Sisters Soo, Arum and Dawoon Kang emigrated to America from Korea at an early age, to gain the benefits of a first class education.
Their father worked every available hour to ensure that his three daughters had the best opportunities.
They all knew the type of dating experience they would rather have, and none of the available sites or apps provided their ideal experience.
They decided that with the skills they possessed between them, they could set up their own online dating service, to fill the niche in the market.
On January 9, 2015, Coffee Meets Bagel was featured on an episode of Shark Tank. It formerly differed from its competitors by limiting the amount of profiles users interact with per day.
During the episode, Mark Cuban hypothetically asked "If I offered you million for the company, would you take it? A user used to be able contact one new person through the site per day, however as of 10/2015 they supply users with 'Boneyard Bagels' of undetermined quantity and using anonymous SMS to link users who indicate interest in each other.
Ladies, we will prioritize showing you Bagels that have already liked you and are serious about connecting with you. Because we are fed up with all the swiping and ghosting, and wanted to make sure your time and energy would be focused on guys who are serious about taking the next step. This means over time, your match quality will improve.
That's one of the secrets to success behind Coffee Meets Bagel (or CMB), the female-centric dating app founded by Kang and her two sisters, Arum, 33, and Soo, 35, on Valentine’s Day in 2012.