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OKCupid’s Game of Thrones Profile Badge Increases Likes By 20 Per Cent

It's almost time for the last season of Game of Thrones, and brands are jumping all over the bandwagon while they still have the chance. Read More >>

9 Out of 10 UK Women Would Rather Date a Brexit Remainer

Here's a tip for those of you updating your dating profiles: if you voted Remain in the EU referendum, give it a mention. Data from OKCupid shows that a full 89% of British women say they're more likely to date a remainer than a Brexiteer. Read More >>

OkCupid’s New Real Name Policy Is Dumb

OkCupid announced this week that it would scrap all of the usernames on its site and require prospective daters to use their real names instead. Naturally, a bunch of OkCupid users are now worried about being exposed to harassment from people they turn down on the dating site. Read More >>

The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective

When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice” advises, “Do your best to avoid being negative. Get to the point quickly and don’t waste their time. They may get impatient if you’re moving too slowly.” I’m a catch. Read More >>

OKCupid Boycotts Firefox Because of Mozilla CEO’s Anti-Gay Beliefs

Mozilla Firefox users trying to use popular dating service OKCupid are currently being shown the above message, encouraging them not to use Firefox. The reason? Firefox's new CEO Brendan Eich opposes gay marriage. That's how you play hardball. Read More >>

How a Mathematician Hacked a Dating Site to Find His Girl

Mathematicians aren't renowned for their social skills. But in a quest to find love, Chris McKinlay from UCLA realised he could use his analytical skills to his advantage—by hacking dating site OkCupid. Read More >>

Who Does Facebook Search Screw the Most?

Graph Search, which we're going to call Facebook search from here on out because nobody wants to read or write "Graph Search," is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over onto its rivals—which companies lose the most? Read More >>

This Genius Used OkCupid To Get a “Date” With the Scumbag That Stole His Phone

What do you do when your iPhone is stolen? Cry? Get a new one? Scream at the sky? How about tracking down the thief by luring him to a sexy date over OkCupid and then threatening him with a hammer so he gives it back? That last one worked out pretty well for Nadav Nirenberg. Read More >>

Gents, Your Online Chat-Ups Make Me Ashamed

Girls, if you're still a believer that you might just find your perfect match on a dating site, look away now. Inspired by a friend's (doomed) attempt at online matchmaking, Mandatory's Rob Fee created the world's worst-written/funniest fake profile, and let the messages roll in. Read on for attempts at flirting barely worthy of a porn-script writer. Read More >>

These OKCupid Posters Are Hilariously Accurate

Avner Geller has created a series of hilarious posters that are inspired by the type of things you always see in someone's OKCupid profile. Geller based the posters around typical responses to 'you should message me if...', 'on a typical Friday night I'm...' and 'six things I could never do without'. Read More >>

OKCupid Wants to Match You With a Roommate You Bone Once and Never Speak to Again

One time I went on an OKCupid date with a guy who ordered hot wings, licked his fingers, and wiped a fountain of sweat off his forehead with a paper napkin. Needless to say, I never went out with him again. It was a very dark time. And if you're at an equally low point with your living situation, the people over at the most desperate dating site on the internet want to match you with your next roommate. Read More >>

Turning to Reddit for OkCupid Advice Is Horrifying and Depressing

Not everyone is lucky in love, or in life. Sometimes that's just the way it is—highs and lows, ebbs and flows. But if you're striking out on OkCupid, here's an idea that will not help you at all: Crowdsourcing your romantic woes on Reddit. Read More >>