OkCupid is a young but fastest-growing online dating site. With features rivaling larger sites, OkCupid combines the best of social networking, compatibility-testing and online dating. It's a 100% free dating site - free to join, free to post a profile, free to search and free to communicate with other members.
|Number of Members||3,000,000|
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OkCupid.com was founded in 2005 by Chris Coyne and Sam Yagan of TheSpark.com and it has been acquired by Match.com in February, 2011. This is an online site available for those looking for love as well as a place to make friends. It is completely free to use and allows members to communicate with each other without having to pay fees first.
The site does seem more catered to young singles - the atmosphere on OkCupid is very fun and light, allowing people of different backgrounds and dating interests to find like-minded people in a diverse online community. You can find members of all religious backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, etc, so even middle-aged adults who are young-at-heart can find an online home at OkCupid.
The site is very user friendly and allows you to browse before creating a profile. Registration is easy, the form is only a single page. Users can also upload and view photos, as well as create a list of other members that they are friends with or a "hotlist" of people that they are interested in dating. Since it's a free site, the users create most of the articles and content. Although the quality of these articles could be better, it's a great way for users to get to know each other through the articles they post.
For those looking for love on OkCupid, there is a questionnaire to fill out. Users can create and answer hundreds of quizzes, the most important one is the Online Dating Persona Test. This matchmaking system connects users with people they could get along with, so users should be honest with their answers. There are different types of matches that users can choose from, such as "Quick Match", "Fuzzy Match", and "Stranger Arranger". This allows more flexibility when it comes to meeting new people, especially if you want to get along with personality types different from your own.
OkCupid offers iPhone and Android mobile apps so that you can access your account from your mobile phone.