Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. No, you're not "forever alone" — and Match can prove it. Dating is a pain in the ass. Blind dates are awkward, people become disinterested and ghost, and dating the hot coworker always ends awkwardly.
Match review: A user-friendly dating site for people who actually want something serious
History[ edit ] Match. It was started as a proof-of-concept for Electric Classifieds  which aimed to provide classified advertising systems for newspapers. Early on, Kremen was assisted by Peng T. Ong, who helped in the design of the initial system, and Simon Glinsky, who helped in the development of one of the first Internet business plans for Match. The initial business scope developed by this team included a subscription model, now common among personals services, and inclusion of diverse communities with high first trial and market leaders status, including women, technology professionals, and the gay and lesbian communities.
Pure Coffee Meets Bagel This app takes a unique approach to online dating by taking bits and pieces from some of the best online dating sites and combining them into one awesome experience, giving users the best of all worlds. As you might have guessed from the name, coffee beans are the currency of Coffee Meets Bagel , and you earn them through daily logins and other activities. The site is very reward-driven, giving you a limited number of matches each day, based first on the mutual friends you share on Facebook, with the number of matches increasing each consecutive day you log on. With the extra beans you accumulate, you can show interest in another group of potential matches who aren't necessarily your handpicked matches of the day, but with whom you may share common interests. The concept of matching people based on mutual friends isn't new, but because of how the dating platform is designed, it simply works well — as in, without being creepy or overly forward.