OkCupid will use these answers to tell potential matches how liberal you are and vice versa, and it’s always a plus if you can avoid heated arguments down the road. Liberal ladies found that this worked to their advantage, as OkCupid released statistics showing that liberal-leaning answers to those questions made you 80% more likely to find love on the site.
“OkCupid welcomes a vibrant community of progressive, innovative individuals,” Seidman explained. “We wanted our new design to reflect that, and also represent the individuality of OkCupid, too.”
“It’s you – our members – who make OkCupid the interesting, welcoming, artsy, nerdy, chill, cultured, foodie, outdoorsy, passionate, zen, quirky place that it is. Thank you for adding to the vibrancy of the OkCupid community.”
An online dating site that’s open and welcoming to even the quirkiest singles and embraces differences and variety of its users should be a given – not a bonus. Unfortunately, a lot of OkCupid’s competitors have some growing up to do. You go, OkCupid. You go.
If you’re feeling hopeless about finding love at all, you won’t be after being on OkCupid. I literally had 607 likes after having my profile up for two days. TWO DAYS. OkCupid has such a massive user base with such a wide variety of people, there’s no way you’re not gonna find a ton of people who find you exactly their type.
The app has that standard swiping app feel (but less “I’m judging you solely on your face” vibes). You see one profile at a time and swipe right or left depending on whether or not you’re interested, with random profile-building questions thrown in at times to narrow down your pickings even more. If you want more freedom to peruse the dating pool, there’s also a discover section
See what potential matches are talking about, search for names, or even type in a hobby, musical artist, or show to see which users near you mentioned the same thing. It’s chill and simple enough to do while you’re waiting in line at the store or sitting on the train, all while feeling more sincere than Tinder.
OkCupid’s overhaul brought a lot of positive changes, but some users weren’t psyched about one in particular. In late 2017, the site es on their profile instead of usernames like AFunnySassygirl or Superlonelyman. Though it was a goodhearted attempt to make the experience seem more real and less like a creepy AIM chatroom, people (especially women) were pissed. Being required to give your real name to any and every stranger on the site felt like a huge invasion of privacy to a lot of people, and with the way desperate users can sometimes seem like stalkers, we don’t blame them. (If you appreciate the uniform feel of Tinder or Hinge and find usernames super lame, maybe you’d actually like OkCupid more for this.) OkCupid received so much backlash that they recanted the policy and said that users can also use a nickname or initials.
OkCupid doesn’t have open messaging, meaning randoms can no longer message you before you two have matched. This can be good or bad depending on how you prefer the conversation to start: I personally enjoy it, as one main problem with online dating in general is that ladies entrada eDarling get harassed by men who flood their inboxes. It’s genuinely overwhelming and I’d prefer to only be messaged by people I already gave the go-ahead to. (Bumble combat this by only letting women message first.)
“Under the new OKC I get about x5 as many matches. I send fewer messages and I receive higher quality responses. I believe this is all because of the requirement to match before messaging. Now women are required to seek out desirable profiles in order to interact with users on the site – just like the men. I also really like how doubletake has shown me interesting profiles that I wouldn’t have found with browsing .