OkCupid
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Our Review

OkCupid is quick and easy to find many interesting members to talk with, flirt with, and meet up with. There is no lack of profiles to look through and with plenty of search options available you can take full advantage of the okCupid site and mobile app and enjoy flirting to your hearts content. But to find a more serious relationship, OkCupid is not suitable in order to find his partner for life.

Member Structure

Members
10,000,000 from USA
Members activity
500,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
35 %
65 %
  • Around 42 million site visits per month
  • 50% of site visitors are from the US

The site prides itself on being open to everyone. OkCupid users come from all walks of life - different age range, sexual preference, gender, ethnicity and social background. Users also vary in terms of what they're looking for on the online dating website.While some members are looking for lifetime partners, majority of OkCupid's members use the site to find casual dates or hookups. If you want a dating website that is strictly for people who want to find serious relationships, check out our Matchmaker category.

Signing Up

OkCupid registration
  • New members take a personality test and fill out personal information
  • Account registration process takes 5-10 minutes
  • Users can import photos straight from Facebook or Instagram
  • Users get immediate match suggestions after registering
  • The process is user-friendly

Registration is simple and based on profile applications and additional questionnaires such as is seen with many online dating applications and dating websites. You have to give a name, age and location but everything else is free for you to fill out as you want and you can add as much or as little as you want to your profile information. For the tests and profiles you are asked questions about your likes, dislikes, religion, personality, habits, hobbies, and basic information like your location, age, sexual orientation, and relationship desires. It takes only a few minutes and you have a live profile with minimal information needed. No tests are required for the basic profile just a few questions about yourself. 

Personality test

Personality test or rather questions are available after sign up. For the personality test you are usually asked to choose how often you do something, how you would feel in a situation, and what your reaction would be to certain events. Each question is asked twice: first you have to answer it according to how you think, and then you have to answer it according to how you want your potential match to think. It takes just a few minutes and you can always go an answer more questions later. Most of the questions are multiple choice based. The option to answer more questions at any time helps you get better matches and also makes it less overwhelming as there's no need to spend hours getting everything ready right when you first set up the profile. 

 

 

Making Contact

OkCupid search
  • The search tool can be filtered to display only users who are online
  • Your last search options will be saved the next time you use the function
  • The site's matching system uses an algorithm based on the answers you give to their match questions and personality test
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone
  • There is a chatroom

OkCupid's score on contacting and messaging used to be higher, but they changed their policy on messages. Before, you can freely message any user you like on the website; nowadays, you can still send messages to other users freely, but they will only see your message if they liked you back. OkCupid said that they changed the way their messaging system works to cut down the frequency of unwanted and inappropriate messages. While it was dissuade creeps from mass messaging users with inappropriate proposals, it also discourages decent users who just want to reach out and start a conversation with a potential match.

Profile Quality

OkCupid profile
  • It is possible to see the profiles of other users without paying for anything
  • All pictures uploaded on a user's profile are public
  • Users can keep answering match questions to get more accurate matches
  • After answering several match questions, you can unlock personality traits, which can make your profile even more unique
  • The profiles are very detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

OkCupid allows their users to really shine by offering several profile fields and text boxes which can be filled out by users, thereby establishing what is unique about them compared to other users on the site. With match questions, the site allows you to share your views on politics, vices, religion, relationships and other important matters. The only downside is that these fields and text boxes are not mandatory and can be left blank if the users doesn't want to fill them out.

App

OkCupid App
  • Intuitive and simple interface
  • Some pages take a while to load

The OkCupid app is a good addition for people who want to access their account anywhere and anytime, but at the same time it offers nothing new from the browser version. If you find the features in OkCupid's mobile app lacking, check out our Social Dating Apps category for more options.

Real Life Review

"This is my go-to dating website right now. I like reading my potential match's profile because it really gives you a lot of information on their views and interests. Reading through them will give you a good idea if you two will click or not, and I'm not the type of guy to go in blind. I just don't like it when other people leave their profiles blank or don't answer the questions. Of course, I don't message them, but it feels like such a waste - maybe they were perfect for you, but since they didn't write anything, you'll never know." - Male Bassist from Manhattan (23)

The layout and design of the website is simple, neat and pleasing to the eye. Not as flashy as other websites, OkCupid chose to go the more relaxed and calming route with its different shades of blue. All functions and features of the site are easy to access either using the top navigation bar, or by clicking your picture on the upper right part of the screen.

There are a few pages that don't load properly, including the home page. Looking through user reviews, it seems like technical difficulties is a common problem of the site, with users unable to access certain pages, or unable to login at all. Perhaps it is because of the site's large size or the number or visitors to the site on a daily basis that contributes to this problem.

OkCupid Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Account registration
  • Profile creation
  • Match searching
  • Personality test
  • Match questions
  • Messaging other users (limited)
Fee based Services
  • Auto boost
  • See which users liked you
  • Ad-free experience
  • Message read notification
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
A-List Basic Subscription
1 Month9.95 $ / Month9.95 $
3 Months7.95 $ / Month23.85 $
6 Months4.95 $ / Month29.70 $
A-List Premium Subscription
1 Month24.90 $ / Month24.90 $
3 Months22.90 $ / Month68.70 $
6 Months19.90 $ / Month119.40 $

Is OkCupid expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers OkCupid is average.

Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Via Mobile Phone

Although OkCupid is a free dating website, users can “Boost” their account to A-List status to enjoy more perks. Currently, there are two A-List plans that users can choose from:

A-List Basic - The more affordable option. Under this plan, users get the following added perks:

  • Advanced Search Filters - A-List Basic users have more filter tools at their disposal under personality and body type.
  • A-List Basic users can see which users liked their profile
  • Displays a tiny icon that let's users know that their recipient has seen their message
  • No ads

A-List Premium - Aside from the features you get from the Basic package, you also get the following benefits if you sign up for a Premium plan:

  • Daily Auto Boost makes your profile more visible to others during peak hours
  • Get bonus points in OkCupid's attractiveness meter, making you more appealing to potential matches
  • See other people's public match answers even before you answer the question yourself
  • Your messages will always appear at the top of your recipient's inbox

OkCupid's subscriptions are renewed automatically. If users wish to cancel their subscription to the A-List Packages, they have to manually cancel it otherwise their credit card will get charged automatically. Aside from the package price, your total purchase may include state taxes.

Special Features

OkCupid has several special features that aim to give users a full dating experience and find someone that they are compatible with in terms of views, hobbies and interests.

Match Questions

The site's most defining feature, Match Questions asks users to answer questions about everything under the sun, from their food choices to their views on several issues. With every question answered, the matching system is updated so the site can give you more accurate matches.

Personality Traits

Once you've answered enough Match Questions, the site will get a basic idea of what your personality is. You will get a Personality Trait result, which is basically a rundown of what your supposed personality is. This can be placed on your profile so other users can see whether or not they like your personality type. Personality traits can be reset and changed as you answer more questions and reveal more about yourself.

DoubleTake

DoubleTake is formerly known as QuickMatch and it shows you a detailed profile information of one potential match at a time. Your DoubleTake matches are based on what you put in the "Looking For" section of your profile, the percentage of your match with that member, and your location.

Our rating

Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.5 / 5
App: 3.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 3.5 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
There's no doubt that OkCupid was once one of the leading best dating sites across the globe. However, over the years, the site has implemented several unwelcome changes, such as the use of first names over user names, and the limitations set on its messaging function. Add to that the ever persistent problems of technical difficulties and the fact that mostly everything on the site is unregulated. Staying as a free online dating site has always been one of OkCupid's biggest draws, but it's looking like this is its only draw, and the reason why it still has several active members is because most people don't want to spend money on a dating site. But if you're looking for a serious relationship, you should rather check out our Matchmaker Category

FAQ

Facts

Where is OkCupid located?

When OkCupid started, it was owned by Humor Rainbow Inc., a company based in New York. New York. However, the site changed hands and is now owned by InterActiveCorp. So where is OkCupid based now? Although Humor Rainbow is now a subsidiary of IAC, the company's headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas.

When was OkCupid founded?

OkCupid was founded on January 19, 2004

Usability

Can you tell me how OkCupid matching works?

Similar to other dating websites, OkCupid's algorithm is pretty linear. On one hand, First, it considers matches based on important factors such as your ideal body type, ideal age range, and distance. Next, it calculates compatibility based on your answers to match questions. You may notice that aside from answering the question with the choice that fits you best, you can also decide if you want potential partners to have the same point of view or not. You can also decide if the situation is important to you, or if it doesn't matter at all.

For example, OkCupid may ask you if you want to date a smoker. You don't like smokers so you say No. The question also asks if you want your potential partner to have said Yes or No to that particular question. Lastly, it asks if the issue of smoking is very important to you, or if it doesn't matter. If you answer that it doesn't matter to you, OkCupid will send you matches of partners who doesn't smoke and who don't like smoking partners, but won't eliminate potential matches who are compatible with you on issues that you marked as important.

How accurate are OkCupid matches?

It depends entirely on the user's determination in answering match questions. The dating website runs on an algorithm that looks for matches based on answers to match questions, so the more questions you answer, the easier it is for the site to find compatible matches for you. However, this does not only depend on your part, but other users as well. Even if you complete your profile and answer hundreds of questions, if other members are leaving their profiles blank, matches might still be inaccurate for the most part.

Can OkCupid delete my account?

If another OkCupid user reports you for inappropriate behaviour or on suspicion of a fake profile, your account can be deleted if there is proof that your account is fake, or if you are harassing other OkCupid members.

Why isn't OkCupid working for me?

One of the biggest complaints against OkCupid is frequently technical difficulties. This can include the inability to login or pages not loading properly. It's best to contact OkCupid customer service if you're experiencing technical problems, or just try again another time as problems may be caused by the large volume of visitors.

Costs

Are OkCupid boosts worth it?

With OkCupid's old system, it was possible to enjoy your OkCupid membership to the fullest even without paying for boosts. However, since they made changes to their messaging services, you may need to pay for the A-List subscription if you want to message other users easily. However, other than the ability to see which members liked your profile, which is an important step in messaging someone, boosts aren't really necessary - you may get more visibility on your profile, but that doesn't mean you'll find a person you're compatible with much sooner.

Free Services

What are OkCupid hidden users?

While browsing through different match suggestions, you may notice that certain users keep popping up over and over again. You may not want to see them on your match list anymore, but blocking them may seem like overkill to you. Placing them on your hidden list means they won't show up on your match results unless there are no other options.

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Company:Humor Rainbow Inc.
Phone-Hotline:(646) 216-8762
Adress:129 W 29th St Fl 10 New York, NY 10001-5105