OkCupid Review

OkCupid is a free online dating site that I like a lot. It has plenty of people, they seem to answer more readily than on Match.com (even though Match now owns OKCupid), and I have met some very nice women via this site. They claim over 3 million active users.

Asian CoupleIt is a very mainstream and popular site

And you get a great mix of all kinds of people, unlike Match which seems somewhat more professional (and slightly snooty in my opinion). That said, Match and OKCupid are my two favorite mainstream sites.

My most amusing OKCupid experience was when I sent a message to a woman with a smoking hot picture, and then went for a run. I ran by a woman with a big black dog and a killer smile. When I got back from my run, I had a reply saying, “This is really going to sound strange, but I’m pretty sure you just ran by me and my dog!” She wasn’t nearly as hot in person although quite cute, and she was a “10” in the personality department!

OKCupid has a number of questions you can answer that they use to help determine compatibility. Questions include the likes of “Would you rather play Scrabble, go out dancing, or get drunk?” and “Could you date someone who wasn’t sure what they wanted to do with their life?” For each question, you can also rank what answers you would accept from a potential partner and how important their answer is. They send you a daily email with potential matches based in part on these question/answers as well as all other activities on the site.

For the record, I’d probably rather get drunk, and of course I’d date someone who wasn’t sure what they wanted to do with their life.

They generate metrics you can see when you browse profiles, including %match, %friend, and %enemy. I’ve never paid much attention to them; either you have physical attraction and chemistry or you don’t. Some woman however seem to place enormous value on them. Maybe they’ll be useful to you?

Although OKCupid is a free dating site, they also have a paid version with more features they call the A-list and which (currently) has three levels ranging from 9.95 a month to 19.95 a month. Features include being able to browse anonymously, no advertisements, more filtering options when searching, and message read receipts. I have not tried the paid options nor have any of my friends but I may consider them in the future.

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7 Responses to “OkCupid Review”

  1. Mary says:

    It really is hard to believe that OKCupid is free! I’ve tried a lot of sites, paid and free, and OKCupid is better than most of the paid sites for sure. It’s easy to use and has lots of people.

    In fact I found most of the people I met on paid sites were on OKCupid as well.

  2. Bobby says:

    Hands down, my favorite dating website, paid or free. The shear number of people here makes it much more likely that you’ll meet someone with a little effort!

    Not a fan of Match.com at all (do those women really exist or are they empty profiles), POF simply sucks, and the niche sites may be good in metropolitan areas but I’m fairly rural and there are not enough women on them for me.

  3. Marie says:

    I just joined based on your advice on totally free sites – we’ll see what happens!

  4. Raj says:

    OkCupid never worked for me – suddenly I looked at it again and I love it. I guess what you say is correct: sites change over time. Don’t give up on a site, just if you think it’s ok but no real matches, check it again in a while and see what’s changed

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