Mc Kinlay’s next insight is that the match percentage has a strong influence on whether a member of the opposite sex will consider you for a date (because the website strongly encourages members to believe that the match percentage is important), so he gamed the answers to his questions in order to have the highest possible average match percentage for the women in the cluster of non-uniqueness that he was pursuing.
What is OKCupid going to do about people who game the system? Most members are too lazy to even get a proper photo, despite that fact that the OKCupid blog has had several posts about the type of photos that attract the most attention and responses.
Popular dating sites like Match, e Harmony, Zoosk, and Our Time all offer free trials and/or memberships, so you can test them out until you find the one that’s perfect for you.
I liked this story at Wired about a math/computer guy, Chris Mc Kinlay, whom the headline says “hacked” OKCupid to find dates.
But he didn’t hack it, he merely optimized his profile and his search methodology.
But one 22-year-old single took this trope to ridiculous and glorious levels on his dating profile.
Jake describes picking his date up in his Kia Sorento with lit candles in the car.For those unaware, the unique angle that OKCupid has is that a prospective dater is encouraged to answer a lot of questions, and then OKCupid, through mysterious means (which are a lot less mysterious after reading the article), computes a match percentage to compare you with every other member on the site.