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The free option comes with limited swipes, and you’ll have to pay per month for unlimited swipes.The photos are large, the app is — comparatively speaking — svelte, and setting up your profile is pretty painless. Also, no one can message you unless you have also expressed an interest in them, which means you get no unsolicited messages.You can like people or message them in a similar fashion to Tinder, but messaging is your better bet: Users can see who has liked them only if they have upgraded to “A-list” status.Ok Cupid has as many downsides as Tinder, and fewer positive ones, with the exception of learning a lot more about your potential dating partners.That will set you back a month though, so it’s quite the investment.
If you want to lift those limits, then there are two subscriptions you can take out.The first, Grindr XTRA, allows you to see up to 600 profiles in your area, view only people who are online now, strips out ads, and other upgrades for a month.If you want the best possible experience, then there’s Grindr Unlimited, which has no limit on the number of people you can see, lets you see who’s viewed your profile, and browse in Incognito mode.After creating a username, you’ll start filling out a very long profile, to which you can link to your Instagram account.You can answer questions, giving both your answer and what you’d like your potential match’s answer to be — this creates a percentile score for users that reflects compatibility.
It works on a website, but it’s overkill on an app, and the amount of scrolling required makes it annoying to access. Facebook verification helps block a percentage of bots and catfishers from creating accounts, and without it, Ok Cupid loses a level of reliability.