“Without the distraction of visitors, you can now focus on the people who like what they see on your profile and really want to get to know you,” the company reasoned.“And when you’re focused on those people, your chances of higher quality connections improves.” But almost immediately, Ok Cupid ran into negative feedback from both free and paying customers.To understand why some people are upset with this decision, let’s conduct a quick refresher on how Ok Cupid works: And so that brings us to the revised approach.
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The visitor section, which kept track of visitors to your profile and also profiles that recently browsed, is gone.
In a blog post, Ok Cupid claimed that “a positive beta test” is what led to the removal of the visitors section.
And the company is taking blatant steps to help people formulate something that takes a little more brain power than “hey.” You can now comment on profile photos and even specific sections of someone’s profile.
These are similar to regular messages but with the context attached.
My friend Erin, a 30-something designer in Brooklyn, thinks it’s a better way to go overall.
“I frequently would not even look at someone's profile after they sent me a message unless I thought I was really gonna like them because they'd see that I did,” she told me. She followed that up by saying “The only weird thing is that one guy who checked my profile like dozens of times a day, and now I can't keep tabs on how much he's creeping on me.
However the 29-year-old made it clear he didn’t want their blossoming relationship to come to an end altogether.
He explained: “It's more chilled now I’m going back in the house, she understands.
“If I want to be with someone I’ve got to spend pretty much every day [with them] and I’m away for five or six weeks for the TV show and I can’t see her and it’s really hard.” Scotty’s new relationship comes just weeks after he split with his girlfriend Francesca Toole.