Frankly, if I saw a cute guy in a coffee shop, I'd just approach him rather than check to see if he's on Happn.
Changes in the last year have made Ok Cupid a bit more like Tinder, focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without matching with them first.
You can still send a message -- it just won't show up in the recipient's inbox unless you match.
It's a cool concept and helpful for people who want to meet someone in a more organic manner.
That said, I've never met a single person who actually uses the app.
You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.
Profiles are much more in-depth than most dating sites, and if you answer a seemingly endless series of questions, they will spit out a reasonable Match/Enemy percentage ratio on profiles to help you gauge compatibility.
At the end of the day, I have friends who've had good matches on CMB, but it isn't my favorite app.
Happn matches you with people who are located nearby.
Coffee Meets Bagel hopes to offer users better-quality matches by sending curated matches, or "bagels," each day at noon.
They suggest ice-breakers for first messages, and the profiles are more in-depth than Tinder.
If you want to play the odds when it comes to online dating, you need to be swiping where everyone's swiping.