How does coffee meets bagel work in 2020 – pictorial guide.

This article explains in detail on how to use CMB & how does Coffee meets bagel work 🙂

After trying out a plethora of dating apps ranging from Bumble to Tinder, You’ve finally come to check CMB out. If you’re wondering what’s different about this app, I’ve talked about it at the end of the article. So read on. 

Step 1: Open the Play Store / App Store in your mobile phone & type “CMB dating app” in the search bar.
Step 2: In the search results displayed below, Tap on CMB Free Dating app.
Step 3: Tap on the Install button ( If your mobile prompts with any messages, hit OK ).
Step 4: You will see the app getting downloaded & installed ( will take a few minutes, based on your internet speed ).
Step 5: Once the app is installed, Tap on the Open button.

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Interesting FAQs answered at the bottom of the post!
Please Scroll down if you are in a hurry 🙂

Step 6: On the splash screen you will have the option “Get Started“. Tap on it.
Step 7: Before you begin, the Coffee meets bagel app requires you to authenticate with Facebook first. This is done to get your details name, Age, interests, andhow to use  your likes. The app then populates all your details. ( all your profile information will be taken from Facebook & your CMB profile will be created behind the scenes )

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Now, you’re all set to pick your bagel/Coffee (Bagel = Women/Coffee = Men). 🙂

Configuring your preferences:

Coffee meets bagel is a location-based dating app, works best when you have set your preferences correctly. Let us show you how.

Step 1: On the app, Tap the Hamburger icon on the top left of your screen & it will open up the menu.
Step 2: Tap on My Profile beneath your profile picture & your profile screen will open up.

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Step 3: Select PREFERENCES in that screen & edit your preferences as per your liking.

Note: The other most important thing in a Location-based dating app like Coffee meets bagel is the location itself. Matches will be shown from the nearest vicinity ( like in Tinder ). So let’s get this right:

Step 4: Tap on DETAILS & check if all your location information is correct. Also feel free to edit every other information, as all these details play an important role in the matchmaking algorithms running behind the scene.

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Choosing the best photo for your profile

Having a high-quality photo that shows your face clearly is essential for getting more bagels. Make sure that only you’re there in the picture (To avoid potential facepalm moments in the future).

Step 1: Tap on the PHOTOS tab. By default, the app pulls your facebook profile picture, but can change that and add other photos later on. Tap on a photo to edit it or delete it. You get options to choose photos from Facebook or you can upload photos from your mobile phone gallery. You also have options to crop your photo to fit in right. You can upload



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Step 2: Once done tap on the tick mark on the top right corner to save your profile settings.

How does coffee meets bagel work?

The underlying philosophy of Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is to offer you the most appropriate set of suggestions every noon. (can vary from 2 t0 10 or more, a day) These suggestions are based on your settings. Every day, you get to like/Pass the suggestion. For each of the suggestions, you get to see more about them, what they like, What quality they like in their date and other preferences.

– When you like a bagel, Coffee Meets Bagel app stacks your profile among others who have liked your bagel too and then displays it within a period of 7 days. There’s a feature called “Skip the line” and should you choose to use it, certain number of Coffee beans (Coffee beans are points system that you can use to activate a feature within the app.) would be deducted from your account and your profile would be shown on priority.

– If the bagel like you back, a match is made & the bagel appears in the Chats section, with the status “Connected“.

– Once You are connected to a Bagel, you can start sending messages to them, but remember the chat tab is only open for 7 days, you would have to make sure you have a meaningful conversation that would inspire the other person to give out their contact information, so you both can meet offline and take it forward.

– Also, should you or the other person takes longer to reply the chat window closes, you and your bagel could choose to extend the chat to a few more days and certain number of Coffee beans would be used to extend the chat window.


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How to get Free Coffee Beans on the Coffee Meets Bagel App?

First, once you sign up for the app, be a regular, as soon as someone likes you back, take the opportunity to initiate the conversation. You would then be prompted with free beans. The other ways where you can get free beans is through doing certain tasks mentioned on the app. Mainly, Following CMB on twitter, Tweeting a status, Following them on instagram and Inviting your friends. Each of these tasks carry different beans as rewards. Inviting your friend carries the most number of beans as you get around 500 beans for each friend who signs up using the link you provide.

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Should you need additional beans, you could purchase them through the bean shop for a price.


What makes Coffee meets Bagel different from other apps in the market?

Coffee Meets Bagel is one of a kind dating app that puts the safety of its users at the center of the product. It focuses on connecting people who are serious about relationships and so on. If you look at the quality of matches you get on the app, you’d be surprised to find genuine people with things in common. CMB also takes down fake profiles almost instantly and only allows real people on its platform.

How does the Premium membership in Coffee meets Bagel work?

CMB is one awesome Dating app that has membership for 1, 3 and 6 Months (at a discounted rate). So what do you get? You get:

  • 6000 beans to use across the app every month.
  • You have the ability to see how if the other person has read your messages.
  • See everyone who likes you instead of waiting for days.
  • You get to see your bagel’s activity (how soon they respond, last seen among, others)
  • & a couple of virtual purchases can be done.

