Expert’s Rating

Overall                       4 stars

Price                           4 stars

Features                      3 stars

Communication          4 stars

Safety                         4 stars

Customer Support      4 stars

 

General description

OkCupid is a popular and reportedly effective dating app launched in 2004 by Humor Rainbow Inc. with a vast base of members, mostly from the US. It’s a flirting and casual dating app so the users normally don’t join it for finding a serious relationship.

 

Pros:

  • Intuitive and user-friendly interface
  • Basic features are free
  • Personality test for new members
  • Convenient importing of photos from FB or Instagram
  • Prompt match suggestions
  • Advanced and detailed search by various criterions
  • Possibility to save the search settings
  • Detailed profiles
  • Profiles are changeable
  • Messaging is free
  • Offers a chatroom
  • Messages are seen only on a condition of mutual likes
  • Message read notification in a paid version
  • Recently added social features

Cons:

  • Technical failures happen often
  • No identity verification (so it’s not really safe)
  • Sometimes takes long to load
  • Suggested matches are based on casual and irregular factors such as other users’ accuracy in filling the questionnaires

 

Pricing:

1-month Basic subscription - $9.95

3-months Basic subscription - $23.85

6-months Basic subscription - $29.70

1-month Premium subscription - $24.90

3-months Premium subscription - $68.70

6-months Premium subscription - $119.40

 

Users’ comments

OkCupid app was an absolute discovery for me, I never dated online before! I am 48 but quite youthful and good-looking. My daughter said this app would be a great start for me as it’s easy to use and often includes classical romantic courtship. I could not use some dating platform that is too frank or intimate. I also didn’t find it right to pay the huge money for meeting a man. Well, my daughter was right: this one worked just fine for me! I started to go out every weekend and the majority of men were nice! Finally, I met Robert with whom we shared so many common interests. Now we are together for 6 months, and although I don’t find it comfortable to get married in our age, I gladly call him my stable partner. Thanks to OkCupid, I’m happy!” (Eveline, Denver)

 

Expert’s conclusion

OkCupid is rather good dating app that manages to bring people together without much stress. Its matching system is a bit old-fashioned so the app is mostly preferred by people in their 30s and 40s, not by the youth or millenials. This system is, in fact, just a random questionnaire combined with a classical advanced search so it isn’t a quick matching; it demands some time, patience, and thought put in it. Which is just perfect of old-generation idealists.

Although this app and the desktop site are mostly used for casual meetings and hookups, nothing looks or sounds too naughty there. It’s still close to decent courtship, even if the result is one-night-stand. The administrators don’t allow naked profile photos or vulgar profile descriptions, everything is pre-moderated and easily banned after other users’ complaint. Which is quite good for a free/cheap enough dating platform! Many of them don’t even bother.

What’s the most surprising, there are also real success stories that tell about long-term dating and marriage with the OkCupid help. It’s rather an exception but the fact that it’s possible, is a strong evidence of the high quality of the app. We would still call it average, but it at least does something for the price it asks: tries to quickly respond to customers’ requests and solve technical problems, combats the scammers and bots, doesn’t attack the free users with advertisements too much. In comparison with the majority of similar apps, it’s quite impressive.

That’s basically all that can be said about OkCupid but there are also very important general recommendations such as being cautious, using common sense, testing a person you talk to, re-checking all the information twice, and analysing people’s intentions basing on their phrases, behaviour, and even their face expression. The simplest psychological skills are crucial just like everywhere else on the Internet. Other than that, the OkCupid app can be considered nice, fun, safe, and effective. We recommend it to 30+ people who feel lonely and would like to make their evening or their life a bit brighter.

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