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.
Now, a decade later, the company has released a report of users’ views from 2005 to 2015 and found some surprising trends.
“When OKCupid began collecting data, they were collecting data for a more fringe group of people.
Early adopters to any technology tend to be a little different," said Christine Whelan, director of the Money, Relationships and Equality initiative at the School of Human Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This tip originated on the Ok Cupid’s Ok Trends blog in January 2010.
The post was called The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures.
And I've seen usernames that dudes thought were hilarious, but actually terrible ideas (Statutory Ape..takers, ladies? Working from a sample size of under 1000 men, I don't have perfect data.
But I have learned quite a bit over the years about what goes into a great dating name.
In the early years of online dating, many believed the platform was only for sad cat people, socially awkward nerds and that creepy neighbor.
But today, dating sites and apps are so popular that even your grandma knows what it means to "swipe right" — the digital way of showing interest in another person.
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.