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Questions and Matching

How is match % calculated?

Your Match Percentage with other people is based on the following: 1. Who are you looking for?  Age, location, gender, orientation - they must meet all your criteria for basic Looking For sett...

Why are OkCupid's questions US-centric?

OkCupid is an American company and most of the people who use OkCupid are based in America. Because of that, some of our questions will be specific to this country, especially political questions whic...

Whatever happened to all the tests and quizzes?

The same thing that ultimately happens to all web properties, and indeed, to all things in all times and in all places. Time moves inexorably forward. The only thing constant is change. But serious...

How to re-answer Match Questions

We have a 24 hour hold in place to re-answer new match questions so that you can be sure that everyone is answering honestly the first time. If you accidentally entered the wrong answer, you can ex...

How to change your personality traits

Personality traits are based on answers to match questions as compared to the OkCupid population. If you're not happy with your personality traits, or want to remove them, you'll want to ...