OkCupid (sometimes abbreviated as OKC) is an American-based international operating online dating, friendship, and social networking website that features member-created quizzes and multiple-choice questions. It is supported by advertisements and paying users who do not see ads.

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  • Check out 15 provocative images, from artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, that redefine DTFDTFall head over heels? These two are.Last week, we announced our campaign to redefine DTF. You see, for way too long, DTF has been used in a derogatory way, thrown around during “locker room” talk—talk we’ll no longer tolerate. So we’re on a mission to flip the script on DTF. After all, shouldn...

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  • Dating deserves better, and so do youHave a passion for pottery? Find someone who’s DTFire up the kiln, because DTF doesn’t have to mean what it has before.You’re an interesting, thoughtful person. Of course you deserve better than late-night “you up?” texts, and your dates talking with friends about whether or not you’re DTF. Something has to change, because the problem with phrases like DTF is t...

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  • Our #IStandWithPP badge is back by popular demandStarting today, you may see the #IStandWithPP badge on user profiles. The badge only shows up on profiles where the user publicly answered “no” to “Should the government defund Planned Parenthood?” And it only appears in DoubleTake on the app. So if you want to answer the question, or change your response, click here. And don’t worry—if you’ve answe...

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  • Looking back on who found love on OkCupid2017. What a whirl. While we were spending our days watching the President tweet, a beautiful thing was happening: people were falling in love after meeting on OkCupid.While we were happy to read all of the stories people submitted, we wanted to highlight some love stories from 2017 that made our hearts flutter, and make our jobs worth it.Have one to share?...

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  • When there’s a match in DoubleTake, you’ll see profile highlights to kick off a conversationNow when you match with someone on DoubleTake, we highlight parts of their profile you can connect over in a first message.We get it. Sending that first message can be tough. Do you talk about the weather? Compliment their profile? Just say “hey sup?” While everyone deserves a perfectly-worded-conversationa...

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  • Sorry, DoritoprincessXOWhat’s in a name?You see, DaddyzPrincess29*, we’re all born with names. Good, noble names our dear parents took weeks, perhaps months to choose — from Hannah to Jordan to Chloe. And what we’ve discovered, kinkyweedzz, is that those names are actually perfectly fine when it comes to connecting with people. So listen closely laidback___stu, because this applies to you — even i...

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  • Not only did the use of “woke” increase by 50%, but politics and social issues were also at the forefront of conversation this yearSure, December is a time for loving (or loathing) the holidays — but it’s also a time for reflection, looking back on the year that’s passed and asking yourself “what the hell?” Because let’s be real: 2017 was insane — and many of the things that made it insane, from c...

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  • Muralist Bill Rebholz depicts the emotional journey of dating in new OkCupid office muralFew would disagree that dating can be chaotic — which isn’t always a bad thing. That chaos could mean being in love. Or having an office crush. Or getting dumped. It’s everything. And while we at OkCupid try to help you have control and find people you really jive with, we’re not going to deny that you’re some...

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  • A guide to why we’re getting rid of open-messaging and how it worksYou’ve probably noticed some recent changes we’ve made to OkCupid. If you’ve been with OkCupid for a while now, you might feel like we’ve been making a lot of changes recently, which is true. After all, dating has been changing a lot. Some people write less now and can be less thoughtful and less patient. But the entire dating land...

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  • Our data shows that women who consider themselves feminist aren’t any more likely to want to pursue someone they’re interested inDating has always been about more than just dating — it’s a reflection of the larger cultural and political climate. So it’s no shock that today, potential dates’ views on politics and feminism are increasingly important to singles. More and more daters have begun to sel...

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  • You can now search for people based on interest on OkCupid Discovery, and we think that’s cool—so were giving away $500.Our latest feature Discovery is pretty cool. Not only does it show you nearby people who have intriguing answers to questions and sweet Instagram feeds—it also lets you search for profiles based on interests and passions.To celebrate, we want you to share *your* passions and inte...

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  • OkCupid Discovery lets users search thousands of interests to find their personDiscovery lets you search for the singles who are interested in the same things you are.Whether you meet someone in person or online, the first thing you notice is their face. If they have a nice face, you may be intrigued enough to strike up a conversation. But rarely do sparks fly till you discover a shared passion or...

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  • And even more have fantasized about itCuffing season. Meeting the parents. The “turkey drop.” While relationship trends are oft discussed during the holiday season, holiday hookup trends are largely unexplored — specifically those that are a result of the much-anticipated company holiday party. Pairing off at one of these festive events is such a Hollywood trope, but does it actually happen?One in...

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  • It reveals a lot more than their holiday cheerThere are the usual telltale signs people have told you about since you started dating: bad tippers are selfish lovers, how your date treats his mother is how he’ll treat you, dog owners are good with children. But as holiday decorations begin to grace every storefront and “The Holiday” plays on a loop on Bravo, we wondered what someone’s love (or loat...

