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I joined OkCupid and had some back and forth emails with a couple different people. I then met Steven **. His profile had him in Jamaica Plain, Ma. We spent the next 4-5 months chatting online, text and phone. His story was he is a pipeline engineer. In Sept he stated he snagged a 60 mile long oil pipeline in Russia. Thru out he sent “pictures” but nothing that could be confirmed. Long story short “problems” started arising and he started hitting me up for money. I investigated him and found everything he gave me his license, address, SS, bank etc were fake. I contacted OKCUPID to report him and they simply never bothered to respond. My recommendation is RUN not walk from this company. My story is just one of THOUSANDS specific to this company.
So I was using the free site and I noticed I had a bunch of likes and the site pressured me to sign up to see all these people who've liked me. I signed up and started messaging some of the people back. Literally all the people I messaged said they've never even seen my profile yet alone liked it. Some people were not even from the same country who had no idea who I was when I had the radius to people close. Basically here to save you trouble. This site is a scam, you're not likely to find someone here. Even if you pay, beware and run!
Here's the straight dope! Written 30AUG2021.
- If you "like" somebody, a picture, a comment (from their exhaustive system of profiling questionnaire queries), etc. -- you have the opportunity to message them, FREE!
- The amount of likes you can give is limited on a 24-hour basis. I don't know the 24-hour period starts with the age of your profile or if there is a universal, site-wide window that resets same time of day for everyone.
--- I think the daily limit is somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-30, I never counted but it seemed reasonable to me because I'm picky so I only reached limit first day 'cause I went HAM.
- You can message unlimited with any other profile that MATCHES (reciprocates your like) you.
- On the mobile, it is super easy to accidentally "like" since they use swiping for both the "like" feature as well as browsing user photo albums -- BE CAREFUL!! Haha.
- you can set matching preferences, e.g. age range, gender, sexual orientation, body-type, etc. BUT THEY ARE NOT ENFORCED FOR FREE USERS (I don't know about premium, I assume so but cannot certify since I didn't pay).
--- if you care about any kinda strict matchmaking criteria, do NOT depend on the site's system to filter out any non-negotiables you specify in your preferences -- the site "don't care".
If you can stomach all that, give it a whirl -- depending on population density near you -- you might get a couple bites. Keep expectations low and you'll be okay. In the 3-4 days I tried it, I'm still talking to one of my matches. 3 girls matched, 1 was an "accidental like", the other 2, 1 I was just kinda puttin' a feeler out, and the last was a genuine interesting prospect -- she's the one still talkin' to me. They were 3 "mutuals" of of the 21 likes I received in a 96-hour window...the other 18, I assume were like another reviewer commented, and prolly fake or dead/inactive profiles.
I literally only deliberately commented or gave a "like" to maybe 20 girls or pictures or whatever out of the 4-5 hundred profiles I saw. I eventually reached the end of the "stack" (potential matches) and there are like 4-5 stacks based on "online status," "proximity/location," "match" level (which is based on the compatibility of answers in their personality questionnaire), "recommended" (assume it's a different form of match compatibility but have no insight as to how it differs from "match"), and then "passport" which is if you wanna find international candidates. There's the straight dope, y'all!
I was on OkCupid for over a year! Everyday you will get 2-5 interests,,, Everyday you will be ghosted by 2-5 you started messaging in the last 2 days... Rarely one will message you for 3 days!!! Got texts,,many at 6:30 a.m.! But all from Text mail subscribers... NEVER ONCE did I even get one of these FAKES on the phone! These SCUM need to be in JAIL and REFUND all our money AND pay us for our time!!!
People need to realize OkCupid, Tinder, POF and basically all the popular ones are bought by Match Group. You jump from app to app trying to understand why you cannot find matches. In reality, all these use the same deceptive practices to scam people. For example show fake or years old non-active profiles or far away people, so you keep swiping until desperate enough to pay for "boost" or find out that all your 100 likes are from overseas fake people.
I accumulated 56 "likes" over a 2-day period, then paid $75 for 6 months to see the "likes". 1 - EXACTLY ONE was from within the continental United States. All others were from overseas. South Africa, Kenya, Italy France, Thailand, Israel, Columbia, Belarus, Argentina, Germany, Russia, Belgium, and 22 from the Philippines! I was a member 10 years ago and it wasn't like this. They've changed their business model it seems. I'm NEVER going back to this site.
Have to pay membership to see anything even though it's supposed to be free. But I got nothing can be done unless you pay for it. Just not what it says to you at all in there are terms and conditions.
