Why OKCupid Took a Stand Against Mozilla's Anti-Gay Rights CEO

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… » 4/01/14 12:42pm 4/01/14 12:42pm

Who Does Facebook Search Screw the Most?

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? » 1/16/13 1:20pm 1/16/13 1:20pm

OkCupid App Bug Exposed Email Addresses and Birth Dates

OKCupid's new blind date app came out today, to some fanfare and probably a little more mockery. But it's hit a snag: Apparently, it was coughing up users' emails and birth dates for anyone who bothered to dig for them. » 1/15/13 6:38pm 1/15/13 6:38pm

Today at 8:52 PM Is Your Best Chance to Find an Online Date

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… » 1/02/13 8:20pm 1/02/13 8:20pm

OKCupid Wants to Match You With a Roommate You Bone Once and Never…

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 the … » 10/09/12 10:32am 10/09/12 10:32am

My Brief OkCupid Affair With a World Champion Magic: The Gathering

This story sounds mean. It's about a girl judging a boy because he's a nerd (like so many of us!) that she met on OkCupid. But that's the point: Judging people on shallow stuff is human nature, and the magic and absurdity of online dating is how immediately and directly it throws that into relief. One person's Magic is … » 8/29/11 3:30pm 8/29/11 3:30pm