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She said Coffee Meets Bagel users were turning away from a culture of low commitment and easily-forgotten encounters on hook-up apps in pursuit of real love.
They also require you to prepay for the first round of drinks, the idea being that it helps ensure everybody shows up.
If Grouvly is the Asian answer to Grouply, then Paktor is the Asian answer to Tinder.
The Singapore-based company - paktor is Hokkien for going on a date - has added a few features that distinguish the app from its most obvious competitor: you can apply filters for height, job and education etc. The company that runs Paktor also has a bespoke dating service called Gai Gai, with a focus on Southeast Asia, so you can get right to a match.
The 24-hour time limit is good motivation for people who tend to second-guess when it comes to matters of the heart.
One user we spoke to did complain that it depends too heavily on determining your type: "After a few days if you're only connecting with Asian girls, that's all you start seeing." For years the two kings of online dating have been Tinder for heterosexual dating and Grindr for gay dating and hook-ups.