Online dating sites, whatever their more mercenary motives, draw on the premise that there has got to be a better way.
The site boasts a highly active journal/blogging community as well.
Journals are not easily available to new members; the feature is stated as "retired." Members have the option of saving favorite users' profiles, which displays the favorited person's new journal entries as well as comments on others' entries on the member's front page.
Ross had hoped that The process of selecting and securing a partner, whether for conceiving and rearing children, or for enhancing one’s socioeconomic standing, or for attempting motel-room acrobatics, or merely for finding companionship in a cold and lonely universe, is as consequential as it can be inefficient or irresolute.
Lives hang in the balance, and yet we have typically relied for our choices on happenstance—offhand referrals, late nights at the office, or the dream of meeting cute.
Spark Match debuted as a beta experiment of allowing registered users who had taken the Match Test to search for and contact each other based on their Match Test types.
The popularity of Spark Match took off and it was launched as its own site, later being renamed Ok Cupid. The demolition of the Third Avenue Elevated subway line set off a building boom and a white-collar influx, most notably of young educated women who suddenly found themselves free of family, opprobrium, and, thanks to birth control, the problem of sexual consequence. transferred the answers onto a computer punch card and fed the card into an I. In the beginning, was restricted to the Upper East Side, an early sexual-revolution testing ground.The current Ok Cupid Dating Persona Test is still largely identical, in question and text blurb content and order, to the original Match Test.In 2001, they sold Spark Notes to Barnes & Noble, and began work on Ok Cupid.There are those which basically allow you to browse through profiles as you would boxes of cereal on a shelf in the store.