OkCupid.com is a grand mixture between a personals ads site and a matchmaking site. It is probably one of the first names that springs to mind when you think of online dating in general. The site boasts around 4 million registrations and since 2004, OkCupid has been helping all sorts of people come together. Whether you are gay, straight or somewhere in the middle…
In Australia, OkCupid tends to attract a wide variety of types. This is especially true if you live around a big city like Sydney or Melbourne. While originally founded in the United States, the OkCupid following around the rest of the world has grown over the years to provide a sizeable local singles community.
It doesn’t take much time to login into OkCupid, and thankfully all you have to do is go through the standard procedure of providing an email address and a password. You can also login using the OkCupid mobile app. Don’t forget to add a few basic facts such as your gender and where you live. What you are looking for (women, men or both) is not something you have to decide on straight away, though.
What Are the Main Features of OkCupid?
OkCupid uses features like special algorithms, based on a series of questions, to provide you with matches. When you do a search on OkCupid, there will be a percentage on the side of each person’s OkCupid profile showing how much of a match they are. This will include what percentage of Friend, Enemy or Match they are. There is also Quickmatch, where you will be presented with singles’ profiles and choose whether to like or get rid of the suggestion.
Users can also send messages, use live chat and answer as many questions as they want in order to get the most accurate matches. Although OkCupid does its best to provide both types of service to users, it can end up getting confusing and sometimes they fall short on what they promise. In this case, it may be better going to someone who specialises in matching, such as EliteSingles.
The OkCupid A-List
Although OkCupid is a free dating site, there is an A-List. With A-List, you do not have to worry about ads. You can also see if someone has read your messages, see who has liked your profile and browse invisibly. Further advanced search options will give you a more accurate result when you looking for someone yourself.