platforms. ‘Join, reserve, unlock and drive’ — it really is that simple.