OkCupid is much riskier than Coffee Meets Bagel and this is why I don’t use it. OkCupid is a leading online dating site which boasts a large user base of over 30 million. The users of the site post free profiles and then a computer program matches people together. The program uses data collected from the user’s profile, their answers, the preferences of previous matches and the similarity between them to determine if they are compatible. Many people post on the site without having anything substantial in their profiles. This makes the site more about chance than something you could search for.
Coffee Meets Bagel, on the other hand, is a very popular dating app for people who choose quality over quantity. The founder, Andrew Allen, intended it to be more than a hook-up website and developed it to be a safer environment. The site makes a preference list of key requirements for users such as being over 18 years of age and being able to put down a profile of at least 200 characters. They also have a strict no spam policy and, unlike OkCupid, the system logs your IP address and scans it for any illegal activity.
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Much like the previous dating advice, this really only applies to serious dating. However, it’s been several months since I have been in a serious dating situation myself, so I’ll talk about the benefits of one in detail.
By far, the most important benefit of OkCupid is the ease of communicating and being able to send messages to people.
It’s a very quick way to present yourself, your interests, and what you are looking for to people you meet online. There is minimal reading required, and often no reading at all. The other person just has to press the button to like you, and you’re in.
It’s safe to say that it’s where my online dating story began. I came to the website in search of someone to potentially meet for dating, and the rest is history.
It’s also where my worst match ever met their end, and I just don’t even want to talk about it. I also don’t want to talk about the time I was in a massively long-term relationship. Those are the life stories I’d rather focus on.