It seems that the world's more extreme sexual daters have found safety in the OKC numbers game and gathered in one place to pester each other. When you sign up to the site, as well as drafting the normal essay about how great you are and uploading four out of focus photographs from that period in 2006 when you were hot, you answer a raft of multiple choice questions.
These range from the fairly ordinary (“Could you date a smoker?
The other reason all these people are on OKC is, of course, that the site is free to join. Well, yes, in my experience of online dating, free is very definitely bad.
And it's here where you encounter the second major drawback. Free sites are packed full with spammers and scammers and people looking for casual sex.
Ok Cupid was initially owned by Humor Rainbow, Inc.
So, even if you think there’s only a million to one chance someone will date you, in theory, there’s a man/woman/omnisexual on here for you. Well, strangely, it's actually one of the immediate problems with OKC.
The site as an absolute hive of polyamorous kinksters, furries and other assorted people at the odd end of the dating site pool.
Even if that latter category sounds appealing to you, remember that people blithely (or desperately) looking for a squeeze between the sheets can put more earnest daters off.
OKC may have a high member count, but a lot of women find its barrage of sex requests and outright abuse an instant red flag. One female friend complained to me that she got so many messages per day (most saying “Heyyyy”) she felt that she “was at the centre of a toad knot”.