Reddit Coffee Meets Bagel Tips (The Top 3)
Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) has its challenges, just like any dating app does. Some are unique, like getting matches at one time per day and the whole “I am” and “I like” profile format. And others are universal.
I do like the Coffee Meets Bagel app, so even though I wasn’t having much luck at first, I read the Coffee Meets Bagel Reddit for help.
Here are the best 3 things that I picked up in my time there.
#1 How to Start a Conversation
The best first messages end in a specific question (to get them talking about themselves ASAP). Like:
Hey [NAME], what did you do for fun this weekend?
Great dog! What’s her name?
Hey, I’m big into film too. What was the last movie you saw?
#2 From Conversation To Date
The practically no-fail line at play (in bold):
You: Great dog! What’s her name?
Her: A he actually! His name’s Teddy
You: That’s cute. How long have you had him?
Her: 2 years! I got him at the Boulder shelter when he was just a puppy. :) You have pets?
You: Yeah I have a Boxer (Jim) :) Do you get out to the dog parks much?
Her: Ugh not as much as I want to. I started a new job recently, so…
You: What do you do?
Her: I’m a project manager at a startup.
You: Oh, that’s cool! Is it exciting?
Her: It can be for sure! What about you?
You: I’m doing landscaping for the summer, but I have a teaching job lined up for the fall. So that will be a new adventure.
You: Hey would you be down to grab coffee sometime?
Her: Yeah sure. :)
You: Are you free at all next week — maybe Wednesday?
Her: Yeah I can do Wednesday night after 5:30
You: Cool. How about Joe’s Coffee downtown? Is 5:30 good or should we make it 6?
Her: 6 works for me!
You: Cool. See you then!
Her: Looking forward to it! :)
[End of conversation]
#3 Only Use Your Best, Proven-to-Work Profile Pictures
Your Coffee Meets Bagel profile text matters some, but your profile pictures are a way bigger deal. Make or break. Do or die. That’s the case on Coffee Meets Bagel just like every other dating site or app.
Coffee Meets Bagel has a feature called Photo Lab that’s supposed to help you test your pictures, but all the votes on there are people clicking without even looking. The way better photo tester is Photofeeler.
Use Photofeeler to get scientifically-sound feedback from the gender and age you choose, plus learn why a picture is good or bad. The vast majority of people on CMB use pics that don’t do them justice at all, so you’ll be way ahead of the competition with this.