"My favorite thing about OkCupid is that all the people I have spoken to are engaged and quick to reply! I've tried about five or six dating apps, and nobody seems to be real (or at least, doesn't respond to their matches!), so it's great to find a mobile app where I think there is a real chance of finding someone special." - Elise Daniels
"As an LGBTQ woman, I haven't had any luck on lesbian-specific dating sites - I think because most seem to be full of fake accounts, or members are just looking for hookups and not something serious. OkCupid has been great fun; I've met some lovely women, so fingers crossed it might be my last dating site membership!" - Sophie Vicary
"This is my first dating site subscription, and I'm so pleased I joined! It took a little while to get the hang of it, but now I know how to see my matches, I'm going to keep going. It's nice to be able to keep adding to match questions and unlock extra personality traits; I think my profile sums me up perfectly." - Janet Barker
During our review of OkCupid, we found that the user base is extensive, with around 10 million members from the US alone. With a mixture of gays and singles, LGBTQ daters, and mainstream users, it is easy to find what you're looking for.
When you register, you fill in your details and answer some questions about your characteristics - and then you get matching connection recommendations straight away!
It does take a few minutes to sign-up since you need to answer the personality questions. However, this is well worth the time since the more detail you give, the more accurate your matches will be.
Gays looking for LGBTQ singles will be able to state their preferences right off the bat, so you know you won't be sent any inappropriate matches!
You can also link to your social media account and import photos and profile information to save a little time.
The matchmaking suggestions work as well as the information you provide - so the more information you answer, the better your recommendations will be.
As well as the initial personality questions, you can keep answering more simple match questions, making your profile more detailed and your matches more specific.
Profiles are of a good standard, and you can check out other users without needing to upgrade or pay for a subscription. There is a lot of detail, so it is easy to see who is compatible and which LGBT singles might be right for you.
The app offers all the website features, which are neatly organized in tabs, so it is straightforward to use. This provides the ideal option for daters who want to take their matches with them and has an advanced, user-friendly interface.
Usability & Design
Our OkCupid app review found the site and app well designed and with a pleasing user experience where it is easy to find any part of the site you wish to access.
The layout is clear and uncluttered, so although there are many features and games, it feels relaxed and easy to navigate.
Prices and Costs
OkCupid offers Boost Credits starting at $1.99 for one credit, plus two subscription options:
There are lots of features and popular games to choose from. Stacks helps you to organize your matches, Boost highlights your profile to reach more LGBT singles, and Double Take gives you a quick preview of all your recommended users.
Security & Support
Both the site and app are safe, and you can block and report users with one click, which we tested out during our review of OkCupid. There are very few fake profiles, mainly because of the verification processes & personality mapping questions at registration that deter spam users.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Set up a New Account on OkCupid?
To register, simply download the mobile app or visit the website, link with your Facebook account, and answer the personality questions - you're good to go!
What Upgrade Options are Available on OkCupid?
A Boost is a way to buy credits for access to specific games or features. Alternatively, you can choose A-List Basic or A-List Premium - most users opt for Basic at first, and then if they want access to more of the advanced features, decide to go Premium.
If I Cancel on OkCupid, Will I Get a Refund?
Unfortunately, if you're midway through a subscription term, you can't choose to cancel early and claim a refund. However, you can cancel at any time so your subscription won't recur.
How Does the OkCupid Matching System Work?
The site uses an advanced algorithm that considered your preferences and personality and recommended matches that fit your date criteria.
What is the Okcupid Double Take Feature?
Double Take is a feature for free users to help you make the most of your limited likes - it shows you the next match suggestions, so you have better visibility of today's matches and can choose to spend your likes wisely!