) is an American-based, internationally operating online dating, friendship, and social networking website that features multiple-choice questions in order to match members.It is supported by advertisements, by paying users who do not see ads, and by selling user data for data mining.Rudder attempted to defend the company, in part by suggesting that it would be unethical not to experiment on users: I think part of what's confusing people about this experiment is the result ...this is the only way to find this stuff out [what actually works for a dating site], if you guys have an alternative to the scientific method I'm all ears.The site supports multiple modes of communication, including instant messages and emails.Ok Cupid was listed in Time magazine's 2007 Top 10 dating websites. Ok Cupid's founders (Chris Coyne, Christian Rudder, Sam Yagan, and Max Krohn) were students at Harvard University when they gained recognition for their creation of The Spark and, later, Spark Notes.Editorial posts from 2010 by an Ok Cupid founder in which and pay-dating were criticized for exploiting users and being "fundamentally broken" were removed from the Ok Cupid blog at the time of the acquisition.
In 2001, they sold Spark Notes to Barnes & Noble, and began work on Ok Cupid.
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These options—which included asexual, genderfluid, pansexual, sapiosexual, and transgender categories—were added to make the website more inclusive.
Rudder updated the "Ok Trends" blog, which consists of "original research and insights from Ok Cupid," for the first time in three years in July 2014. ," the post discusses three experiments run by the website without the knowledge of users.