As a nonpaying member, you can purchase “coins” to spend on additional features such as boosting your profile in search rankings, or sending virtual gifts.Also, while free members can browse, wink, and respond to emails they receive, they cannot initiate emails.However, upgrading to premium status allows you to chat and send emails to any other members.
The more questions you answer, the more information the site can use to match you with others – and the more others can determine whether you are a match for them.
When someone contacts you, you can see how much of a “Match,” “Friend,” or “Enemy” they are based upon how their answers compare to yours.
The cost to join depends on your location, and you must register and click “subscribe” to see the prices.
But generally, a one-month subscription costs around $31.99; a three-month subscription costs about $17.99 per month for “standard” or $20.99 for “value”; and a six-month subscription runs about $15.99 per month (standard) or $18.99 per month (value).
For example, keywords can include topics such as “wine tasting,” “historical fiction,” or “travel.” You can browse and “wink” at members for free, but you must subscribe to contact members via instant messaging or email.
One benefit of is that users can browse for same-sex relationships; however, regardless of preference, there is no way to know what type of relationship someone is looking for, whether casual or serious, unless they specifically state it in their profile.
You’re Matched According to Answers Ok Cupid matches you with others not only based on your browsing activity on the site, but also based on the way you answer a number of introductory questions.
Examples of the questions include: You can set your answers to be publicly available, or you can choose to set all (or some) to private.
But the key to finding the right site (or sites) for you depends on what type of relationship you’re in search of.
If you’re just dipping your toes back into the dating pool, free sites can be a great place to start.
Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.