Hello and welcome to our review of an app called Cobble.
This is neither a dating app nor a dating site.
However, it has everything to do with dating.
So let’s get down to it then and describe just what Cobble is because I am sure you want to know, right?
Cobble is a new app that focuses on you, your significant other, and your date plans.
The Cobble app is for those of us who are already dating someone.
It focuses more on date nights or date ideas.
In fact, if you wanted to summarize what Cobble is, the term “decision-making app” would be the best description for it.
It allows you to browse dating ideas, suggests them to the person you are dating, and see if they’d think it’s something they’d like to do as a couple
That’s the basic idea behind Cobble.
If you’d like to know more, we are going to do a complete evaluation in this article.
We will take a look at:
Let’s get right into it!
- Ease of use – 4/5
- Success rate – 3/5
- Key features – 3/5
- Price – 5/5
Pros and Cons
- Cobble offers a unique way for you and your partner to decide on dating activities. It’s a fresh approach that puts the overall decision-making in both partner’s hands in a fun way.
- Cobble is free to use.
- Cobble’s calendar feature means you can easily plan dates nights for weeks ahead.
- Cobble is only available for IOS devices. Sadly, if you are an Android user you cannot use the app
- Cobble is only available in major cities at present, mostly in the United States.
Who Is It For/Demographics?
There’s no select group that Cobble is aimed at.
It’s for dating couples, those who are well into their relationship to those who are going on a first-time date.
It gives a unique way to decide what a date should entail, that’s why I identify it as a decision-making app.
Cobble is the brainchild of founder Jordan Scott.
Scott isn’t new to this type of idea either.
In fact, she also started IDK Tonight a site with the sole aim of helping to curate dates for couples in New York City.
And now Cobble has taken this whole idea further, turning it into a convenient app that helps with the age-old dating question, “What do you want to do tonight” and its reply, “I don’t know, what you want to do?”
The numbers behind Cobble
Cobble is obviously aimed at a U.S. audience and according to their website, over 50 000 people have signed up to use the app.
Remember, this isn’t a dating app.
Gathering that many users in a short space of time is pretty spectacular.
Let’s confirm some other stats behind the app that my research was able to uncover.
- Around 5 000 users log in each day
- That’s 35 000 a week and over 150 000 each month
- 58% of users are male
- 42% are female
- The biggest group of users of Cobble are aged between 25 and 34 years old
- Around 30% of all users come from this group
In analyzing those figures, to me, it shows that the idea behind Cobble is certainly one that has caught on with Americans as a way to come up with date plans.
Ease of Use
At this point, Cobble is only downloadable for devices running IOS.
You can get it for free in the App store where it’s clearly a massive hit with a 4.8-star rating.
For me, the main downside here is that at this point, Cobble is only for those with Apple devices.
Surely at some point, they will test it on Android devices as well.
I would hope so, especially if Cobble is looking to expand even further.
But for now, it’s a major critique for me.
Registering on the Cobble app
Let me just demonstrate how easy it is to do so.
Simply download the app and start the process by providing your phone number.
Cobble will then send you a verification code.
Once you input that, you are asked for some information about yourself, very much like a dating app registration would start.
- First and last name
- The pronoun you associate with yourself (yes, Cobble is LBGT friendly)
- An email address
A feature of Cobble is the fact that you can use it in conjunction with your significant other, so at this point, you can indicate if you are or not going to.
Yes, if you’d prefer, you can use Cobble as a single person who is looking for top-rated restaurants to visit, amongst other attractions.
No matter what you choose here, it can always be changed later.
Note that Cobble has to make use of your location to help find places that you can visit on your dates, so you will need to provide permission for that.
And now you ready to start using the app.
Although this isn’t a dating app, you still have some information to fill in as part of your Cobble profile.
In assessing what’s needed here, I found that Cobble profiles aren’t packed with information.
But they don’t need to be because it’s not something that is going to be seen by other, just your partner.
Your profile does still play a significant role in how the app works.
That’s because it’s here that you can keep track of all the information that’s related to the dates you’ve been on.
So despite Cobble not operating as a dating app and the only person that will see it already knows you, profiles are a critical part of how this app operates.
