if you use the Internet, you're the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site.That's how websites work." In May 2016, a team of Danish researchers have made publicly available the "Ok Cupid dataset" project, containing (as of May 2016) 2,620 variables describing 68,371 users on Ok Cupid for research purposes (e.g., for psychologists investigating the social psychology of dating).In December 2017, Ok Cupid rolled out a change that would require users to provide their real first name, in place of a pseudonym as was previously encouraged.Although the company later clarified that nicknames or initials would be acceptable, and it has been noted that unlike other dating sites that encourage the use of first names, Ok Cupid "encourages long profiles full of intimate details, including candid answers to questions about sex and politics", making connecting that information with a real name more problematic to users.
Editorial posts from 2010 by an Ok Cupid founder in which and pay-dating were criticized for exploiting users and being "fundamentally broken" were removed from the Ok Cupid blog at the time of the acquisition.
Since 2005, we’ve transformed the love lives of many Australians.
From what were previously known as elite singles looking for love, they’ve now become someone’s husband, wife, or long-term partner.
Ok Cupid was initially owned by Humor Rainbow, Inc.
Ok Cupid's founders (Chris Coyne, Christian Rudder, Sam Yagan, and Max Krohn) were students at Harvard University when they gained recognition for their creation of The Spark and, later, Spark Notes.
When answering a question, a user indicates his or her own answer, the answers he or she would accept from partners, and the level of importance he or she places on the question. Ok Cupid describes in detail the algorithm used to calculate match percentages.