On February 11th, 2018, Coffee Meets Bagel hosted Asia’s largest singles running event at Hong Kong Science Park in Hong Kong, with over 1,500+ participants! The 5km run involved a group warm up with ice breaker activities, two obstacle courses that could only be done in pairs, and some awesome date activities like latte making classes and dinner for two as rewards.
So you might be wondering…why did a dating app organize Run Date 2018? At Coffee Meets Bagel, we want to create authentic connections for this generation in all possible ways. We didn’t want to be limited by the online world. We thought hard: how can we bring more playfulness and fun to dating? What if we create in-person opportunities for people to have fun and make new connections – not in an awkward networking event kind of way – but through experiencing new things that you can actually enjoy.
This is why we decided to launch CMB Experiences – unique, real-world events and spaces where people can step offline and engage in a fun, novel, delightful experience together that inspires them to share and connect authentically with someone new! Run Date Festival in Hong Kong was the first CMB Experience of many to come. This coming May, we will host our second CMB Experience — Camp Meets Bagel, a summer sleep-away camp for grown ups that will take place in New York.
We hope that through these shared experiences we can create a sense of relatedness, camaraderie and belonging for everyone! We are excited to organize a series of CMB Experiences that will make great memories for you and your friends, foster great new friendships, and maybe spark some romance as well.