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You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.
Profiles are much more in-depth than most dating sites, and if you answer a seemingly endless series of questions, they will spit out a reasonable Match/Enemy percentage ratio on profiles to help you gauge compatibility.
I shouldn't have to look up online tutorials to figure out how to use a dating app. I was also disappointed in the notifications, which I found too pushy.
CMB was constantly "gently" reminding me to message users I'd matched with.
After signing up, Happn showed me 68 users it said I had crossed paths with in the preceding three hours, though I hadn't left my apartment all day.
This might be helpful if you're looking to date your immediate neighbors (or Uber drivers), but I don't see the attraction when competitors like Tinder already show the distance between you and other users.
Knowing very little about a person can also make initial messaging more challenging.Hinge focuses on common connections that you and a potential partner share on Facebook.Which is great if you trust the judgment of your friends and family.Because who doesn't enjoy sending a thoughtful message to someone who might never see it?However, Ok Cupid has pointed out that these changes did help lower the number of offensive messages users received, which might be a worthwhile trade-off.