I strongly advise everyone to stay away from OkCupid scammer fraud site. It's just as bad as scammer fraud Facebook, The first 3 days after signing up with okcupid without paid version, I get 39 unknown likes I cant view , and okcupid tells me I have to pay $60 just to view likes and send messages and denies me from sending likes, then okcupid blows my email up with spam emails from strange email addresses. Okcupid has no customer support at all. It's all FAKE and a SCAM. I also received 2 strange fake profile intros from China with fake pictures and fake info.
Furthermore the only response I received was from a lady that was telling lies about herself in her profile falsely claiming she was single and alone but really is living with her baby daddy and her daughter doing this okcupid stuff behind his back, and claims she has multiple men she gets with behind her baby daddy back. It seems that all she wanted from me and every other guy was phone sex and porn pics, once I refused she was gone like the wind. So to all you married men or married women or anyone who has a boyfriend or girlfriend, you will probably find your lover on okcupid trying to cheat on you with a hookup maybe even for money. Okcupd is disgusting. I hope the feds shut it down soon.
Okcupid has unfortunately gone the way of most dating sites; that is, it's a scam. I signed up and immediately had 20 likes behind a paywall. As soon as I paid, I found an additional pay wall. Once I paid the likes were all revealed to be outside of my geographic area, which was a deal breaker. I am Autistic and extremely lonely, and it is embarrassing that I fell for such a scam. I deleted my account in less than 24 hours. This is a predatory bait and switch company, and I hope this review dissuades others from using it in the hopes of finding love. A pox on the House of Okcupid, and all those who sit inside it.
OkCupid.com is the worse free dating site on the Internet. Half of the accounts are spammed or Ai. Instead of okcupid.com going after these spammed and Ai accounts, they go after petty pictures of my posted pictures of tattoos on me. I can post my pictures of my tattoos on any other social media platform, but okcupid.com has says I violated their rules and they don't allow you to challenge their rules, no one to contact. If there is a contact, chances is, you'll never be able to speak to a Rep, you'll be speaking to a Ai rep.
Half of the people on okcupid.com are drug addicts or gang members trying to set you up to be robbed or somehow you'll be catfished. okcupid.com cannot trusted with any of your information, just to the fact, only time these accounts of Spam and Ai are reported by the users not by the Admins of okcupid.com. They'll take your personal information and sell it without your knowledge, or the spammed and Ai accounts that is on OKcupid.com will breach your personal information and exploit it to the fullest.
I am very most disappointed about OKC, maximum user are fake or Escort service provider. One most dangerous thing about the users is that most of match are Honey trapping user. I hope OKC check this issue.
New user, signed up a couple of days ago. I wasn't even able to complete my profile before I got banned for who knows what reason. Had some kind of login error, attempted to contact support, and shortly thereafter I got a notice that I had been banned from the site. Suppose that's one way to deal with tech support problems, though perhaps not the best way for attract paying customers or mitigating negative reviews on sites like Consumer Affairs...
Based upon the questions I was asked during signup and also when I was fleshing out my profile, OKCupid (OKC) came across as being very "politically correct" and far left biased. I was asked at least a dozen times about my voting habits alone. What does that have to do with finding a date? Other examples of some of the questions are "Would you date someone who doesn't support the #Metoo movement?", "Overall has capitalism made the world a better place?" and "Communism, in concept...", several more question about supporting gun control, many on COVID and related, quite a few related to political activism etc.
Speaking of activism, I noticed blog entries and general themes suggesting that this is a big deal with members of the site. No one else allowed... or at least that's how I felt. It's great for someone who subscribes to that particular viewpoint and lifestyle, but not so much for anyone else. Especially for those of us who after all that has happened in 2020 have absolutely had it with politics across the board and just want to start living life again, the pandering on OKC is a gargantuan turn-off. I suspect (though I can't prove obviously) that the reason I got banned is that I don't share the same viewpoints that OKC seems to support. Vive la Différence!
Even with taking politics out of the equation, the quality and write-up of the questions leaves a lot to be desired. Spelling and grammar mistakes galore. Most of the questions are poorly worded, some are outright incoherent, and answer choices given are black and white either-or. It may sound like I'm picking at nits, but trying to answer a questionnaire that is poorly written and sometimes hard to understand is no fun!
Ironically, I was initially considering buying a month's subscription. For the brief time I was on OKC I actually spotted an old friend in the listings and wanted to drop them a line. I know the site is supposed to offer free messaging, but wasn't sure that a truly free exchange was going to be possible which is why I was thinking of subbing. Either way I think I successfully dodged a bullet!
