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Getting Started

How to Make 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: ...

How to upload and adjust photos

Uploading a photo: To upload a photo to your Photos of You album, go to your profile, and click on the photo at the top of the page. Then choose which album you want to add a photo to by clicking o...

How to choose great 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 use DoubleTake

DoubleTake shows you the profile information of one potential match at a time. DoubleTake offers a look at each person’s individuality right from the start, so you can connect wit...

How to use Match Search

Tired of swiping? Match Search/ Browse Matches 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, orien...

How to Like and Pass on profiles

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...

How to see who likes you (for free!)

If you and another member like each other, we always let you both know, for free. If they like you first: as soon as you Like their profile, you'll see a pop-up telling you that you both Like ...

How to send a message / introduction

We think it's best when conversations are between people who are interested in each other. However, on OkCupid (unlike other sites) you have the opportunity to send an introduction to someone befo...

How to see new messages/ introductions

We think it's best when conversations are between people who are interested in each other. However, on OkCupid (unlike other sites) you have the opportunity to see introductions from people before...

How to write a great Introduction

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 to use Bookmarks

If you really want to take your time with someone's account before you Like them or send them an introductory message, you can bookmark them.  On the web, your Bookmarks page is here. To r...