Best High-Tech Matchmaker San Francisco 2014 - Coffee Meets Bagel
In a city so tech-savvy — and dating-app saturated — that everyone's next soulmate is just a swipe away, it's surprising we haven't done away with the notion of soulmates entirely. But even within the industry driving these changes, some companies still subscribe to old-fashioned ideals of romance: If the right partner is a needle in a haystack, it's better to pursue the needle than scoop up all the hay. The best of these is SOMA start-up Coffee Meets Bagel, whose three female executives offer users a single cherry-picked match each day, rather than a glut of profiles to click through. It's a throwback to the old matchmaker, delivered via an app.