"That's different than other things we are A/B tested about." In June, Facebook users were outraged when a study showed that the world's largest social networking site had manipulated the news feeds of 700,000 users to see how viewing more positive or negative posts affected users' posting habits.
) is an American-based international operating online dating, friendship, and social networking website that features member-created quizzes and multiple-choice questions.
Ok Cupid was birthed from the Match Test on The Spark.com, and in those early days, you could be matched with dates on your question answers alone. But in modern Ok Cupid times, the pool of the first 100 or so questions a user gets tends to be pretty consistent, largely on the themes of religion, politics, and superficiality.
The two of you answer a question saying you both believe book-burning is worse than flag burning and that’s really important to you? These question answers are not only descriptive of a person on a individual level, but they’ve also proven in the past to be a pretty powerful statistical tool, drawing connections on a societal level that we’d never arrive at otherwise.
"They are messing with emotions and with communications," she said.
Ok Cupid was listed in Time magazine's 2007 Top 10 dating websites.
Ok Cupid was initially owned by Humor Rainbow, Inc.
Your new elite status comes with one important privilege: You will now see more attractive people in your match results. The policy discriminates against those deemed less attractive for whatever reason (bad photo, profile misspelling, etc.).
This new status won’t affect your actual match percentages, which are still based purely on your answers and desired match’s answers. And, no, we didn’t just send this email to everyone on Ok Cupid. So basically, the users who get the best ratings from other users are granted admission into a special stable of hot people, while those who haven’t rated as well are doomed to mill around outside, hoping for a date with whoever’s willing to put up with their grotesque physical appearance. Those in the dreaded bottom 50% presumably do not have access to potential matches in the top 50%, even if they match up in other areas beyond the physical (which, let’s remember, is rated based solely on online profile data).