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  • Pheromones are just one of several factors at hand.For as long as you’ve been old enough to date, you’ve likely been hearing a lot about pheromones pretty. The word “pheromone” is often used interchangeably with something like “self-produced love potion,” but all it actually means is a chemical produced by one animal that changes the behavior of another.81% of OkCupid members say that a potential ...

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  • If these risky dates go well, it could mean a beautiful futureDoing something non-traditional on a first date is big risk — and potentially disastrous. That being said, making a bold choice for date #1 could also mean an unforgettable memory that brings you close from the get-go, thereby launching a potential relationship.Feeling adventurous? Here are a few of our suggestions.SkydivingWhat better ...

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  • The oddest requests we’ve received and why they never happenedThe support team is always receiving unsolicited requests for new OkCupid features—and thus, they’re always evaluating whether or not these suggestions would actually be useful. When a request comes in, we ask ourselves: would it help people connect more easily, or would it actually do the opposite?Or is it just plain bananas?Here are a...

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  • Some people may use Halloween as an opportunity to display their subconscious, hidden selvesEveryone knows someone who’s been planning their Halloween costume since March, and everyone also knows someone who will throw something lazy together last-minute. The timing of this decision says something about a person (are you a planner, or do you prefer to live by the seat of your pants?), as does the ...

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  • Not all questions are created equalWe’re not shy about asking the hard questions at OkCupid — in fact, they play a big role in fueling our insanely sophisticated matching algorithm. After all, if you answer “no” to the question “Should the government defund Planned Parenthood?” wouldn’t you want your potential date to answer the same way?Because we’re always, well, questioning our questions, we lo...

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  • It’s probably just how you’d think, but here’s your guide on how it works — and why you need to like before messagingYou’ve probably seen a new button on profiles: the pass button. If you don’t like someone or don’t want to see them again for the foreseeable future, just press it. Ba-da-boom-ba-da-bing, they’re gone. You will no longer see that person on the search page. Passing in DoubleTake work...

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  • Paying homage to OkCupid couples who knew it was worth the waitAt OkCupid, we often receive delightful stories from couples who were living in the same town, possibly on the same street (and might have even gone to the same high school) — but never crossed paths — until they met each other on OkCupid.While we’re thrilled for all of those same-town OkCupid romances, we wanted to pay homage to the c...

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  • They answered. Then they explained.Everyone’s dating preferences vary. On OkCupid, we let you define yours by photos, profile, and questions—which range from “How important is it to you that your partner smell good?” to “Should the government defund Planned Parenthood?” Those questions (along with a few more things, plus lots of math) feed into our matching algorithm, which helps us show you peopl...

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  • We sat down for a Q&A with David Litt“Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years,” released today, marks David Litt’s debut into the book world. The memoir regales readers with stories of what it was like for Litt when, at 24, he became one of the youngest speechwriters in White House history, getting hired by Obama’s team in 2010. We, however, were more interested in the story of how he me...

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  • Brooklyn beer buddies toasted to craft booze, indie music and tipsy habits at OctFestOn September 9, thousands of beer buddies ironed their drinking pants, fled to the remote outer shores of Brooklyn’s Sunset Park and navigated through an industrial alley , all in the name of booze and music — indie booze and music, that is.Thousands turned out for OctFest, the first beer and music festival from O...

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  • We’re matching every dollar donated up to $50k—because what’s important to you is important to usMore than 1 in 4 people in the US have visited a Planned Parenthood facility for affordable health services.Earlier today, we launched the Planned Parenthood Badge to make it easier for supporters of the non-profit to connect. Every OkCupid member who has publicly responded “no” to the question “Should...

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  • A shared cause is sexy — we partnered with Planned Parenthood so you can connect with other daters who support the non-profitOver 80% of OkCupid members do not think Planned Parenthood should be defunded.Today, we’re introducing a Planned Parenthood Badge to help our members connect over what’s important to them. The badge will read “#IStandWithPP” and will be prominently displayed on the profile ...

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  • Step 1: Be at OctFest. Step 2: Visit our booth Step 3: Take a photoWhat good is beer without a buddy to enjoy it with? In the spirit of beer buddies, OkCupid will be giving away a $100 gift card at Octfest happening Saturday September 9 at The Brooklyn Hangar. Here’s how to enter:1. Follow @okcupid on Instagram.2. Post a photo of your OkCupid Beerfest polaroid on Instagram between 12:01 PM EST on ...

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  • How Attractive are Students at Online Colleges?It’s easy enough to tell how attractive your peers are when you meet face-to-face — but we uncovered the attractiveness level of online students as wellBack in 2015, we took the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best universities and colleges, did a little of our data magic, and discovered some interesting facts; for example, Yale is th...

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