To understand why some people are upset with this decision, let’s conduct a quick refresher on how Ok Cupid works: And so that brings us to the revised approach.
An email that Ok Cupid sent out last week was a little more assertive on the subject. Short answer: zero.” The email went on: “you can now connect with even more people because you don’t have to feel shy about showing up as a visitor — and neither do they.” Ok Cupid says this decision allows for “awkward-free profile perusal.” That’s a reasonable stance, sure.
‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
Well, according to men there are a few stock phrases that will instantly make them swipe left.
Reddit users took to a thread on the platform to discuss the bad dating profile buzzwords that make them cringe away from a woman’s profile - no matter how attractive their pictures might be.
The visitor section, which kept track of visitors to your profile and also profiles that recently browsed, is gone.
In a blog post, Ok Cupid claimed that “a positive beta test” is what led to the removal of the visitors section.
This was closely followed by writing, ‘Are there any good men left? One Reddit commenter said that this phrase made him wary that the woman’s personality ‘drives off good men’.
I'm looking for a partner-in-crime who enjoys the outdoors and isn't afraid to step on the dancefloor from time-to-time.
Don't worry if you have 'two left feet' - I spent six years training at the Gangnam-Style School of Dance, and can teach you how to do the hokey pokey for a nominal fee. As open-minded as I am, I have to draw the line at cigarettes. My cat Felix loves to meet new people, but if you're allergic to fur, the two of you probably won't get along.
You want something that sums up your personality, makes you appear attractive to the opposite sex but also sorts the time-wasting wheat from the chaff.
But how do you know if you’re putting yourself out there with a dating profile that’s drastically off the mark?