OkCupid

A social networking and dating site

OkCupid is a free social networking and dating site. View full description

PROS

  • Simple registration process
  • Compatibility calculation
  • Chat, message and upload photos
  • See who's visiting your profile page
  • Fun social networking component

CONS

  • Smaller community than other sites
  • Validity of the test questions is debatable

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OkCupid is a free social networking and dating site.

If you're curious about finding that special someone, or even just looking for new people in your area to hang out with, Facebook probably isn't going to cut it for you. That's why OkCupid exists - to let you get in touch with people in your area based on shared interests.

Unlike other dating sites, OkCupid has no restrictions. Users can search, chat and send messages from the start. In exchange, the site displays advertising, which can be removed by paying a monthly fee.

Your OkCupid profile is constructed of a mixture of your own personal answers to a specific set of questions, as well as your responses to hundreds of questions sent by other users. These questions are used to create a compatibility score, based how your answers, what answers you would accept from other users, and the level of importance you place on each question. From there, you'll see a percentage next to the OkCupid username of each person whose profile you view, telling you how high of a match, friend, or enemy you are based on the way both you and that user answered the same questions.

In addition to questions, OkCupid allows you to upload pictures of yourself, search by keyword or other criteria, and even live chat with other online users. You can also rate users on a scale of 1 to 5 star. If the user you rated a 4 or 5 star gives you the same rating, you'll get an automatic email knowing you two match up. You can also send private messages on OkCupid to anyone you like.

If you're not interested in dating, OkCupid also has a lot of fun quizzes, such as the Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz. Be warned though that some quizzes contain adult content not suitable for younger users. You can generally guess based on the quiz's title.

Whether you're looking for friends, a long-term relationship or just want to have fun taking quizzes, OkCupid is a fun site to browse around on.

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