OKCupid: We Experiment On You, Deal With It

"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… » 7/28/14 1:05pm Monday 1:05pm

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

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

How Guys Talk to Cute Girls on OKCupid

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… » 11/15/12 1:00am 11/15/12 1:00am

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… » 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… » 8/29/11 3:30pm 8/29/11 3:30pm