It is estimated that there are about 30 million total users, with roughly 1 million unique users logging in every day.It goes without saying that Ok Cupid has one of the better reputations of more popular free dating websites for having a wide variety of quality users.He came away with the realization that women have it much, much harder on these sites: I figured I would get some weird messages here and there, but what I got was an onslaught of people who were, within minutes of saying hello, saying things that made me as a dude who spends most of his time on 4chan uneasy.I personally have had some experience with Ok Cupid before this experiment, which weren’t completely positive.As I was serious about finding someone, I uploaded a lot of pictures of myself, had a very thorough profile, and received a lot of attention. Eventually, it got to be too much and I closed my profile.I haven’t used dating sites to try to find men to date ever since.
I joined February 4th, around 7 AM, and received a total of one vote, two winks, and six messages.While my experiences here were relatively tame, that doesn’t mean it’s the case for every woman.In fact, it’s not uncommon at all for women to be threatened for refusing to send nudes or insulted when they say they’re not interested in the man messaging them.I spoke to a few friends about their experiences with online dating websites.One friend brought up a message where a man had told her that because she was a ‘woman of size’, she ‘must suck good ****’. Others in the past have conducted similar experiments, setting up fake accounts on free dating websites and recording the messages they received.However, Ok Cupid has many not-so-great users as well, and it’s not uncommon for women to have the misfortune of encountering them, and in the past, I have as well.In total, I received 11 messages with 218 visitors. A few were a little more forward, and two were straight-up aggressive.There are also instances of men, believing women ‘have it easy’ on dating websites, setting up fake profiles and being shocked by the messages they receive.One of the most notable of these is a reddit user who set up a fake profile and didn’t last two hours.The messages were all nice, although one user messaged me three times.Plentyof Fish is perhaps the most popular online dating sites out there, with an estimated 6 million pageviews a month and 76 million users (a little less than the entire population of Turkey).