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These options—which included asexual, genderfluid, pansexual, sapiosexual, and transgender categories—were added to make the website more inclusive.Rudder updated the "Ok Trends" blog, which consists of "original research and insights from Ok Cupid," for the first time in three years in July 2014. ," the post discusses three experiments run by the website without the knowledge of users.Rudder prefaces the experiment results by stating: "...
One dimension of this is the impact it has on men's psychology. a perceived surplus of women, the whole mating system tends to shift towards short-term dating," In addition, the cognitive process identified by psychologist Barry Schwartz as the "paradox of choice" (also referred to as "choice overload" or "fear of a better option") was cited in an article published in The Atlantic that suggested that the appearance of an abundance of potential partners causes online daters to be less likely to choose a partner and be less satisfied with their choices of partners.
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.
On March 31, 2014 any user accessing Ok Cupid from Firefox was presented with a message asking users to boycott the internet browser due to Mozilla Corporation's new CEO Brendan Eich's support of Proposition 8.
In May 2016, a team of Danish researchers have made publicly available the "Ok Cupid dataset" project, containing (as of May 2016) 2,620 variables describing 68,371 users on Ok Cupid for research purposes (e.g., for psychologists investigating the social psychology of dating).
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.