Posts tagged "ok cupid"

11 OKCupid Questions I’d Like To See Put Into Rotation

True facts: I’m still on OKCupid, mostly to gawk at people and to try to answer ALL THE QUESTIONS. I’ve answered 1503 of them. I’m behind.

That being said, I don’t think they’re always as to-the-point as they could be, and some of them are just plain bizarre (and they get weirder the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 16, 2014

OKCupid Is Experimenting On/Lying To Users Now

Last weekend, I got a curious email from OKCupid. I have a profile on the site, but rarely log in and haven’t actually messaged with or gone on a date with anyone in months and months. I still get regular emails about having new matches, but this email subject line stood out immediately:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2014

Dater X: An Unexpected (And Surprisingly Pleasant) OKCupid Run-In

The other night when a number I didn’t recognize flashed on my phone, I decided to answer the call and was greeted with a cheerful, “Hey there, it’s Andrew.”

“Andrew?” I replied, clearly confused about who was on the other end of the line. “I’m sorry. Andrew who?”

“From the bar…

By: Dater X / April 16, 2014

Here’s What Happens When You Make An OKCupid Profile That’s Actually Honest

Let’s be real, honesty terrifies people — probably more than almost anything else. We like to fill our social interactions with surface-level conversations about how we’re “doing just fine” and save the real stuff for a select few people we trust. Even then, it’s tempting to only confide deep feelings that reflect well on u…

By: Claire Hannum / October 16, 2013

Why Does OK Cupid Need To Know That? Its 10 Weirdest Questions Revealed

OK Cupid can be a great place to get a date. But delve too deep into the hidden corners of the online dating site, and you’re probably not going to like what you find. Ever take a gander at their “questions” section? It’s extensive, and covers everything from what you like to do in bed,…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 6, 2013

How To Be A Creep On The Internet

Reddit is known as “the front page of the Internet.” It’s where millions of people go to discuss everything. Think of it as a web of endless message boards, each with their own community.

Recently, a user posted in the Reddit board “Ask Reddit” for help about a girl. Here is the original…

By: Almie Rose / April 4, 2013

The Women Of OK Cupid Are More Superficial Than The Men

According to Christian Rudder, the co-founder of online dating site OK Cupid, women’s perception of “attractiveness” is way more warped then that of the men. In an interview following his recent TED talk about OK Cupid’s dating algorithm,Rudder revealed some stats about the “Quick Match” section of the site. For those of you who haven’t…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 15, 2013

Creepy Cupid Offers Real OKCupid Messages Turned Into V-Day Sentiments

We’ve all gotten them: creepy, totally weird, off-beat OK Cupid messages. But what if you could turn those creepster messages into hilarious V-Day cards. That’s what JESS3 did — creating a V-Day reminder of some of the worst, most tone-deaf Romeos out there. Check out a couple more, after the jump.  [JESS3]…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 14, 2013

Would You Let OKCupid Set You Up On A Blind Date?

Most daters tend to want as much information as possible when they walk into a room to meet someone. But OKCupid is banking on the idea that information is actually getting in the way. There’s no denying that dating online is a bonafide “thing” now, but some wonder how much it actually results in people…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 15, 2013

The Soapbox: Stop Humiliating People For Their Sex Practices Online

For as long as we’re aware of other people’s dirty bits and sexual desires, we’re aware of how funny it can be to talk about them. My niece, for instance, thinks that “butt” is the funniest word in the English language. But she’s six. The grown-up version of “Ha ha, butt!” are those conversations —…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

“Nice Guys Of OK Cupid” = The Scariest Tumblr Of Dudes You Never Want To Date

How do we feel about this new trend of shaming people by attaching their photos to douchey stuff they say online? I’m not arguing that some of the gents on Nice Guys Of OK Cupid are not pigs. The Tumblr is unmasking all kinds of misogynists and power-hungry freaks. Like, say, the guys who answer

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2012

I Will Find My Next Boyfriend Through Juggalos On OKCupid

For a second, I was almost like, “Man, these OK Cupid profiles of Juggalos are too sad to even post.” And then I was like, “Wait! Actually, I’m a terrible person, I don’t care.” Sorry, but Juggalos are never not funny. The new Tumblr JuggalosOnOkCupid proves the point, by highlighting all the awesome Insane Clow…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 10, 2012

The Best Of OK Cupid Enemies

For anyone who’s ever wondered what the downside to online dating is, allow me to present THIS GUY and his scary makeshift medieval weapon. And the other guys in this slideshow. And every other dude (and some women) on the blog OK Cupid Enemies, which collects truly abhorrent examples of singles currently on the market on the popular…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 8, 2012

OKStupid: For Those Total Online Dating Fails

If you’ve online dated, you’ve probably gotten one or two or 17 really terrible messages from strange, socially maladjusted weirdos. Often, I’ve thought of cataloging those weird interactions in blog form, mostly because I really want to get use out of the name (Not OK) Cupid. But then some genius lady from Philadelphia went ahead…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2012

An Internal Monologue While Perusing Online Dating Matches

I recently started dabbling in online dating again. I like to look at profiles while I watch TV. This internal monologue reflects a hodgepodge of recent “binge sessions.”

New episode of “Revenge”? Hell yeah. Finally. Got my wine. Well, maybe I should top it off so I don’t have to get up.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2012

Soapbox: Assorted Thoughts On That Gizmodo/OKCupid/Magic The Gathering Dating Essay

Even if you’re not a tech geek or a self-identified nerd, it’s highly possible that you’ve heard about an essay that ran on the blog Gizmodo on Monday (it’s received almost 800K hits as of this writing). In the piece, writer Alyssa Bereznak described how her first attempt at online dating resulted in her going…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2011

The TV Shows And Phrases Guys Should Mention If They Want To Attract The Ladies

OKCupid loves crunching the data on its daters. This week, they took a look at the most common words and phrases in the profiles of New York singletons. The results are fascinating. For both genders, not only is the most common phrase a TV show, it’s the same TV show—”30 Rock.” From there, the list…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 25, 2011

Rough Or Gentle: How Does Your Date Like It?

This helpful guide, created with data from OK Cupid user profiles, breaks down male/ female sex styles by keywords. This should come in very handy when searching for an online date who is CYNICAL like me. Check out some more informative OK Cupid sex charts here. [OK Cupid]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 20, 2011

Beer Drinkers More Likely To Have Sex On A First Date

I recently canceled my OK Cupid account for the millionth time because I was sick of going out on dates with guys who weren’t actually interested in dating. But I’m happy the site exists if only because the data they release is so random and fascinating. For example, the site found that people whose taste…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2011

OK Cupid Says Being Uglier Actually Makes You More Attractive

OK Cupid has attempted to decode the algorithm of the male lizard brain. Using women on the site as data, they demystified female beauty in the eye of the male beholder. Well kind of … beauty being defined in this case as getting the most messages.

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 11, 2011
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