OkCupid: An Overview

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Overview

OkCupid is among the top rating online dating websites. It is free for users to join and use the main features while there is the option to pay a fee for some additional perks. The majority of OkCupid users reside in the USA, Canada, and the UK, and people can use this dating website for long term partnerships, casual dating, as well as friendship. The website uses ...

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Mobile Online Dating: The Online Originals

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Internet dating apps popped up and quickly changed the dating game as we knew it. Now, the mobile app trend is changing the dynamic yet again. As I see it, there are two segments of dating apps making it onto the smartphone and tablet mobile device scene. The first is the original, online-based dating websites that have been around for decades (really, Match.com launched in 1995!) that are now moving into mobile apps to stay on-trend. The second are the ...

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Dataclysm: Insights from an OkCupid Cofounder

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OkCupid is one of the higher quality free dating services out there. It was created by very passionate people who were genuinely excited to craft the perfect algorithm for matching couples. Of course we all know there’s no such thing as a magic formula to find the right person for us, but with the huge pool of people trying online dating, it sure doesn’t hurt to be able to narrow down the options with decent accuracy. Coupled ...

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Ladies: Increase Dating Contacts with Painful Honesty

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There’s a really interesting article over at Gizmodo that analyzes some OKCupid data to reveal the mathematics of beauty. This is another great article and another example of why I’m such a fan of OKCupid (both as an online dating service and perhaps the best resource for online dating statistics).

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The article is interesting and ...

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Recap of Free Dating Events for 2010

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There is a lot of opportunity to take advantage of free events from online dating services throughout the year. I wanted to use this article to review some of the free events that I covered in the last year to highlight the frequency of these free online dating events.

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There are two services that have regular ...

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Selecting Your Main Photo for Your Dating Profile

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Picking the right main profile photo is pretty important. Just about every dating site out there has statistics that show that having a photo at all improves you online dating success quite dramatically. This can even be seen without statistics just based on how aggressive dating sites when it comes to getting you to add your photos. They want you to be successful (so that they in turn are successful) and they know that photos are a huge part of ...

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The 10-Day Online Dating Challenge

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According to a new Match.com commercial I’ve been seeing lately, 1 in 5 relationships are now started through online dating services. Still, even with that fact, there are a large number of singles who believe that online dating does not work, or at least not for them. With that in mind, I wanted to post a ...

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2013 Online Dating Service Pricing Guide

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Below is a chart listing online dating site prices. This table has been created to be used as a reference and to give singles an idea of how much each dating service might cost. These prices may change at any time so be sure to verify the actual cost before you subscribe to any service.

Notes on Pricing

Keep in mind that services that charge more often have earned the right to do so. For example, even though eHarmony prices are ...

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Should Men Consider Dating Older Women?

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I’m really learning to love OKCupid more every day. As I’ve written here in the past, it is my recommended free dating service. Aside from offering a great free dating option, they’re the only service that offers substantial statistics on the dating habits of their members.

In some ways I believe these statistics aren’t going to tell the whole story as I believe the type of clientele will differ from service to service. As an example, this article ...

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New Year’s Dating Resolution: Finding that Special Someone

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Another year is about to begin and it’s time for people to begin making New Year’s resolutions. There are plenty of popular choices like losing weight, quitting smoking, or even trying to read more books. I would like to recommend to singles out there to see finding that special someone as your resolution this year.

Many people don’t see dating as something they would need a resolution to do. I think this is often a mistake. As veterans of online dating ...

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OKCupid Dating Guide – Review of the Best Free Dating Around

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I’ve been bothered lately by Plenty of Fish. I don’t mind that the site has been successful but I do hate when I talk to someone and they say, “Yeah, I tried online dating at Plenty of Fish. I guess internet dating just isn’t for me. The problems were [insert a list of issues here]”.

Here’s the thing: in my opinion Plenty of Fish is a far better example of successful internet marketing ...

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Online Dating Email Tips: More on First Email Length

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Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.
– William W. Watt

OkCupid.com has some interesting statistics on online dating emails, specifically some numbers on who gets responses to their first email. Creating good first emails is something I’ve discussed in my online dating guide and also in some posts. My advice has always been keep your first contact brief and OkCupid agrees with this…but for some very ...

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