ARSTECHNICA - July 28 - OKCupid users no longer see the "visitors" tab, an "A-list" feature that OKCupid introduced in 2009.
Those who opt not to pay for A-List had a different path towards this kind of discovery: the free "visitors" tab, which listed every user who looked at their profile.
In short, a user could look through and see who looked at them.
These users must have joined in 2016, been from the U.
S., and indicated whether they were a “liberal” or a “conservative.” On average, these users answered about 140 questions and their written essays had about 1,000 characters.
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.
Among other things, The featured a number of humorous self-quizzes and personality tests, including the four-variable Myers-Briggs style Match Test.
Ok Cupid was listed in Time magazine's 2007 Top 10 dating websites.
Ok Cupid was initially owned by Humor Rainbow, Inc.
But, at the same time, widespread skepticism rose too.
One Reddit commenter put it this way: Further — everywhere men floated the “don’t smile in pictures” advice, many women decried how much they hated these nonsmiling pictures.
The current Ok Cupid Dating Persona Test is still largely identical, in question and text blurb content and order, to the original Match Test.