Oh, Tinder, OkCupid, Grindr, whatever your particular dating app poison. Your first date dramas play in bars the world over. Because bars are a typical venue for painfully awkward first encounters, bartenders all have a front-row seat—and they're definitely talking about it.
With enough data, even the most seemingly random, disconnected sequence of events can be teased apart and explained through the power of statistical analysis. And thanks to the reams upon reams of data points collected through his hit dating website, OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder explores the kinks, tendencies,…
"Experimenting on people" makes most of us feel uncomfortable, like we're rats in a lab being prodded with weird devices and fed food that makes our organs bloated. But today, OKCupid tried to put that notion to rest—or at least, it tried to explain that services need to experiment on you in order to make their…
Just days after OKCupid called out Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich over his support of a ban on gay marraige, Mozilla announced today that Eich "has chosen to step down." [Mozilla via Re/code]
Today, most tech companies are polluting the internet with stupid pranks. But there's one brave statement being made on the internet that isn't a dumb joke at all. OKCupid is blocking Mozilla Firefox users from its service with a message encouraging them to use other web browsers. Why? Mozilla's CEO supports anti-gay…
Mozilla Firefox users who try to use popular dating service OKCupid are currently being shown the above message, encouraging them not to use Firefox. The reason? Mozilla's new CEO Brendan Eich opposes gay marriage. That's how you play hardball.
I was excited about this one. It had been a while since I'd dusted off the old OkCupid profile. I'd been working a lot and thinking about my ex too much, and this girl looked cute. So, when she actually agreed to a date, I was thrilled. This one felt important!
Mathematicians aren't renowned for their social skills. But in a quest to find love, Chris McKinlay from UCLA realised he could use his analytical skills to his advantage—by hacking OkCupid.
With a third of all American marriages now starting with online dating, there's some good news for all the Match.com and OkCupid couples planning to get married: People who meet on dating sites are less likely to separate or divorce, and they're also happier than married couples who meet the old fashioned way.
Everyone you know has an online dating profile and if they say they don't they are lying to you. We can poke fun at it all we want, but there's actually a mathematical formula behind the digital match-making.
Current estimates put the number of stars in the Milky Way at well over 100 billion, each of which is thought to have at least one planet in its orbit. Assuming at least some of these planets have given rise to intelligent life capable of communicating with Earth, why haven't we heard from them yet?
OkCupid: you use it to find both love or random hookups, and since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, you're probably looking for at least one of those. Accordingly, we have Sam Yagan, one of the dating site's founders, here to answer all your burning (let's hope not) questions.
Graph Search, which we're going to call Facebook search from here on out because nobody wants to read or write "Graph Search," is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over its rivals—which companies lose the most?
What do you do when your iPhone is stolen? Cry? Get a new one? Scream at the sky? How about tracking down the thief by luring him to a sexy date over OkCupid and then threatening him with a hammer so he gives it back? That last one worked out pretty well for Nadav Nirenberg.
Researchers say that if you want to land a date online this year, your best chance will be tonight at 8:52 PM. Why 8:52 PM? Because the combination of going back to work and New Year's resolutions will make millions of people sign onto their Internet dating sites looking for a date. The more people online, the better…
Online dating, like real life dating, can get a little skeevy because people are lame and pervy and also, lame and pervy. So to see the type of lame and pervy responses that a cute girl would get while on a dating service like OKCupid, a guy created a fake profile with a picture of a cute girl and BATSHIT INSANE CRAZY…
Avner Geller has created a series of hilarious posters that are inspired by the type of things you always see in someone's OKCupid profile. Geller based the posters around typical responses to 'you should message me if...', 'on a typical Friday night I'm...' and 'six things I could never do without'.
One time I went on an OKCupid date with a guy who ordered hot wings, licked his fingers, and wiped a fountain of sweat off his forehead with a paper napkin. Needless to say, I never went out with him again. It was a very dark time. And if you're at an equally low point with your living situation, the people over at…