Finding your way around
This is a thoroughly modern app with a design to match.
It’s super easy to use as well.
You will notice a host of menus at the bottom of the screen.
It’s with these that you will navigate your way around the app.
The first thing you would need to do is to link up with your partner who also would need to download Cobble and register as a user.
I will indicate how you can do that when we look through the various menus that Cobble has.
- Two phones icon: This is where you can look through restaurants and other activities in your area. If you and your partner agree on one, then you can set up a date. We will explain how this works later in the review.
- Calendar icon: Here you can view various date nights you have set up as well as see others where you still need to decide on an activity.
- Envelope icon: This is where you will initially add your partner as a connection. You can also send and receive messages here
- Person icon: This gives you access to your Cobble profile as well as various other settings
It really is super simple to use and fun too.
Now that we’ve determined how to register as a Cobble user, set up a profile and gained insight into the overall design of the app, it’s time to talk about how it works.
And it’s here that it features many similarities with dating apps.
A particular highlight is the fact that you will have to do some swiping.
How Cobble operates
Once you’ve set up your profile and linked up with your partner, it’s time to use Cobble to help the two of organizing some dates.
This is fairly simple to do.
Start by clicking on the icon on the bottom left of the screen.
This will present you with restaurants, comedy clubs and other activities in the area in which you live.
Swipe left on those you are not interested in swipe right on those that you are.
See, I told you it was like a dating app, right?
Your partner will do the same.
If both of you swipe right on a restaurant, for example, well that’s a matchup.
You’ve both agreed that would make the perfect place to go out and eat for a date night.
Then it’s a case of scheduling it in the calendar.
All your plans for the upcoming week are displayed here.
If you’ve found a place that you’d really like to spend a date night at, you can then share that with your partner to see if they will agree and swipe right on it.
It’s a simple idea but very cleverly done.
Cobble also allows you to refine your searches.
So if you only want to see restaurants, you can set the app to show only that.
The main downside with Cobble at the moment is that it’s only available in large cities like NYC but the rollout is continuing as the app’s growth expands.
The app also includes a plan builder through which you can construct the perfect date, including times, venues and more.
Each partner can add suggestions and either agree or disagree until both parties indicate they are happy with the final plans.
Cobble has two main key features:
1. My list
My list will keep track of all your activities on the app.
So if you find a place that you’d really like to go to, add it to your list.
You can then share it from your list with your partner and if they swipe right on it, well that’s a date.
My list also keeps track of all the places you have already gone to for a date and it’s easy then to reschedule another date at those venues if you’d like to.
2. Date swiping
I’ve covered this already but it’s one of Cobble‘s main features.
Who would have thought that an app like this would use a system of swiping and matchups to help facilitate dates?
And despite it seeming a little odd to me at first, I was more than impressed with how it actually operated.
It’s pretty exciting to swipe right on something and get a matchup because your partner has done so already.
It keeps date nights fresh and certainly added a little mystery which is never a bad thing in a relationship, right?
Currently, Cobble is totally free to use.
There are no costs involved to download it and also you won’t find any in-app purchases either.
Conclusion and Overall Rating
Thanks for taking the time to read through our review of TryCobble.com.
This app helps solve that age-old question that partners always have: “What do you feel like doing/eating tonight”.
It’s a great little app with huge potential in my book.
A highlight for me is that it’s so easy to use and can certainly help make dating fun again for both you and your partner.
Plus it doesn’t hurt that it is free.
The major drawback at present is that it’s only available for Apple devices so Android users are certainly missing out.
To conclude, Cobble is an app that’s really going to take off I feel, especially because it offers something so unique.
For an overall rating, Cobble gets 3.75 out of 5 and if you are a resident of New York or other large American cities, it’s worth a look.
Onlineforlove studied and tested Cobble and concluded that it has massive potential in helping couples agree on a date night.
The approach we used was to give a star rating for the most important criteria for this app we reviewed, as well as how suitable it was for users looking for a fun, new way to decide on a date night.
Our evaluation of the app was based on the following factors: price, ease of use, app feature, overall effectiveness and the mobile experience offered.