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Safety, Privacy, and Moderation

How OkCupid prevents harassment

OkCupid does not tolerate harassment, hate speech, or bullying. In addition to looking through reports from our members, we take three unique proactive steps to prevent harassment on our pla...

Community Guidelines

OkCupid Community Guidelines Relationships are the center of the human experience — these connections, in all of their wonderful combinations and varieties, are, quite literally, the foundati...

Privacy Controls

We understand how important it is to have full control over who sees you on dating sites. That's why we have a full range of account settings and privacy controls available. Controlling who can...

How to report a profile, photo, or message

We do not want anyone to feel unsafe or harassed on the site, so please report any suspicious profiles or harassing messages to our moderation team. You can report profiles, messages, and photos to ou...

Why was my photo deleted?

The most common reasons for a photo being deleted are: 1. The photo is not of you but is in your "profile photos" album ​As long as the photo doesn't break any other rules, feel...

Someone has taken over my account

Your OkCupid account may have been taken over if you see the following: Your profile photos or essays have disappeared or been replaced Your password is no longer working The email address o...

Photo rules

Photos are a great way to share a lot of information about yourself without needing to type anything. Our photo rules are in place to make sure that others can get a good sense of who you are before s...

Safety tips

We want you to have a great experience while using OkCupid. Most importantly, though, we want you to be safe in the process. Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind while dating--both online and o...

Consent and dating

Listen carefully. Take the time to hear what a potential romantic partner is saying. If you feel they are not being direct or giving you a "mixed message," ask for clarification. Body...

Banned accounts

We do not tell people why they were banned. This is to protect the anonymity of the members who may have reported the account, as well as to allow our moderation team to focus on current reports and i...