OkCupid is our pick for best value dating site because you can send likes and read and send messages without paying for a subscription. This site also has a stable stream of questions that help define your personality and make for the best possible matches. These questions are specific, interesting and joy to reaction.
The personality questions are different on OkCupid because they are coupled with the answers you will accept, not just the answers you give. For example, a question about whether astrological sign is significant in a match is accompanied by a question about what response you would accept on the topic from a potential mate. If you value astrology very very, you can choose not to be paired with someone who thinks it is nonsense.
You can also indicate how significant the response to each question is to you &ndash, a little, somewhat or very. Responses do not just vanish into the background to inform your own choices for a match, like they do on other online dating websites. OkCupid compares your answers to those of potential matches. This service analyzes your answers in an algorithm that takes into account more than just a handful of matching answers with another person, including margin of error, and it permanently puts question prompts on your homepage to collect more responses upon which to base your matches.
This is the only service in our online dating reviews that has all of the search functions we wished. You can narrow your pool of potential matches by keyword, activity status and specific profile criteria. Specific options with OkCupid include Looks, where you can narrow the search by height, bod type and attraction. There is also a category called Background for ethnicity and language, and a category called Vices where you can narrow your search by how often potential matches drink, smoke or do drugs.
You also get to determine what types of relationships you pursue, which can include everything from Fresh Friends to Long-term. OkCupid also logs all of the people who look at your profile and lets you make a list of your favorites.
The website does not suggest many implements for helping the bashful to communicate &ndash, no flirts or other abbreviated messaging implements. If you want to send something more subtle than a message, we recommend you choose Match.com, our top pick overall for dating sites. If you are interested in a match on OkCupid, you can send a message to them. If you are not ready, you can Like or bookmark them. There also is a smartphone app to help you communicate, but the app attempts to mimic Tinder&rsquo,s swiping style. If you&rsquo,re looking to swipe through potential matches based mostly on looks, we recommend you just use Tinder.
If you have questions along the way you can contact OkCupid via email. There are no telephone numbers or talk windows, however. You have to wait for the response to the email form. Contesting dating sites suggest more options.
A few more options for communication would be nice, but OkCupid is still our choice for best value because of all the features you can get without having to pay for a monthly subscription. The easy-to-use site and related app make it possible to stay in the loop at all times with this dating site.
Contributing Reviewer: Angie Parkinson