OKCupid was acquired by Match in 2011, and that article has since been taken down (for obvious reasons).I joined a couple online dating sites about a month ago, several weeks after my breakup.Our online dating profiles are typically not linked to our other public profiles, like Facebook and Twitter.
I said, "Definitely not." A few minutes later he dropped something on the floor, and while retrieving it tried to put the toes of my crossed legs in his mouth. I met a guy on Ok Cupid, and we hit it off pretty well.
But 21 percent of plugged-in Americans still think that “people who use online dating sites are desperate.” (In 2005, 29 percent of them said so.) Even 13 percent of people who date online consider I’d submit that the framework of popular dating sites like and Ok Cupid only contribute to that notion.
These sites still situate online dating as a meat market for semi-anonymous singles that’s disconnected from the rest of our online (and offline) identities.
They assume that we can just plug our metadata into a computer, run it through an algorithm, scroll through a list of prospects sorted by the mathematical possibility that we'll get along, and find someone.
That’s just not how human relationships work—not on the Internet and not off.