It’s a lie of we say our political choice doesn’t have any impact on our dating life. My date last night said, “Change is needed.” Then I thought, “Let’s see if the change is for better or worse or both.” Instead of Netflix and chill, it was CNN and panic.
Donald Trump is the new President of America. Many people are posting #NotMyPresident online, and Canada’s immigration site crashed last night. However, Trump supporters couldn’t be happier with the result of 2016 election.
Video source: Fox News
There is now a dating site called “TrumpSingles.com” claimed that it is “making dating great again.” I first thought it was a joke, but after last night apparently everything is a joke.
“At first I was concerned that people would think this was a parody site,” says founder David Goss to the New York Post. “But people have told me that they’re so happy they can finally go on dates without worrying about political differences.”
The site isn’t the first to exploit on the relation between romance and politic. If you are decidedly not Trump fans (I raised my hand), there’s a dating website called “MapleMatch.com” for those who are looking to find potential Canadian partners to save them from “the unfathomable horror of a Trump Presidency.”
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Who doesn’t like coffee and bagels? In case you don’t know, Coffee Meets Bagel is a free dating app that allows women to choose men who have already liked them first. Tech Crunch reported that CMB has generated more than a billion introductions, and at least 50,000 couples have met through its service. ABC News also stated that CMB are generating more than 20,000 relationships including 200 marriages as a result of matches through their app.
Video credit: Coffee Meets Bagel
CMB was founded in 2012 by three sisters, Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang, and has raised over $11 million in funding. In 2015 the Kang sisters rejected $30 million offer from Shark Tank host Marc Cuban. It was not a regrettable choice since CMB is viewed as potentially bigger than Match.com with $800 million revenue.
CMB’s algorithm reveals only 21 quality matches, known as “bagels,” for guys every day at noon. They can either “Like” or “Pass.” Then, it is the girls’ turn to choose their best potential dates that have already expressed their interest. Users have 24 hours to Yes, the women will make the final call. Many agreed that CMB is a feminist-dating app, since there are no more “guessing games” for ladies.
Once you are connected, a private chat room will be open for seven days, so users must exchange numbers pre-disappearance. This is the time to see your connection before your “not-so-blind” date. At day six, CMB will send you a reminder that the line is closing. The app has a clean design and has less glitch than Tinder. It is also easy to navigate.
This week, Tinder just launched “smart photos,” a feature that will automatically pick your best profile picture so you are more likely to get matches. But Tinder was not the first app to have done this. CMB already launched “photo lab” earlier this year.
Of course it is not easy to compete with Tinder, which is already used by more than 50 million people, and has been downloaded at least 100 million times. Unlike Tinder, which 58 percent of its users are male, CMB has a majority of female users. This is also good for guys since they will have more choices.
Since CMB is a San Francisco based app, I decided to give it a try. Well, I was also hooked by CMB’s Instagram promo, claiming that this app gives you the key to finding your potential “love,” not just “hookups.”
So far, I’ve met two guys last weekend. Are they good people? Yes, I enjoyed our conversations. Will I date them? No. No matter how advance the matchmaking system is, we only can know whether there is connection or not after we meet in real life.
Here is my honest review of Coffee Meets Bagel based on my personal experience after using it for one week. See also the info-graphic below to observe the comparison between CMB and Tinder.
Overal Rating 4/5
Quality of members 5/5
Dating potential 3/5
* Please see below of the rating system
Let's start with cons, since we always want to know right away what is wrong.
Remember, CMB is not Tinder. If you press “Like” for everyone then you defeat the purpose of this app. The app encourages users to take things slow and consider each match, since CMB is trying to curate more exclusive matches for you.
Download Coffee Meets Bagel from App Store and Google Play. Please, write to me and share your CMB stories
* Rating system:
1 = Poor
2 = Fair
3 = Good
4 = Very Good
5 = Excellent
Ladies, it’s time to find your girl squad!
Tinder is spreading their sweeping zone with a $1.4 million investment in Hey! VINA, a friend-finding app for women. After launching Tinder Social this summer, which connects groups of people for a night out, CEO Sean Rad continues to expand Tinder’s image so that it is more than just a hook-up app.
“In our research, it’s clear that many of our users want a product that functions the same way as Tinder but helps them find friends instead,” Rad told Tech Crunch. “We invested in Vina because I’ve been thinking about this space, about social introduction as a broader theme, for a very long time.“
Hey! Vina was launched in January this year by startup goddesses, Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian. It operates like a platonic Tinder by matching you with a potential BFF in similar zip codes. There would be a picture pulled out from Facebook, a short bio, and personality quizzes.
Personally, I am excited to hear this news. I’ve been using Tinder for three years, and my friends have been complaining that I waste my time on meeting guys more than hanging out with girls. But to be honest, after high school, it’s not easy to find close friends that share the same interests. Of course, the main reasons are the lack of time, priorities change, and women often super picky in choosing girlfriends that they are comfortable to bond with. On the weekend when we hang out at a bar, most likely you would be busy catching up with your current friends when guys are hitting on you. There is greater chance to meet new guys than like-minded women that you’ll click with.
We are living in the era when people are socializing with phones. It is sad to admit that we need an app that helps us in the most basic social skills: building a friendship. However, as modern women who are always on the move, this app is a solution to expand our social circle.
Video by Hey! Vina
Hey! Vina only has three stars review on the App store, but hopefully with Tinder as its new mentor, the app will be able to reach its potential. I can’t wait until Hey! Vina is available for Android. So don’t forget to tell your girlfriends, colleagues, mom, sister, aunt, and neighbor lady about Hey! Vina— no lady left behind!
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