OkCupid review

Thu, Jan 21, 2010

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Quick Summary:


Value for money: 5/5 Features: 4/5 Design: 5/5 Member quality: 4/5

  • Fun way of looking for love.
  • The site has interesting and unique names for its features.
  • You can’t contact people who are too different from you.

The Full Story

OkCupid.com has a tongue-in-cheek approach to romance. You can enjoy not only the probable fulfilment of your quest for that special someone but also a wide variety of other features. It seems that even before cupid’s arrow hits the bullseye, the dating site’s users can spend time enjoying browsing through the pages. Not only are members able to flirt with other members, they can also take some fun personality tests while waiting for a response. Browsing profiles is no chore, either. When you visit a profile, you get to know how “matched” you are to a person–as a friend/romantic partner or even as an enemy. There are also little cutesy icons that represent the profile owner’s personality.

Other site features

OkCupid works not only with a mythological bow but with a search engine that filters the persons you want to match up with. You can choose gender, age, height, location, ethnicity, and more. This is so that you can find your ideal girl or guy within your preferences and within a sane subset of profiles. Even the people you “woo” are limited to just three a day. In other sites, you wink at your prospect instead of wooing them. THe curious names that features have is indicative of how creative OkCupid is. But what makes the site creative may also make it a little less than user-friendly. A help section for “site” terms could help. I mean, how would newbies know that “stalkers” actually refer to those people who have viewed their profiles? What if they think that these are real stalkers to beware of? The site could be discouraging people from contacting potential matches. It is like rejecting that nice guy who you keep seeing around your area thinking that he is some perv trying to attack you when you are alone.

The humorous way in which dating is handled in OkCupid makes it one of the most popular free dating sites onlnie. It gets millions of hits. So, your choice of possible matches is definitely not limited. You may expect to encounter more people with a sense of humor than on some other sites, though.

Site layout

The layout is content-appropriate. The site is definitely portrayed as a fun way of looking for love or friendship during a time when people are more pessimistic or skeptical about finding something wonderful. You can email friends or potential lovers while amusing yourself with the overall look that makes up OkCupid. However, those who are looking for live chat and forums will be very disappointed. You will have to make do with the profiles themselves and email when getting to know a person. Of course, the risk here is that they can carefully compose something that they do not really believe in. Live chats are more spontaneous and therefore, more revealing. Still, you can still find your soulmate by taking a look at the match/friend/enemy percentages provided. The service is also one hundred percent free so you can keep looking for as long as you like. There is no monthly fee that can limit your time for looking at that one special person. I sure didn’t mind browsing and taking personality tests. OkCupid can double as an entertainment venue, after all. You can also get to know more about people based on the tests, as they have them posted in their profiles.

Oh yeah, another great feature of OkCupid is that you can make sure people you don’t like don’t get to contact you at all. Of course this is not a hundred percent accurate but will depend on what people put in their profiles. A person must match you at least fifty percent to be able to contact you. This is a relief because you wouldn’t want to be stuck with people who would just delay your chances of finding “the one.”

All in all, OkCupid offers a lot for a free site. This dating site may not help you get married but it sure aims to find you someone close to what you are looking for.

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19 Responses to “OkCupid review”

  1. may Says:

    I think, a chart is a better way to review dating sites. Why dont you compare different dating sites and emphasize their differences?

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  2. Damed Says:

    I gotta find my other half here! It sucks to be single! I need a date this Vday! Suck it!

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  3. Promises Says:

    Nice site name btw. Totally catchy. Just in time for the Valentines day huh.

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  4. Carlo Says:

    The site is OK. I’ve met a lot of gorgeous girls from this site and I owe it bigtime to Cupid!

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  5. Manny Says:

    OkCupid is the best site ever. I’ve found my real love from this site and I owe it bigtime to them.

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  6. Popong Says:

    I must agree on this. The site is definitely portrayed as a fun way of looking for love or friendship during a time when people are more pessimistic or skeptical about finding something wonderful.

    Kudos to the designer of site. Totally eye catchy!

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  7. Barney Says:

    Fun way to find your love. I found my love from this site so I owe them bigtime!

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    • Beep Says:

      Good for you. It’s rare to find your love from dating hook up sites man. I should say you’re one out of ten to find love from these types of sites. I salute you.

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  8. Stay Up Says:

    This is worth the money! The site has it all and I can’t wait to meet my other half from here. I’m becoming so cheesy now. Quit it!

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  9. Gerald Says:

    Nice domain btw. I’ll check this site soon and see if I can signup to be member. I need to see hot ladies out there.

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  10. Kiddo Says:

    Site’s review is accurate. I can give 5/5 as well if I have to review this site.

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  11. Debby Says:

    I have met good and bad on Ok Cupid, Now I have met one of the nicest men that I have met in my life and I am 45. I like the test and the questions, I don’t believe that someone has to agree with everything you do but, it’s nice to know where they stand. It also gives you something to talk about, and some of the test lets you know if u may be sexually compatable witch is very important to some… There as on all sites are the scammers, I have found they are always very religious and usually have had the death of a spouse and child. Commen sense will tell u really. And another way to tell is have them send u an email and check the ip address on WHAT’S MY IP ADDRESS.COM

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  12. Debby Says:

    I have met good and bad on Ok Cupid, Now I have met one of the nicest men that I have met in my life and I am 45. I like the test and the questions, I don’t believe that someone has to agree with everything you do but, it’s nice to know where they stand. It also gives you something to talk about, and some of the test lets you know if u may be sexually compatible witch is very important to some… There as on all sites are the scammers, I have found they are always very religious and usually have had the death of a spouse and child. Common sense will tell u really. And another way to tell is have them send u an email and check the ip address on WHAT’S MY IP ADDRESS.COM. I can say that it is much better than plenty of fish, if you complain about someone on there, they kick u off, and there are some very bad men on there. My sister joined and I told her about two men that are so bad and before she was on there for a week, they both contacted her. I don’t know how they keep getting back on……Thumbs up to Ok Cupid…..Good Luck

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  13. Jermaine Kluss Says:

    Just thought i would comment on your dating site and say cool design, did you design it yourself? Looks awesome.

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  14. Meme Says:

    This is the best site ever. It is a million percent free. Clean and easy to use. Extra’s as well.

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  15. Rob Says:

    Finding better match depends on the profiles which are there in database.

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  16. Edmond Pitonyak Says:

    LOL, I’ve to say the on the internet dating or electronic dating has come a very long way from the days of easy chat rooms. More and much more individuals are turning to on the web dating web sites to screen prospective dates.

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  17. Courtney Fann Says:

    Video chat has now taken on-line dating towards the following level and actually created it a safe substitute to the neighborhood club or bar scene.

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