Speaking of subscriptions, the cost on OKC seems pretty high compared to some other sites I'm familiar with. A full month premium sub on OKC which unlocks all the features costs approx ~$35/mo. That same amount of money will purchase 3 months of service on Plenty of Fish, which incidentally is a much larger site. eHarmony and Adult Friend Finder (AFF) both cost about the same on a monthly basis as OKC, but I feel that the user gets more bang for the buck if for no other reason than a larger user base to play with and the obvious adult features that goes with AFF. Yes I know the cost goes down per/month the larger the block of time purchased, but that's standard with all dating sites these days. However for OKC it doesn't stop there. If you want to boost your profile to make it more visible for a short time, 15 minutes at a time if I recall the site info correctly, be prepared to pay up!
The other complaints I see from other reviewers on here I can vouch for in a lot of cases. Within the first few minutes of signing up (suspiciously fast) I suddenly had several "hits", people who supposedly clicked on my profile and were interested in meeting. They were of course all blurred out, so no idea if they were legit. I felt it was a pretty obvious lure to get the new user to pay for a subscription. I wasn't on long enough to encounter any scammers or catfishers, however I don't doubt the claims of the others one bit as it's a serious problem on all the "free" dating sites.
The matching system is pretty strange too. One user I ran across shared a 99% (!) compatibility score match with me. Obviously intrigued, I checked out her profile as I wanted to see what a 99% match would be like... I mean could this possibly be my long lost twin whom we got separated at birth? LOL! Not exactly... not even that close in reality. While we did agree on many points, there were quite a few major points we didn't, and a lot of those points I don't think either one of us would have been willing to budge on.
For those who were ever members on the site "MyYearbook" (MYB) or when it was later bought out and became "MeetMe", the feel of OKC is very similar. Specifically when MYB introduced their dating game, they way they asked and presented the questions is identical. Same for the way they used to match people. It actually makes me wonder if OKC is a spinoff of those two sites or if the developers simply grabbed the code and made it fit for their purposes.
Overall my outlook on OKC is pretty negative. The political aspect is something I found to be bothersome and not something I want to get involved with on a dating site. Good for the reader who is into such things, but I think the vast majority of people on dating sites... myself inclusive... are there for the (*gasp!*) dates; not to debate the finer points of democratic socialism! LOL! Customer service is about as horrible as it comes, and looking at other reviews, what happened to me seems to be a common problem... nice to know guys! The algorithm that determines compatibility is whacked, as are the quality of the questions. Finally OKC is still a very small site compared to others, yet they still charge a premium for service compared to other sites. Verdict: AVOID!!! AVOID!!! AVOID!!!
I contacted OKCupid by email through their "help" section. Seeing as you can only email them. I wanted to know why when I did a password reset it said "That account is unavailable". It has been over a week now and they have not replied back. Terrible customer service.
As a long-time part-time user be aware that okcupid itself auto-populates the "likes" section. Don't waste your time paying money to find out who the people are. Most, if not all will NOT know you or won't admit to contacting you.
I've been a member for free for a long time. I look and see they say 8 have 423 women like me, so I pay what a lie, maybe 40. They lied to steal my money, and now I can't stop my subscription or contact anyone, thieves at best...
This dating app is a joke, a husk of its former self and a fundamental failure. You have horrible stalkers making multiple accounts, violating the TOS, but you make a joke they consider "offensive" and your account gets banned. How can you claim to be a dating site when one cannot show a bit of your own sense of humor? The app pushes a certain political agenda without being inclusive of those who think different. You are bombarded by propaganda and feel as if not being of a certain political leaning makes you undesirable. It shouldn't be called OkCupid. It should be called OkLib. The app/dating site also charges you for every little thing, such as seeing whether someone saw your messages. Don't waste your time with this app if you want to find a life partner. If you are an introvert like me, you would honestly have more luck finding a partner on a bar than on this so-called "dating app". Don't waste your time.
My subscription got renewed by mistake, the page for canceling is not even available! It’s very disrespectful, I tried to cancel right away, it was impossible. In other sites it’s simple and easy to cancel your subscription.
OKCupid is the most gynocentric dating app of all time, lol. Even the "artsy" promos are propaganda. The female models showcase their caricatured "partners" like accessories. Really. They throw in trendy social justice issues as soon as they are "in", but there is a clear subtext to their posturing that one sex is more important than the other. (Hint: the dominant sex is not the one they get the most money from...) OKCupid wants guys to know that shirtless bathroom selfies are tacky, but 20 year old bikini pics are allowable for women. Those who sell sex are intrinsically more moral than those who buy it...even though the buyers' dollars are welcome all the same. They make it VERY difficult to stop paying automatically.
