The promise of OkCupid isn’t just to get you dates. It’s to get you better dates.
The app does this by helping you find single people nearby who share your interests – so you actually have something to talk about during that first dinner date.
As you’re setting up OkCupid, create a profile by adding a couple of photos and answering a few simple questions. Are you looking for a short-term or long-term relationship? Maybe just a new friend? Do you smoke? How important are zodiac signs to you?
The whole point is to make your profile an expression of who you are, and what you’re looking for in a relationship.
Through answering the app’s Match Questions, you’ll be able to share the last show you binge-watched, your idea of a perfect day, or the next big goal you’re hoping to accomplish. The more of these you answer, the better chance OkCupid has of matching you with someone compatible.
Use the app’s Discovery tab to sort potential matches by everything from their height to their views on having children.
When you like someone’s profile, you can message them directly with a friendly comment about a photo or a section of their profile. And, of course, they’ll be free to do the same with yours.