Kang attributed the app’s popularity to hook-up culture fatigue in a city where young, career-driven professionals struggle to find time to date.She said Coffee Meets Bagel users were turning away from a culture of low commitment and easily-forgotten encounters on hook-up apps in pursuit of real love.
Hong Kong men valued looks above other criteria, while women paid attention to education, profession, and whether potential matches appeared serious about wanting to commit.
Daters in Hong Kong apparently use the San Francisco-based dating app more often than those in other parts of the world.
Kang attributed that to the city’s dense population.
The company’s data also showed that Hong Kong women were more forward than their counterparts in the US, which could be linked to the city’s higher female-to-male ratio.
Every day at noon, Coffee Meets Bagel will send you one highly curated match based on your profile, preferences, and social graph (mutual friends or mutual friends of friends).
If you are interested in your Bagel, hit LIKE on their profile.According to Coffee Meets Bagel, which claims to help singles look for meaningful relationships rather than one-night stands, 66 per cent of Hongkongers who have downloaded the app log on every day. The smartphone app, started four years ago and claiming to have made up to 2.5 billion introductions worldwide since then, expanded to Hong Kong in March last year.Its San Francisco-based co-founder Dawoon Kang, who lived and dated in Hong Kong until a few years ago before returning to the US, said: “Hong Kong was the first market we targeted outside the US, with close to two million singles; that was a huge draw for us.” Inside the murky world of Hong Kong’s compensated dating scene It found that Hong Kong millennials were among the most avid users – a testament both to the high density of singles in the city and the lack of time they have to find love.Evolved from the classic matchmaking website, OKCupid now has an app that keeps you connected no matter where you are.With a series of questions you can answer to increase the accuracy of your match percentages, they are the OG when it comes to the dating game.If the feeling is mutual, we'll open a chat line for you to talk and set up a date.