Plus, there’s a cap to how many matches you can have each day in the free version, so for those who find the endless scroll-ability of Tinder distracts from their work to-do list, it can be nice to have a built-in cap.
While you might not have the initial lengthy questionnaire to cover before you get going on the app, there’s still an algorithm hard at work here. The company’s research lab, which studies users’ behavior, spent time during the pandemic conducting studies to see how users adapted to virtual dates (and to see how well its own tech was helping).
Hinge is deeply involved in the science of dating and revising its app accordingly to �design it to be deleted� (as their advertising tagline famously references) – so much so they have their own Hinge Labs
- Free version: Yes
- One month of OkCupid Basic: $
- Three months of OkCupid Basic: $ ($9.99 per month)
- Six months of OkCupid Basic: $ ($7.49 per month)
- One month of OkCupid Premium: $
- Three months of OkCupid Premium: $ ($ per month)
- Six months of OkCupid Premium: $ ($ per month)
Working professionals don’t have time to waste playing games, and Hinge’s fun interface combined with real-world intentions is a great mix for people who want to find dates or relationships but who don’t need to take a super-serious approach to it
The gist: OkCupid (opens in a new tab) is a great option for busy young professionals who want to dip their toes in the water of dating with thoughtful profiles – but who might be too overwhelmed with a work project to go through the entire questionnaire eHarmony and EliteSingles sit you down for. You can answer as many or as few initial questions as you want that range from what you’re on there for and whether you want kids to fetishes and political views, but the one thing you need to answer is what you’re on the app for: short-term dating, long-term, hookups, or new friends. Continue reading “By the end of the workday most of us are pretty fried”