Member Structure and Distribution
With over 50 million users, OkCupid members are highly active and distributed among all ages, but a majority is under 35 years of age. Our review of OkCupid found that most members are looking for casual dating, though some seek serious relationships. The site has more active male than female users.
Registration and Profile Making
It is fairly easy to sign up on OkCupid. New members can register and make a profile within 10 minutes and can link their accounts to their social media profiles to directly upload photos and information. During the registration process, new users are required to fill out a personality assessment that helps the algorithm find compatible matches. Once this is completed along with providing basic demographic details, users can immediately start enjoying matches.
Dating App for Mobile Users
The mobile app comes with an impressive interface and provides all of the features that the website does. Users can easily check their messages and scroll through profiles. While some pages take some time to load, the app is generally great for busy young professionals who want to browse on the move. With features like pop-ups for highly compatible matches and all main features listed on the bottom of the screen, the app is easy and convenient to use with one hand. In fact, it is more popular than the website!
“I am not fond of super casual swiping apps but also don’t like dating apps meant for dating. OkCupid is the perfect middle ground to find dates!”
“The best feature of this dating app is that it required users to specify what they are looking for, so there are no awkward conversations with people who want different things. The personality test is also incredibly accurate and helps find great matches.”
— Ashley, 27
“There are some profiles that are not serious about dating but are on the site because it’s free, but OkCupid has still helped me find great dates. I met my current partner with the app about three months ago, and our compatibility is great!”
Finding a match
Members can find local singles by using the search tool on the website or the app. Meanwhile, the platform has an automatic algorithm to help find matches based on the personality test all users fill out when making a profile. While users can send messages to anyone, these messages are only visible to the recipient if they liked your profile too. While this makes it difficult to contact random members, it does reduce the chances of unwanted messages and poor matches.
Downsides of Dating Online
Everyone loves that OkCupid is free, but this means that there are many users out there who are not serious about dating but make profiles for fun anyway. Moreover, it is now being seen as a platform for young people, so those over 40 might not have much luck finding the right match.
Free services and paid-for services
OkCupid is popular because of some unique features it offers to its member to make the online dating process fun and stress-free. Here are some of the most loved features:
- Users receive match suggestions and swipe right if they are interested, swipe left if they are not
- Collect your matches are members you fancy under the ‘Likes’ tab to keep a track and easily contact them
- Manage matches with ‘Stacks,’ by categorizing them in different groups
- Paid members can see who has added them to their ‘Likes.’
- Paid members can ‘Boost’ their profiles to go on top of searches and appear more often in matches