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43 Ratings 2.57 / 5
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Quick Facts
Cost 1 Month $9.95
Very cheap
Popularity 3.4 million active users
Very popular
Gender make-up Men/women equal
(1 to 1)       
No gender bias

OkCupid is a highly popular dating site that offers the majority of its services for free. Those wishing to gain extras can upgrade their account to an A-List. This grants a number of privileges including viewing the site without ads, and the ability to browse the site anonymously.

OK Cupid has been around for ages, but is still growing by leaps and bounds. They have about 3-million active users, and this ranks them one of the top dating sites in the world. Compared to others choices like POF the modern layout and wealth of features you'll find at OkCupid are the likely reasons for its growing popularity.



OKCupid is a technology-rich site. The range of options and features can be a little overwhelming at first.


Joining the site

The site remains free for all users. Creating a profile is quick and easy and will gain you access to the majority of features. An optional upgrade, to A-List status, is available and this grants certain extra privileges in addition to those enjoyed by basic users. You can join up either on the website or using their Google or iTunes app.

It's also possible to purchase a membership upgrade, as a gift, for any other member on the site.

The site lists personal profiles for single, gay and bi individuals from all over the United States and many other countries. Each profile has a description of what they are looking for, who they are, what interests they have and the ability to post pictures. You can search by location, or you can pick a hotlist of the most active and newest members from around the country. The panel on the left will suggest profiles “you might like” according to your settings.



Services and features

OKCupid is a technology-rich site. The range of options and features can be a little overwhelming at first. Nevertheless, most features are easy to get the hang of once tried. The layout is a little unconventional. Searches are made by selecting the “Matches button”. Here, two alternative searches can be found, namely “Match Search”, and “Quick Match”.



Quick Match

Choosing Quick Match lets the site's matchmaking system select members who might be a good choice for you. This option will display photos one-after-another. You can rate, save or skip to the next photo. For those who have low-speed internet connections, QuickMatch can actually become SlowMatch since the detailed graphics in the photo gallery can take a long-time to display.



Match Search

This is the site's all-in-one search system. Here you can choose the profiles you want quickly using the drop downs at the top of the page. The first lets you choose gender and sexual preference, the next age range, and the third lets you specify their location. Initially, the search will show members within 25 miles of your home town. To change this, just type the name of a city or town in the “Near…” box and you'll be shown people living near your chosen location.

MatchSearch provides a number other ways to really narrow your search down to every last detail. The advanced option let's you choose physical attributes of your match such as eye-color and height as well as who they are looking for.

Items highlighted in red are only available to paying members. Saving searches is also available to paying members.

To get the most out of the matchmaking tools, it's necessary to have a complete profile. In case your profile is a little “thin” in some areas, you'll be prompted at various times to “improve you matches”. This will enable you to add more specific information about yourself, and the type of person you're looking for.



Treasure Tests and the Toy Bin

OkCupid offers several online games and test that are there for enjoyment as well as learning. MyBestFace is a unique tool that lets you discover your ideal photograph.

To take part, you'll need to upload several photos of yourself and also rate other people's photos. The final report will show you how different user-groups rated your different photos and collectively which they thought was the best one.

There are also numerous personality and dating persona tests for you to take and examine of other users.



Concluding

OkCupid is one of the most feature-rich sites available and this is even more remarkable when you consider the site is free. It is more popular with the younger crowd and will appeal to those who enjoy the latest gadgets and gizmos.


Rating from 44 customers

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4 Star: (6)

3 Star: (8)

2 Star: (9)

1 Star: (11)

Total 44 Ratings
11 Reviews
33 Comments
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    FedupDecember 16th, 2018

    Useless

    Okcupid is full of bugs, & poor customer service. Support takes weeks to respond, and replies with a generic list of things that could be causing issues (such as cookies), without bothering to investigate. Members use reddit groups to troubleshoot own issues. I was a paid customer. I could not reply for weeks to someone I was corresponding with earlier because I was waiting for support. It ended.

    It was a pain to use even before that. Mobile and web versions of this dating app do not integrate nicely (buggy). There does not seem to be a unified strategy of new features going forward. At this point they seem to be just stealing features from better dating apps and executing on this poorly at best.

    On one hand they make you fill out 100s of stupid questions for their supposed compatibility algorithm that is rather useless (but think about the data they get on you- $$$). Yet on their phone app they force you to swipe and hide profiles based on pictures alone with no access to profile text. Make up your mind okcupid - are you more selfie than substance?

    Okcupid is not worth the money and anyone's time. I would also not entrust them with your data especially now that they are forcing users to use their real names, amounting to owning 100s of your questions associated with your real name.
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    NickolasDecember 1st, 2018

    Useless

    Good looking app to waste your time with. The users are mostly either profiles that have been there for many years and never talk, or men with makeup that identify as straight women.
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    CalMay 23rd, 2018

    Avoid

    OkCupid is a very poor date site with strong liberal weak minded ownership and management. These are the Creepy LGBTQXRWYZ or whatever and fans of misquided Feminists. And Trump Bashers. America stop paying attention to companies like this.
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    linda_1214July 31st, 2017

    Recommended

    Am look for guy that can take care of me and stay with him.
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    JackieFebruary 8th, 2017

    Just average

    Good site but there are others out there!
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    PAULARGEJanuary 3rd, 2017

    Useless

    i am a black person looking for a white girl
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    Jessica_2280August 1st, 2016

    Recommended

    OKCupid may have a dumb name, but it's the best site out there, free or not. Just read their blog post about why you should never use pay sites--it creates disincentives for making the best matchmaking site. I met my fiance on OKCupid. We had a high match percentage based on the many relevant questions. Sure, some of the questions are dumb, but you can skip any you want to. In any case, it worked for me and my fiance. He tried eHarmony and Match and they matched him on really dumb things with people who were not right for him at all. So I'd say give OKCupid a try.
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    mrsSK71September 24th, 2014

    Avoid

    My husband and i have been married for the last 4 years, I know his internet habits.. For some reason okcupid still has him as an active member!! We have requested his photos and his account be removed ,even tried the delete option ..yet its still active!! My husband does not use an internet accessible phone,nor does he get into his email or any website without me seeing what he is looking at (we are extremely close and do everything together).

    Over the last year with repeated attempts ,we have tried to get this profile removed ,yet it fails. Today i checked his email and okcupid is FINALLY DEACTIVATING this account!!

    This web site has caused issues!! we would greatly appreciate this finally being deactivated as ,we have had to change his email,and switch all of our online billing information ..and we all know that can be very time consuming!! thanks Mrs Sonnyknights71
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    lotusqn29March 3rd, 2012

    Below average

    I always have trouble with login in this site. When I logged in this site for the second time, it seems not allow me to access. I don't know why since I haven't broken its rules. I hate the notice "Sorry, we're having technical difficulties right now. Check back later".

    Anyone can help me to access this site. I'm living in Vietnam.
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    nancyfranksJanuary 23rd, 2012

    Useless

    Ok cupid mess up half the time. They will block your profile without a cause. They also will delete you off there for no reason. They don't reply back to you when you send them any emails .Ok cupid suck bad.
OKCupid 2.57 43 A review of OKCupid. OkCupid is a highly popular dating site that offers the majority of its services for free. Those wishing to gain extras can upgrade their account to an A-List.