Pros
  • The large and active user base
  • Personality compatibility-based matching
  • Immediate match suggestions after completing the registration
  • Saved search options
  • Mobile app
  • Members can import photos from Instagram or Facebook
  • Free users can view member profiles
  • Nice user interface
Cons
  • Free users cannot see those who like them
  • Some pages have low loading speeds
  • No video chat
  • The free interface serves Ads
  • Fake profiles
  • Casual vibe
  • Some people don’t take the website seriously

OkCupid Review Details

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Launched in 2004, OkCupid is one of the most popular dating sites globally. Just three years after it was founded, OkCupid was listed in Time Magazine’s top 10 dating websites. And because it has a presence in many countries across the world, it is one of the best international dating sites. Since its formation, OkCupid has gone through various updates and upgrades to give users the best online dating experience.

This review looks at some of the things that make OkCupid a darling of many singles. The review looks at the membership, costs of upgrading an account, profiles, and user interface, among other features of interest. The review seeks to help you make an informed decision about the dating site.

First Impression – Member Structure

Members: 1.4 million users from the United Kingdom

User Base: Single men and women of all types and ages

Best for: Single men and women looking for all types of relationships, whether short-term or long-term 

Recommended age: 25-55

OkCupid Interface

OkCupid, through its several updates, has managed to come up with a clean design that works well for the members. We played around with the interface when preparing for this review, and everything is straightforward. The design is simple and appealing. The tabs are clearly labeled to quickly point out specific features you want to use or areas of the website you want to navigate to. 

Overall, OkCupid uses different shades of white and blue on the interface. The pink color is used for emphasis, such as on the notifications. 

okCupid interface

OkCupid Members

OkCupid has over 1.4 million members in the United Kingdom. This user base is large enough to help you find a compatible partner for dating through the platform. The members are drawn from different backgrounds and cultures. A majority of the users are in the 25-34 age range, although there are many members in different age groups. Most of the users are young professionals passing the time as they sample user profiles on the dating site.

Members use OkCupid to find partners for different types of relationships. You are therefore required to specify your interest when signing up. Options include hookups, long-term dating, short-term dating, and new friends.

Count of Users – Facts and Figures

There are 1.4 million members of OkCupid in the United Kingdom and over 10 million users in the United States. Globally, the dating site has over 50 million members, and there are more men than women on the platform.After becoming increasingly popular due to FB and Twitter marketing, our review shows this site’s numbers are growing exponentially. Surprisingly, this site seems to attract a heavy pool of 35+ locals as well.

Profiles Quality

Profile creation starts when creating an account with OkCupid. You’ll have to answer some questions about your likes and dislikes, religion, sexual orientation, habits, relationship desires, personality, and hobbies. This information will be useful in finding you a compatible dating match. Furthermore, the algorithm will measure the level of your compatibility with specific matches.

Member profiles feature user photos at the top. You’ll then see a summary of the profile below the photos. On every profile that you browse, you’ll see the percentage of compatibility with the member. It will determine if the person would be a perfect fit. OkCupid also allows you to see which questions you agree or disagree on with the particular person you’re viewing their profile. Overall, the profiles are detailed, and all members, whether free or premium, can view profiles of other users.

Communication on OkCupid

OkCupid used to allow free messaging on the dating site without conditions. However, they later changed their policy, and now although you can still send messages as a free member, the recipient will only be able to see the message if they liked you back. It means you have to be a match for effective free messaging. OkCupid adopted this messaging policy to minimize the number of inappropriate or unwarranted messages to members.

Costs and Prices

You can do a lot with a free account at OkCupid. A premium account is a bonus to give you some privileges not accessible to free users. 

Free Account

There are many free features at OkCupid. These free services include: 

  • Creating an account
  • Match searching
  • Messaging other members
  • Participate in Double Take
  • Keep track of the people you like
  • Browse user profiles
  • Use basic search filters 

One of the limitations of a free account is that you’ll not be able to get read receipts. Your interface will also have Ads.

Premium Account

Get access to premium online dating services at OkCupid by upgrading your account. You’ll be able to access services like seeing people who like you, daily auto boost, see answers to public questions, get message read receipts, advanced search filters, and no Ads. The premium packages are as follows:

A-List Basic Subscription

  • One month at 7.95 USD
  • Three months at 19.05 USD
  • Six months at 23.70 USD

A-List Premium Subscription

  • One month at 24.90 USD
  • Three months at 68.70 USD
  • Six months at 119.40 USD

Boost

  • 1 credit at 1.99 USD
  • 5 credits at 9.45 USD
  • 10 credits at 16.90 USD
okCupid prices

App & Mobile Version

OkCupid has an excellent mobile dating app that is available on both Android and iOS. We tried the app for this review, and it was an excellent alternative to the desktop site. The app gives users convenient access to the services and is helpful mostly for people who are always on the go. You’ll find all the features on the desktop site also available on the app.

Using Double Take is better through the mobile app than through the OkCupid desktop site. All you have to do is swipe right or left to create matches.

Privacy and Safety Features

OkCupid is a fairly secure online dating platform. However, you are required to take personal precautions when using the platform. Don’t give out your personal information to people who appear suspicious or people you’re not planning to meet. You can block or report abusive members.

Our Experience on OkCupid

“I have used OkCupid many times to find people to just hang out with and singles for dating. The large active user base means that I can always find someone to talk to online. After a few days of conversations on the platform, it’s easy to convince someone to meet up for a date. I give this service a rating of 4 stars.”

Bottom Line & Rating – OkCupid Review

OkCupid is the ideal online dating platform for singles who are open to any kind of relationship. Check out member profiles to find out if they are looking for the same type of relationship.

FAQ

Who Owns OkCupid?

InterActiveCorp currently owns this dating site. It was previously owned by Humor Rainbow Inc.

Are There Premium Memberships?

Yes, there are several premium packages. They are classified into the A-List Basic and A-List Premium packages.

What Is Double Take?

It is a matchmaking feature at OkCupid; you swipe right to show interest and left to skip the profile.

About the reviewer

Dr. Berman
3.5 rating