STAY AWAY FROM OK Cupid. If you’re on long enough you can tell less than 3 pics with less than 15 answered questions is a fake profile. If you search further on other also reputable reviews, some articles claim their employees make fake profiles to match better with zero results or connections. Their match algorithms work, but with as many fake profiles and lack of verification it’s virtually worthless. This techniques are against US federal law and I am seriously bringing this to the attention of the US District Court in the Southern District of New York For consumer fraud
Furthermore, I had an issue with “faulty verification” with my account. I sent a support message requesting assistance. To this day, over a month later, I haven’t received one email from them asking how they can assist me. When I did make a new email account, I couldn’t delete my old account. Furthermore, the changed the whole app dynamics, 10 free “likes/first messages”, new fee structures, unable to browse in the age, ethnicity, religion or location you request. This app has truly gone downhill and is only looking out for advertising dollars and your recurring fees and not the consumer.
I filed a BBB against OK Cupid to ask how can I delete my own photo. OK Cupid responded that I can't? It's because when you delete your account, they steal your photo to make FAKE profiles. Have you ever seen those one photo that comes across your "Likes" or "Non-Likes." Those are the photos that they steal when you delete your profile to make their own FALSE profiles to entice users to join. They are owned by Match and they've always been a fraudulent company. You email someone on OK Cupid and they don't respond? It's a FAKE profile that OK Cupid created to reel you in to paying for their dating service. I've been on for 6 months and not ONE email or date. 120 "LIKES" but no one emails?
2 and a half years ago I joined your site. I hope at my last chance at love and I found it and I am now engaged to be married and settled in a new home with my partner. Thank you OkCupid for help in finding my prince charming and restoring my faith in love.
This is one of the better dating sites. Have not had a bad experience yet. Chatted with some nice guys but not met anyone in person yet. I would recommend this site to singles looking for other singles to meet.
This dating app wasn't my favorite. I felt like it was the easiest to use, and there were many available people, but the quality of the people on the app were terrible. I think it would be better if it were more exclusive, that way, people can more readily connect with people of quality versus quantity. In other words, this app attracted the lowest of the low. Because it was free, that's a huge plus, but besides that I'm not sure this would be the go to app that I would recommend.
This site has become full of scammers, and the unfortunate part is the people who are running this site don’t see the bullying done by these scammers on the general public. Scammers will make inappropriate comments as they are forcing people to go on their unsolicited sites and pay for the sexual services. The site does not look into harassment done by these scammers and try to penalize innocent people. I think it is better to get away from this site and look for one that takes care of ethical practices and conduct.
This app/biz is sneaky! They trick you with small print when you sign up, make it sound free. They can email you everyday to promote but can't email you when they are about to charge you for another 6 months! Shady business. Then there are the terrible prospects! Most of the men on this site are looking for a hookup. The profiles and photos they are allowed to post are ridiculous! I wish I had canceled long ago, but was just busy and let it slide not thinking they would just charge me again!
OkCupid has the most progressive and in-depth features I've ever seen before. It includes answering questions on just about every subject, choosing which answers your ideal partner would choose, and how important that is to you. That's the most impressive part of the site, but what's least impressive is the messaging system.
It cost way too much for what is offered. Most of the matches they find are all several hours away from my location. Haven't seen a local matches in months. I believe that if they don't find you a match, they continue to make money from those who continue to buy memberships.
OkCupid.com is the worst dating site both myself and everyone I know has used. First, it allows anyone to message you, even if you don't match. Second, the type of men I have encountered as a single woman are the most disgusting individuals I have ever encountered. The messages both myself and one of my friends received made us feel unsafe and disgusted. As a result, I highly recommend OkCupid.com revamps their user experience, especially for single women.
Absolute joke of an app. Got banned for no reason whatsoever. My profile hasn't changed in 1.5 years and I barely talked to anymore lately and if I do, I never sent something offensive. Ridiculous app.
I had to delete my account a week before my subscription expired. Yes it is NOT free. The lowest quality of females. A complete disaster. I felt embarrassed to have my picture up. Read some reviews before you pay for this as all the like notifications that you have before you paid they will vanish after you pay and they will apologize for running low on matches. Read some reputable reviews not Google as they will give 5 stars to anyone who pays them. Run. Save your time and money.
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