If you are serious into Dating, I guess this will be a good value add on 🙂

What is Coffee meets Bagel women’s Choice of app? How does #LadiesChoice feature work?

The Ladies Choice feature is a new addition in CMB. This feature helps women make informed decisions. This is how LadiesChoice works:

  • Everyday Men in CMB get to check out 21 matches ( Bagels ). In this process either they will Like or Pass the Bagel.
  • Now CMB will curate the best man for each Lady ie. When a woman logs in CMB, she will get to see Men who have liked them already. Via. this feature CMB believes that ladies can skip the guessing game and get connected more effectively with potential men.

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What is the Coffee meets Bagel TAKE feature all about?

You might already know that Coffee Meets Bagel has a Discover section ( and you can discover new people there ). If you would need your profile to appear in someone’s Discover section, you would need to Take Him / Her. Say for example you Discover Jennifer’s profile in your Discovery section & you would want Jennifer to see your profile as well in her Discover section. All you need to do is Take the bagel. In coffee meets bagel, once you take a Bagel – a Take notification is sent to that Bagel as well. A note will appear on your profile ( in your crush’s discover section ) that you have liked them. Whenever you Take a Bagel, beans will be spent from your end. The next time you see their profile, it will be mentioned as Taken.

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What is coffee meets bagel Give feature?

Very simple. You might have a lot of Bagels in your history tab that did not work out for some reason. Now, if you know a friend whom you think would be a better match for a Bagel, you can GIVE them. In coffee meets bagel GIVE is like introducing them to a friend. The best part is, the more you GIVE the more beans you earn. You can earn a maximum of 300 beans per day using the Coffee meets bagel give feature.

How can I get to like more than the allowed number of Bagels every day?

As of now, bagels can connect with close to 2 to 10 people in a day for free. But you can pay for more Bagels. They have something called the Bean shop from which you can earn more beans by referring your friends or straight away you can pay money and get more beans. Once you get more beans, you can trade it for more features etc.

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Apart from the Match’s Coffee meets bagel gives, can I look out myself for more profiles?

Yup. Tap on Discover. Inside you can slide through a lot more profiles. Based on the number of Beans you have left, you can do matchmaking with these profiles.

What is a WOO? (Update: Woo has been replaced with TAKE the bagel in the New version)

This is the Super Like version of Coffee meets bagel 🙂 You can click the + sign and add as many WOO’s as wanted to super impress your bagel. Each WOO deducts a certain number of beans from your account.

How to do a Coffee meets bagel rematch? 

Yes, you can do a Coffee meets bagel rematch by tapping on the Rematch button on a particular profile. The Rematch option is helpful when you PASS on a Bagel and change your mind.

Is there a coffee meets bagel gay version?

The coffee meets bagel gay version is not a separate app, but you have an option in PREFERENCES screen to set it up as STRAIGHT or GAY.

How to use coffee meets bagel to check your stats?

Coffee meets bagel provides a cool interface for everyone to see their stats in detail.

Tap on the Hamburger icon to open the menu > Tap on Tips & Reports.

Inside tap on My Status & you can checkout your weekly stats ( Liked, Passed, No Action, Connected etc. ), The people you have chatted with last week with detailed counts, The Top 5 Most Bagels who chat a lot etc.

Update: Now CMB has the feature to Re-Open expired chats. All you need to do is tap on ‘Reopen‘ and the chat gets activated again. But in order to reopen chats, you need to spend beans ( so only serious people do it )

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Go back & tap on Tips & you get tips on how to improve your dating activities ie. Why a bagel passed on you, Best practices, Things that should not be done etc.

Go back & tap on Reveal & you can check out what other bagels think of you, What is the reason top 5 Bagels like you for etc.

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How to use Coffee meets Bagel Photo Lab feature?

The Photo Lab feature in Coffee meets bagel is used to improve the overall experience of the dating app. Inside you get to choose the best picture of other users, by selecting the best picture of the 2 options displayed. You not only give valuable feedback to the user & improve the app experience – but you also get to earn Bagels for the time you spend inside this section. If you tap on the + sign you get to upload 2 of your pictures as well to get feedback from the community 🙂 Cool!

Update: This feature has been removed when we updated the article in 2020. But, it’s good to know 🙂

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How does coffee meets bagel work offline?

Though Coffee meets bagel app opens up when you are offline, it does not work beyond that. You need to have a active internet connection to get all the features working.

Who are coffee meets bagel founders?

Coffee meets bagel is a dating app founded in 2012 by Arum Kang, Dawoon Kang, Soo Kang.

Where can I get a Coffee meets Bagel clone script app?

You can get a CMB like dating app clone script HERE

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Though apps like Bumble and Tinder have already established their presence in most countries, Coffee Meets bagel is growing at a steady pace. People connect on this platform in a very limited and powerful manner. It is interesting to note that the app is not actually for everyone but for those who value relationships above casual dating and hookups. The team behind Coffee Meets Bagel work actively with the user community, runs beta tests to include newer features that actually work to connect people more effectively. There are many coffee meets bagel success stories & yes the profiles inside are very much genuine. Hope this coffee meets bagel review helps you in getting started with more confidence 🙂

Article Updated on: Jan, 07, 2020

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