You’re Matched According to Answers Ok Cupid matches you with others not only based on your browsing activity on the site, but also based on the way you answer a number of introductory questions.
Examples of the questions include: You can set your answers to be publicly available, or you can choose to set all (or some) to private.
The more questions you answer, the more information the site can use to match you with others – and the more others can determine whether you are a match for them.
When someone contacts you, you can see how much of a “Match,” “Friend,” or “Enemy” they are based upon how their answers compare to yours.
For example, keywords can include topics such as “wine tasting,” “historical fiction,” or “travel.” You can browse and “wink” at members for free, but you must subscribe to contact members via instant messaging or email.
One benefit of is that users can browse for same-sex relationships; however, regardless of preference, there is no way to know what type of relationship someone is looking for, whether casual or serious, unless they specifically state it in their profile.
As a nonpaying member, you can purchase “coins” to spend on additional features such as boosting your profile in search rankings, or sending virtual gifts.
Also, while free members can browse, wink, and respond to emails they receive, they cannot initiate emails.
Upgrading costs .40 for three months, .00 for six months, or .40 for one year.
Plentyof Fish has spun off a new dating site called e Vow, which is only for those seriously looking for a long-term relationship.
You can view matches and send messages and “winks” for free on e Vow, just like on its sister site.
Ok Cupid may offer a more personalized approach to free online dating.
To help answer that question, keep the following in mind: Free sites are geared toward casual daters, while paid sites tend to be for people looking for a serious relationship.