OkCupid



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URL: www.okcupid.com
iOS app: OkCupid Dating
Google Play app: OkCupid Dating
Price: free (premium services for additional fee)


Ranking

Popularity:9 Stars (9 / 10)
Features:8 Stars (8 / 10)
Value:9 Stars (9 / 10)
Safety: 9 Stars ( 9 / 10)
Convenience:8 Stars (8 / 10)
Average:8.6 Stars (8.6 / 10)

OkCupid Site Review

Free Online Dating | OkCupid

Free online dating site with over 100,000 people online who send more than 7.3 million messages daily. Its matching is based on algorithm, that allows to find people that you’ll like.

You can look for new friends, long-term or short-term relationship or just casual sex.

In order to get better matching you should answer more questions, that improve your matches. These questions are separated in different categories, such as sex, dating, lifestyle, ethics and religion. Match score is also calculated for each category separately and then overall match score is used for predicting best matches for you.

You can browse your matches that can be sorted by special blend, match %, distance, last time online or enemy %. These matches will be filtered based on genders, orientation and gender interest, age, distance, location and online status.

You can also use advanced filters such as height, language, ethnicity, religion, status, where other person is monogamous or not, what are they looking for, whether they smoke, drink or use drugs, interests, education, kids and pets. These filters are available for free, however, some additional filters require paid A-List membership, such as attractiveness, body type, personality or search questions.

If you want easier matching, you can use DoubleTake that allows to like or pass profiles of people who are near you. If you and your match likes you back, you’ll be informed about this.

Profiles are little bit different from most dating sites. Profile is based on few topics, such as “My self-summary”, “What I’m doing with my life”, “I’m really good at”, “Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food”, “Six things I could never do without”, “I spend a lot of time thinking about”, “On a typical Friday night I am” and “You should message me if”. On top of this information you can provide basic information, such as who you are, your status, relationship type, height and body type. Also you can provide information about your background, such as ethnicity, languages you speak, education and religion. In details section you are asked about smoking, drinking, drug usage, whether you have and want more kids, whether you have cats or dogs, your horoscope sign and diet.

On other people profiles, you can also see “The two of us” section where you can see Match score in different categories and “Personality” section where you can see personality traits compared to OkCupid population.

In case you are interested about people who visited you or check whom you visited, it can be done on Visitors page. The same goes with Likes, however you can see only Mutual Likes and Who You Like for free, but if you want to see Who Likes You, you have to Purchase A-List paid membership.

Messaging is free, so you can send and reply to every message received.

Website offers paid A-List membership that allows you to browse invisibly, see who likes you, filter messages, see if your message was read by using message read receipts, remove ads, change username, store up to 5000 messages,  The cost for A-List varies from $9,95/month for 6 month package to $19,95 for 1 month package.

Overall it looks that this site is pretty active, nice layout and easy usage, so it is worth spending some time for your dating needs.


The Good

  • Active members
  • Free messaging
  • Simple and intuitive
  • Algorithm based matching
  • Ability to provide questions to potential matches

The Bad

  • Expensive paid membership
  • No filtering by city on DoubleTake

Paid Membership Features

A-List Basic

  • See who likes you
  • Advanced search filters
  • Browse profiles invisibly
  • Message filters
  • Message read receipts
  • No ads
  • Change your username
  • Bigger inbox

A-List Premium

  • See who likes you
  • Advanced search filters
  • Browse profiles invisibly
  • Message filters
  • Message read receipts
  • No ads
  • Change your username
  • Bigger inbox
  • Daily auto boost
  • Increased attractiveness
  • See public question answers
  • Message priority

Paid Membership Pricing

A-List Basic

  • 1 month – $19.95
  • 3 months – $44.85 ($14.95 / month)
  • 6 months – $59.70 ($9.95 / month)

A-List Premium

  • 1 month – $34.90
  • 3 months – $89.70 ($29.90 / month)
  • 6 months – $149.40 ($24.90 / month)

Payment Options

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • PayPal

Registration

During registration first step is to choose your orientation and sex. When choosing orientation you are provided main Straight, Gay and Bisexual options, however you can choose up to 5 options from provided list of 12 options. The same goes with sex option, where you can choose Woman or Man, but if you want to choose some different option you can choose up to 5 options from total list of 22 options.

Next step offers you to sign up via Facebook as faster option or you can fill birth date, location and e-mail. After providing this information you are asked for username and password.

Last step is to prove you are not robot and you are registered.

After you are finished with registration, you are taken to wizard that helps you set your preferences, such as whom you are looking for and for what purpose. Then you are required to upload your photo and provide short description about yourself.

Next step is to answer 15 questions about yourself to calculate best matches for you. This is the last step of your registration and after completing it, you are able to start dating, however it is advised to provide more information about yourself in profile.


Account Deletion

In order to remove your account from OkCupid, you have two options: disabling or deleting it. Disabling account will keep everything for you, but will make your profile appear deleted and it will allow you to simply sign-in at any time to re-enable your account. While deleting account will remove it permanently.

You can delete your account by going to Settings page. At the bottom of the page, you will see a link “Need a break? Go here to disable or delete your account.” When you activate this link, you will be given option to Disable or Delete your account. If you want to delete, You press button “Delete account” at bottom. On the next step you will be asked for reason, why you decided to delete account, and enter your password. After you do this, your account will be deleted.


iPhone App Review

OkCupid Dating iPhone App Main Page

After downloading and opening OkCupid Dating app, you are asked to sign in or join the app. After signing in you are taken directly to tutorial, where you are explained how to like or pass. Then you are offered to enable location services in order to get more relevant matches.

You can like or pass on profiles of other members that are offered based on location and your and their preferences. If you both like each other, then you receive message about that. If you just want usual search, you can use this option and it is pretty similar as site version.

Other tabs offer possibility to see received, sent and filtered messages, check who likes you (with A-List purchase), mutual likes, whom you like, who visited you and whom you visited. Last tab offers profile edit and settings option.

Overall, this app is pretty convenient, however due to being not just app, but at the same time usual dating site, it has to offer same services as on web. And OkCupid managed to do that, so if you want to look for dates on mobile, feel free to use their app instead of site version.


Summary

If you are looking for general dating site, OkCupid might be a good choice for you as it offers all important features for meeting dating needs and combining algorithm matching with swiping matching dating sites or apps. One of the biggest advantages of OkCupid is that it provides most important services for free and you do not need to buy any paid membership for sending or receiving messages from other members. It is also a good choice for those, who want to find date using mobile, as reviewed app was really convenient.

However, if you are looking for some specific regional dating or niche dating, it is suggested to try other specific dating sites for better results.


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