And what we’ve discovered is that those names actually work best—better than usernames—when it comes connecting with people.
Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid username, as before.So listen closely laidback___stu, because this applies to you — even if you are straight chilling right now on a basement futon.Ahead of the new year, we’re removing Ok Cupid usernames.(Match is the parent company to a number of dating apps, including OKCupid, Tinder, Plentyof Fish, and others.) To make matters worse, OKCupid locked some people out of the app until they complied with the new policy, rather than offering a grace period.Others were angry because they had recently paid nearly to OKC to have the ability to change their username by way a premium upgrade.But for most, they are a pain to come up with and a pain to remember (or, in cases like unicorn__jizz, difficult to forget).
And we hope that you can instead use your profile to give people an insight into your interests.
“When it comes to my name I would prefer someone get to know me and simply ask.
It’s not like I go to a party with my nickname or a name badge or monogrammed clothing on.
It’s starting with a test group and will soon be rolled out to everyone on Ok Cupid, so all users will need to update their profiles with what they want their dates to call them.
We know, this is tough to hear — especially for Staying Pawwsitive, Dootdootledootd0 and Britney__Tears.
John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.