Whether you’re looking to meet new friends, find a hot hookup, or start connecting with someone who could turn out to be the love of your life, Ok Cupid’s got you covered.Ok Cupid calls itself “the fastest-growing online dating site,” and they’ve got the numbers to back it up.The site uses your responses – and a math-based matching system – to pair you with compatible dates, promising a high accuracy rate as long as you know what you want and are honest about it. Ok Cupid was founded by Chris Coyne, Sam Yagan, Max Krohn, and Christian Rudder, four men with impressive resumes.
Ok Cupid also encourages user interaction via quirky tests, like “The Personality Defect Test,” “The Nerd? Getting started with Ok Cupid is free and easy, though paying for the site has its perks.
Unpaid users see advertisements on the site, while paid users – known as the “A-List” – enjoy an ad-free experience.
A-List users also receive larger message storage (up to 5000 messages), advanced search features, custom ordered search results, special identification in search results, and the ability to change usernames without creating a new account.
The more questions you answer, the smarter Ok Cupid gets at recommending matches for you.
When viewing another user’s profile, click the “The Two Of Us” tab to compare your match question answers to their answers. If they didn’t give an answer you were looking for, their answer appears in pink.
And if you gave an answer they weren’t looking for, your answer appears in pink.
If there’s no hope whatsoever, the tab will say “Y’all Have Issues” instead. Test,” and “The Lover Style Profile Test.” Tests don’t affect your match percentages around the site, but they’re still a distinctive and entertaining way to get to know potential dates.
Yagan was also involved with The Spark.com, as well as Meta Machine, Inc., Delias, Corp., and Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Krohn and Rudder were responsible for two of the most important parts of Ok Cupid:the OK Web Server and the Ok Trends blog. Ok creates a unique dating environment by putting heavy emphases on member participation.
Matches are identified by your profile and your responses to a series of fun questions generated by other members.
Each match question is made up of four parts:the question, the answers you’re willing to accept from your matches, a rating of how important the answer is to you, and an optional explanation of your response.