One Reddit commenter put it this way: Further — everywhere men floated the “don’t smile in pictures” advice, many women decried how much they hated these nonsmiling pictures.
But, the men countered, women don’t necessarily know what they want.
Of course, , we chose to celebrate the app’s release by removing all the pictures from Ok Cupid on launch day.
“Love Is Blind Day” on Ok Cupid — January 15, 2013.
This tip originated on the Ok Cupid’s Ok Trends blog in January 2010.
The post was called The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures.
The site supports multiple modes of communication, including instant messages and emails.
Ok Cupid was listed in Time magazine's 2007 Top 10 dating websites.
Ok Cupid's founders (Chris Coyne, Christian Rudder, Sam Yagan, and Max Krohn) were students at Harvard University when they gained recognition for their creation of The Spark and, later, Spark Notes.
After all, Ok Cupid’s findings were based on behavior, not just talk, right? Like everyone else, we believed in Ok Cupid’s conclusions. But every time we looked into this, we found the same thing: daters who used Photofeeler for photo testing were getting right-swipes like never before.
But the more data we collected about men’s dating photo attractiveness, the more it became undeniable: Ok Cupid’s advice wasn’t raising men’s photo scores. In fact, users reported 3-5x (200-400%) more matches!
Among other things, The featured a number of humorous self-quizzes and personality tests, including the four-variable Myers-Briggs style Match Test.
Spark Match debuted as a beta experiment of allowing registered users who had taken the Match Test to search for and contact each other based on their Match Test types.