The bottom line: Ok Cupid is the perfect happy medium for people who don't want anything to do with trendy swiping apps, but who also don't want to feel like they're desperately looking for marriage.Ok Cupid genuinely wants dating to be a good experience for you, and their multi-faceted matchmaking and modern vibe help you steer clear of feeling like a loser talking to people online.
If you're not sure about which dating site you should sign up for (AKA spend money on) or which app to download, testing them out for free first is a great idea.But for some dating apps and sites, the free version may actually be all you need.Though Ok Cupid's advertisements may have "DTF" plastered all over them, the site's intentions and matchmaking process are no joke.We also want to mention that Ok Cupid and its user base is pretty liberal.The deeper you go, the more accurate your profile is — and in turn, Ok Cupid will have a way easier time finding matches for you.
The downsides: While building your profile can be fun, it can get tedious — so it's probably no surprise that this isn't the site to use if you're looking for something quick and casual.Also, though Ok Cupid has a super sturdy user base (around 30 million users), variety of results won't be nearly as good if you're not in a populated area.For city dwellers, this is fine, but singles in smaller towns may want to opt for a different (AKA paid) site.It asks a range of questions, from simple stuff to if you smoke and drink to more intimate things like how many dates you typically wait before sleeping with someone.Pro tip: The app says the the more questions you answer, the better your matches will be.(And if you land a hot date out of this, we expect a thank you.) Our top picks: Ok Cupid and Hinge Our top pick for the best free dating app with a desktop version is Ok Cupid: Okay, we're totally biased because of their sweet ad campaigns, but this site has it all.