You then use beans to unlock special features in the app and to “like” other user profiles.The service gives male users 21 curated matches every day that they can either like or pass on.It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.Setting up your profile is fast and only requires a few quick facts about yourself and your appearance.Messaging and viewing user profiles is all free on Plenty of Fish.While our reviewers don't think the website is very well designed, the free mobile app is also an option that's super easy to use.After you write six phrases about yourself and three phrases about what you like in a date, you can start using Coffee Meets Bagel.
To eliminate the likelihood of being bombarded with too many messages, you can only see messages from users you’ve “liked,” which we thought was a clever feature.
The women, in turn, get to see which men have liked them and decide whether to like them back.
If they do, the matched pair can then chat for free.
In our tests, the maximum number of profiles we could like before running out of beans was five a day, which we would think keeps most people from being flippant about their matches.
In our tests, our accounts got an average of three matches, which was rather low compared to other services we tried.