Okcupid dating persona
I watched the seven minute video and while I found it entertaining, I saw two big flaws in the way Ok Cupid purports to match you based on compatibility: 1) Ok Cupid has three pillars of their algorithm – what you think, what you want your partner to think, and how important it is to you. Simply put: what you’re attracted to and who you’re compatible with are two very different people. Irrelevant = 0 A little important = 1 Somewhat important = 10 Very important = 50 Mandatory = 250 A little important is BARELY scored higher than irrelevant.This all makes sense in theory, but it falls apart in practice for this reason: . Most people – myself included – are wildly attracted to the opposite sex versions of themselves. Mandatory is TWENTY FIVE times more important than “somewhat important”.
So picking and choosing what you answer is better than just sequentially answering questions that pop up.You’re at the Cheesecake Factory with a full-blown gremlin. And if you listed your body type as “average” when you knew “a little extra” was a lot more truthful, then you don’t have much room to judge.Your shapeshifting date might not even realize how many extra pounds or grey hairs they’ve gained since that college photo, so calling them out on it isn’t necessary -- it’s actually pretty cruel and futile.Seeing someone you know on Ok Cupid is a bit like running into someone you know at a strip club. If you’re not friends, there’s no reason to acknowledge each other. The trick is to act like some kind of award-winning nature photographer -- observe the beast without it knowing. Make sure you check off “browse invisibly” in your settings, then head to their profile and enjoy the lols.Make sure you screenshot everything too -- they may stumble upon your profile and block you to save face.
It’s all very arbitrary and inconsistent, if you ask me.