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OkCupid Admits to Tricking Users into Thinking They're a Match

29 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Still smarting from yet another disastrous date? It looks like this cupid's aim may have been way off-target. OkCupid, the popular and free dating site, has been manipulating users' compatibility in order to study and monitor dating behavior, the site revealed. In a blog post that ran on Monday, company president Christian Rudder admits: "We might be popular, but OkCupid doesn't really know what it's doing … Experiments are how you sort all this out." Those experiments involved twiddling with the site's compatibility data to make users think they're a better match than they really are - and vice versa. Case in point: In one experiment, »

- Katherine Foreman, @katrambles

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OkCupid Admits to Tricking Users into Thinking They're a Match

29 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Still smarting from yet another disastrous date? It looks like this cupid's aim may have been way off-target. OkCupid, the popular and free dating site, has been manipulating users' compatibility in order to study and monitor dating behavior, the site revealed. In a blog post that ran on Monday, company president Christian Rudder admits: "We might be popular, but OkCupid doesn't really know what it's doing … Experiments are how you sort all this out." Those experiments involved twiddling with the site's compatibility data to make users think they're a better match than they really are - and vice versa. Case in point: In one experiment, »

- Katherine Foreman, @katrambles

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OkCupid Admits It Experiments on Users, Founder Says Dating Site "Doesn't Really Know What It's Doing"

29 July 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As if dating wasn't hard enough, amirite?! One of the founders of the dating site OkCupid, Christian Rudder, wrote a company blog post about how it's been secretly experimenting with its members in order to find the best ways to match people. Sound familiar? Well, just last month Facebook revealed that they were playing around with their members' news feeds to see if they could affect peoples' moods. As you can imagine, the reactions to both Facebook and OkCupid's announcement were less than stellar. "I'm the first to admit it: we might be popular, we might create a lot of great relationships, we might blah blah blah," Rudder wrote. "But OkCupid doesn't really know »

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