Author Archives: Misty Manson

OKCupid releases “Mutual Fit” for better matches

Back in April, OKCupid announced a new feature of their famous (and secret) matching algorithm: Mutual Fit. They don’t go into the technical details, but basically this new feature ensures you will “only see, and be seen, by other members when both of you match one another’s stated preferences for age, location, gender, orientation, and relationship status.”

This functionality was available prior to this, but at that time you had to do a specific search with the right filters and checkboxes. Now, they’ve cut out the extra step and take care of that for you.

Have you noticed a change in your matches since April? Let us know in the comments.

Dating advice from Emily Post

I came across this amusing bit while thumbing through a copy of Emily Post’s Etiquette (1955 edition) and just had to share it. Regarding the distasteful phrase “going steady.” There is no proper equivalent for the phrase because according to … read more

Date #2: Dane

I found Dane on Tinder. His photos were cute: Brown hair, scruffy hipster beard and mustache, piercing blue eyes. Several of his photos showed him at Burning Man, so I knew we had that in common. There was at least … read more