OkCupid Celebrates Two Decades of Connections
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by OkCupid
1M ago
Twenty years of data shows what’s next for dating and relationships around the world For the past two decades, OkCupid has matched daters on what matters to them through our matching questions, which have been answered 10 billion times. During that time, there’s been tens of billions of Likes sent, billions of Matches made, tens of billions of Messages exchanged, and hundreds of millions of photos sent. And from our #BlackLivesMatter profile badge to our I’m Pro Choice profile badge, there have been more than 6 and ½ million badges added to daters profiles over the past few years, signal ..read more
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The Scary Signs of Ghosting Just in Time for Halloween
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by OkCupid
4M ago
Damona Hoffman, author of F the Fairy Tale, shares tips on how to spot the signs once you’ve matched One of the most disheartening aspects of modern dating is the prevalence of ghosting — the act of suddenly vanishing from someone’s life without explanation. To help you navigate the unpredictable world of dating and avoid the disappointment of being ghosted, look out for these early warning signs that someone you’ve matched with might be a ghoster in disguise: 1. Past Behavior Predicts Future Actions You’ve probably heard the saying, “The best predictor of future behavior is past be ..read more
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How to spot a ghoster
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by OkCupid
4M ago
OkCupid data reveals how daters’ answers to matching questions expose their likelihood to ghost Almost everyone has fallen victim to ghosting — and probably has been a ghoster once or twice themselves. But there are some people who are more likely to do the ghosting than others. And just like with real ghosts, it can often be hard to spot them right at first. Enter our OkCupid data. We crunched the numbers to find how daters’ responses to various OkCupid questions reveal how likely they are to keep a conversation going versus let it fizzle. In honor of the spooky season, here are a ..read more
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6 safety tips to help avoid scammers
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by OkCupid
5M ago
Today is World Romance Scam Prevention Day It’s officially cuffing season, our favorite time of year! Now that fall is in full swing, people are looking to match, chat and meet. And while most have the best intentions, there can be some bad actors to look out for. In honor of today being World Romance Scam Prevention Day, we’re sharing 6 tips to keep in mind so you can date safely. 1. Stay on the app as long as possible. Scammers often attempt to get you onto another platform quickly. Stay on the app when getting to know a new connection; this helps keep your personal information safe, a ..read more
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ChatGPT is the matchmaker you didn’t know you needed
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by OkCupid
1y ago
OkCupid releases new in-app matching questions written by the famous chatbot OkCupid is the only dating app in the world that matches people on what matters to them through in-app questions that power our algorithm. These questions help us remain close to what’s trending in culture, politics, and society at large. Over the past couple of years artificial intelligence has been a hot topic, most recently with ChatGPT dominating conversations online and offline. In January, there was a 91% increase in mentions of “artificial intelligence” and “ChatGPT” on OkCupid profiles compared to t ..read more
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Supporting women’s rights is a top priority for female daters
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by OkCupid
1y ago
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, OkCupid data reveals what women are prioritizing in a match Fifty years ago on January 22nd, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. But in June of last year, that landmark decision was overturned, bringing the topic of women’s rights back to the forefront. Over the past year, the fight for reproductive rights has become a trending conversation in the media, on social platforms, and especially on our dating app. An overwhelming majority of women on OkCupid (87%) are pro-choice. Abo ..read more
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The global state of digital dating
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by OkCupid
1y ago
Nearly 10 billion responses to OkCupid’s in-app matching questions reveal what singles will be looking for in 2023 OkCupid is the only dating app in the world that matches people based on what matters most to them. The magic happens through in-app questions that power our algorithm. These questions — which were answered 500 million times this year, and almost 10 billion times since we launched in 2004 — address every issue that’s top of mind for Gen Z and Millennial singles. This year those topics ranged from the abortion ban, LGBTQIA+ rights and voting in local elections to cancel cultu ..read more
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7 safety tips to keep in mind year-round
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by OkCupid
1y ago
Love abounds during the holidays! Meet someone new & stay safe this season The holiday season is a great time to meet someone—seriously! It’s a festive time of year, and when people aren’t spending time with their families, they’re eager to talk to someone who’s not in their family, that they just may be introducing to their family this time next year. Just like with any time of year, it’s important to keep safety top of mind when meeting someone new. So our safety experts at OkCupid have put together a guide to remind “holidaters” on ways to be safe — both online and when meeting fo ..read more
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Daters Find Midterm Voters More Attractive
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by OkCupid
1y ago
New data from OkCupid shows that singles who vote in local and midterm elections get more Likes and Matches Ahead of National Voter Registration Day on September 20th, OkCupid and Vote.org are teaming up to encourage young daters across the nation to register to vote and make their voices heard in this year’s midterm elections. Beginning in September and running through Election Day in November, OkCupid will be driving its users in the United States to Vote.org’s resources to help people register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and find their polling place. Register to vote onl ..read more
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Will You…Split The Rent?
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by OkCupid
1y ago
Rent, real estate and relationships are on daters’ minds, according to new data from OkCupid and Realtor.com Over the past few years, nearly 4 million daters on OkCupid answered the in-app matching question “Are you currently saving to buy your own home?” with respondents who said “Yes” jumping from 41% in 2019 to 48% in 2022. And this summer, data revealed that singles who are saving to buy a home got 13% more Likes and 24% more Matches on OkCupid than those who aren’t. A trend we’re seeing is that communication skills and a great sense of humor aren’t the only items on dater’s wish lis ..read more
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