And just like OK Cupid, you basically have no privacy; absolutely anyone can check you out and message you, and vice-versa. I was complaining about OKCupid’s crazy filters but I’d like them back, please. It took all of the wrong parts of social networking and made it into some kind of free-for-all dating app. It takes forever to finish your profile (and when it says you’re done, you’re actually only 40% done and still have a ton of follow-up questions), only to find out that you have to PAY to get any decent action in. I do not have all day to set up my profile because looking for a date isn’t my day job.They also have this terrible Chat Roulette-type gimmick where you shake your phone and the app will match you up with someone who also happens to be shaking their phone, and you two are instantly put together and pretty much forced to chat! And I hate to say it but the people who use this app leave a lot to be desired. Or let’s just be superficial and head to Tinder where if you get poorly-phrased opening lines, it’s at least from people you find attractive. The only amusement I got from this was reading the posts on people’s walls full of jeje speak, and grammatical errors. Technically, you can get matches for free, but here’s the catch: YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. When I finally set it up, I got myself matches that for some reason have no faces. Despite the 40 minutes it took to get through all the questions, I was looking forward to finally using this app because it was being extremely thorough about the important questions.One thing that irks me are the “errors” that happen since they rolled out the pro accounts (they give you the option to re-do your last swipe).This has happened to me so many times now: I swipe right on someone cute, the next person is not cute so I swipe left, just as I release it shows me the previous guy so I accidentally swipe left on the cute one instead.I get the feeling this app is trying to be many things at the same time.You have your profile, you have your matches, which are different from your visitors, who are also different from the people on your Quickmatch (which is OKCupid’s Tinder-ish feature but not really).There’s that extra-special ‘kilig’ factor, plus you won’t be bothered by anyone you don’t want to be bothered by.It’s also a huge deal that you always view profiles in complete anonymity; I wouldn’t want to come off as a perv – even if I sometimes am. You might get a little sick of swiping left after a while but hey, at least you’re sure that the only one who gets to talk to you are people you’ve already pre-approved.
You have to complete the sentence “How about we ______,” and some people don’t follow instructions.
It’s a test of attention span and I’m not really sure I understand who gets filed under what exactly.
I’ve been told that setting up your profile properly and answering questions will help filter your options but oh god, who has time to spend calibrating Ok Cupid???
Smartphones have changed the dating game immensely in the last few years.
Now, choosing your potential mate (or one-night stand) is just a matter of swiping on your phone.
Algorithms are smarter and sharper, and you can meet up with people in your area in literal minutes if you wanted to.