Users who receive high ratings may be notified by email that they are in the "top half of Ok Cupid's most attractive users" and "will now see more attractive people in [their] match results".

The email also reads "And, no, we didn't just send this email to everyone on Ok Cupid.

The site used to have a highly active journal/blogging community as well.

Journals are not available to new members and the feature is now "retired." Members have the option of saving favorite user profiles, which display the favorited person's responses to questions and profile updates on the member's front page.

I've come across endless profiles on OKC which were gay men, prostitutes, etc.

The actual women who use the site are rude, angry nutcases who are there only to insult men.

In 2001, they sold Spark Notes to Barnes & Noble, and began work on Ok Cupid.

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 December 2017, Ok Cupid rolled out a change that would require users to provide their real first name, in place of a pseudonym as was previously encouraged.

Although the company later clarified that nicknames or initials would be acceptable, and it has been noted that unlike other dating sites that encourage the use of first names, Ok Cupid "encourages long profiles full of intimate details, including candid answers to questions about sex and politics", making connecting that information with a real name more problematic to users.

A-List (paying) members see no advertising and have more filtering options and preferential placement in an "A-List Matches" section of search results.

A-list members can also browse openly while choosing whether or not their profile is displayed to those they visited.

The website added a bevy of nontraditional profile options for users to express their gender identity and sexuality in late 2014.