Coffee Meets Bagel sends one potential friend-of-a-friend match to your inbox every day at noon.The “bagel” is based on specific profile information and preferences, such as religion, height and personal details.
When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the $10 per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.
Carrot Dating doesn’t want its users to settle for their second choice. Sometimes called the “anti-Facebook,” this app encourages people to get offline and go out in the real world.
Creating a profile, browsing singles and finding matches is free, but you’ll need to pony up a membership fee of about $35 per month to enjoy all the benefits, like emailing members.
Those who don’t actually want to date, but want their friends and family to get off their back, can pay their way to a faux girlfriend.
Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?