Signing in gives you your first Bagel. So, let's take a look.
Give and Take allows you to either send the profile of one of 8 selected matches to another CMB user or Facebook friend, or take that match for yourself to connect with another Bagel. The problem? The app doesn't take sexual preference into the mix.
I will say this, it's easy to forget that I even have this app installed. It doesn;t have the immediacy of Tinder or the content that sites like OKCupid have. There's very little to read and therefore very little to care about. And the Give and Take feature's location service full on sucks. I am learning more about the geography of the south of England than I am about potential dates or partners. I haven't seen a Bagel that lives anywhere near me today
Still nothing from that one Bagel I liked, by the way.
What I will say so far is that there is a noticeable disconnect with this app, which kind of defeats the point of an app that is, in it's primary function, supposed to connect people. There is no way to message anyone besides matching with them, much like Tinder. However, unlike Tinder, you can only connect with the one Bagel you get per day, unless you really want to take a chance on the Give and Take matches, which cap out at 8 per day and often don't even amount to that. It's all very unimpressive and not worth coming back to.
Coffee Meets Bagel is a great idea on paper, but poor in execution. I can't recommend it when I would have and have had better luck with meeting friends of friends or people at work. When an internet dating site is more limited than your actual real life options, then said app is a failure. Coffee Meets Bagel is, therefore, a failure.