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Getting Started

Making a Great Profile

Believe us — a little profile TLC goes a long way. Here are a few things you’ll want to do when setting up your OkCupid profile. Editing your profile is easy on the web and on the app: cli...

Adding the Perfect Photos

While you probably have millions of great photos to choose from, following these curation tips means more attention for your profile. And that’s a good thing. The More, the Better Our stats ...

How to send a message

On OkCupid, anyone can send and receive messages for free! Messages are sorted by Liking profiles, so you only see messages from people you're interested in.  1. Like them If you Lik...

How to see new messages

New messages now appear along with someone's profile information on DoubleTake and on their full profile page.  If you like their message and profile, click to "Like" them and the m...

Tips for First Messages

First messages that say just "Hey" have an 84% chance of being ignored. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of easy tips so you can send a first message that stands out (in a good...

How DoubleTake Works

A quick and easy way to find interested matches. How DoubleTake Works DoubleTake shows you the profile information of one potential match at a time. DoubleTake offers a look at ea...

Bookmarking matches

On the web, your Bookmarks page is here. To reach this page without the direct link, click on the small thumbnail photo of yourself on the top right of any page on OkCupid. From there, you'll see ...

Liking and Unliking People

Liking people is a great way to let them know that you're interested! When you like someone, it lets us know you’re interested in them, so we make an effort to show you to them around O...

Passing profiles

Passing means that you don't want to Like or message that person right now, and you'd prefer not to see them come up in your matches. People you Pass will not appear in your Search, Discovery ...

How Match Search Works

Match Search is the best way to find, filter, and sort matches if you know exactly what you want (and what you don’t want). You can search by gender, orientation, age, distance, and more. On ...

Phone Support

OkCupid does not offer phone support. You can contact us at any point from our feedback form. We can support you much better via email, where we can send you links and screenshots to help. Somet...