Thereafter, the more questions you answer, the more likelihood the OKC algorithm will find you a match.
What this means is, with not much thought, you can fairly easily sculpt your profile to find, for example, a gay eugenics pipe smoker.
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?
”) to the exceptionally weird (“What are your opinions on Eugenics? The questions are picked at random from a list of tens of thousands.
You have to answer 50 to begin with, so the site can build a picture of what you are.
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.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.As few people actually bother deleting their profile, part of the torment of using OKC is wondering whether the person you've messaged is ignoring you or simply met a lovely bloke six months ago.Mind you, it’s not all bad – there are plenty of lovely women on there, and the site has a huge success rate in matching partners.The profusion of kinky folk can get fairly terrifying at times, especially if, like me, your sexual appetites are fairly tame.One woman sent me an email with a five point list of things she wanted to do to me.