You can still send a message -- it just won't show up in the recipient's inbox unless you match.
Because who doesn't enjoy sending a thoughtful message to someone who might never see it?
It's basically the first stop for those entering the dating world.
If you want to play the odds when it comes to online dating, you need to be swiping where everyone's swiping.
On the upside, the profiles are brief, which helps you to make decisions quickly.
At the end of the day, I have friends who've had the perfect match on CMB, but it isn't my favorite app.This might be helpful if you're looking to date your immediate neighbors (or Uber drivers), but I don't see the attraction when competitors like Tinder already show the distance between you and other users.Frankly, if I saw an attractive guy in a coffee shop, I'd just approach him rather than check to see if he's on Happn.You have the option of displaying a lot of useful information that could be deal breakers: your political leanings, your religion, your alcohol consumption frequency or even your interest level in having children someday.And the prompts provided by Hinge do help create more engaging profiles.However, I found the app confusing to use, with too many features and a lot of gimmicks.I shouldn't have to look up online tutorials to figure out how to use a dating app. I was also disappointed in the notifications, which I found too pushy.Profiles are a lot more in-depth than most online dating sites, and if you answer a seemingly endless series of questions (much like a personality test), they will spit out a reasonable Match/Enemy percentage ratio on profiles to help you gauge compatibility based on interests.Changes in the last few years have made Ok Cupid a bit more like Tinder (both owned by the same company) focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without matching with them first.CMB was constantly "gently" reminding me to message people I'd matched with.I eventually disabled the app after receiving the following notification: "Show [match name] who's boss and break the ice today!