I got what I wanted from the site – although it wasn't always the most comfortable experience. It works, but you have to be willing to sort a lot of wheat from chaff.
Late last month, Ok Cupid announced a fairly fundamental change to its dating service: the company would no longer allow users to see visitors to their profile.
And as of today, that change has been implemented across both Ok Cupid’s website and smartphone apps.
The message ended in the most English way imaginable: "Do let me know if that sounds like your cup of tea". Call me a prude, but urine-soaked homoerotic strangulation is not my cup of tea at all.
The other reason all these people are on OKC is, of course, that the site is free to join. Well, yes, in my experience of online dating, free is very definitely bad.
You have to answer 50 to begin with, so the site can build a picture of what you are.
Thereafter, the more questions you answer, the more likelihood the OKC algorithm will find you a match.
And it's here where you encounter the second major drawback. Free sites are packed full with spammers and scammers and people looking for casual sex.
Even if that latter category sounds appealing to you, remember that people blithely (or desperately) looking for a squeeze between the sheets can put more earnest daters off.
He describes himself as a kind, considerate, competitive dude with a dry, sarcastic sense of humor.
Ok Cupid (OKC) stands out because it is one of the biggest dating sites out there.
As for me, well, I think my experience of the site was typical.