The best dating site on Earth
OkCupid is the fastest-growing online dating site. We use math to get you dates.
It’s extremely accurate, as long as (a) you’re honest, and (b) you know what you want. We are completely free.
Most other matching sites are just glorified personals services; their “matching” systems are nonexistent or overly subjective. We don’t claim to evaluate you perfectly, but we do claim to find someone who claims to fulfill your claimed requirements, exactly.
Here’s a better look into our math-based matching system and how answering
Match Questions relates to it.
About the staff
Chris has masterminded three of the world’s most popular websites. As Co-Founder and Creative Director of TheSpark.com, Chris oversaw development of both TheSpark.com and SparkNotes.com. TheSpark earned acclaim as Maxim magazine “Site of the Year,” Yahoo’s “Best of the Web” and countless press mentions including USA Today, Jane, Time, and Newsweek.
SparkNotes.com remains the world’s most popular educational website and has been written up in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and U.S. News.
As Co-Founder of OkCupid, Chris is once again trying to bring people happiness — this time by playing matchmaker. Chris graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Mathematics.
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Sam has spent six years as an entrepreneur, first as Co-founder and CEO of TheSpark.com, Inc., maker of SparkNotes, the world’s leading brand of educational study aids. More recently, he has served as President of MetaMachine, Inc., developer and distributor of the world’s leading P2P file-sharing application, eDonkey.
Sam has also served as Vice-President and General Manager at Delias, Corp., and Vice-President and Publisher at Barnes & Noble, Inc. Sam has a BA in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Max has spent his adult life building scalable popular Web sites, with the likes of Sam, Chris, Christian, and the awesome team at OkCupid. He was a founder at SparkNotes and TheSpark, and also at OkCupid.com, where he's been working on infrastructure build-outs to keep the site running smoothly.
He wrote the OK Web Server (OKWS) that OkCupid uses, as well as the Tame system for management of asynchronous events.
Max graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, and has a PhD from MIT in Computer Science.
Co-founder, General Manager, Editorial Director
Christian writes and researches OkTrends—our blog—and also oversees OkCupid’s day-to-day operations. Has also plays in a band, Bishop Allen. Christian graduated from Harvard with a BA in Mathematics.
Chief Product Officer
Daniel’s days are spent keeping Staff Robot happy.
Chief Technology Officer
Mike graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in computer science and has worked in the software industry for over ten years. Now he spends his days helping make OkCupid the best dating site on the web.
Lead Software Engineer
Eli plays the saxophone, loves jazz music and can speak Mandarin at the level of a 6 year old Chinese child. Yes, that picture’s actually him.
Tom’s robotic arms give him twice the strength of a normal man, but we can’t find him a keyboard that doesn’t shatter after a few days.
Meghan handles social media strategy & initiatives for OkCupid and oversees community-building ventures such as OkCupid Meetups, Success Stories, and Contest events. She also makes sure the programmers never, ever run out of Pepsi. (Seen “Gremlins”? Yeah.) She is meghanberes on the site.
Director of DateHookup
Tom graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in Computer Science. He now takes all of his life advice from Courage Wolf.
Can I do mine in first person?
Head of Operations
Alex has spent his professional life wrangling herds of servers and fighting off hordes of angry users with nothing but a Linux install CD and a cup of coffee.
Alex graduated from Columbia University with a BS in Biology.
Lead Software Engineer
David writes code by spinning around in his office chair until his vision is blurry, then mashing the keyboard with his elbows. He is currently responsible for 95% of the bugs in OkCupid’s code, and suprisingly 45% of the bug fixes as well.
David graduated from MIT with a BS in Computer Science.
Jessica often makes strange noises for fun and warmed up for high school choral concerts by imitating Pokémon. In college, she studied linguistics and East Asian languages instead of some type of engineering, so now she takes out the trash at OkCupid.
Jessica graduated cum laude with a BA from UMass Amherst.
Lead Mobile Developer
Nick is a recovering flash developer for the fashion and video industries. He has a BA from TCNJ in Interactive Multimedia and a MS in Information Technology from RPI. His passions include interactive design, procedural animation, photography and sleep.
When not being completely
insane hilarious, he likes to field test the product as okprogramming.
Matt has been doing a catch and release program with the higgs boson for fun. He has found it 4 times so far.
When he was born, Java was updated with a native SOAP service for his subconscious. He works on OkCupid’s Android app, and has helped more OSS community members get dates than all of themselves combined.
He trolls unsuspecting lady folk as mathieu87. Problem?
Courty used to live in Seattle, WA, where he grew up as a kid. Now you can find him wandering the streets of Manhattan, unintentionally making eye contact with New Yorkers. He’s probably wearing a vest, too, because nobody’s told him that those aren’t cool… yet.
Courty studied Urban Planning, Law, and Human Rights at the University of Washington before falling in love with design.
Chris is a practitioner of the deviant voodoo-black-magick art known as Unix administration
Riley James Goodside
Look, Riley is just trying to do the right thing here.
Sean Patrick Henry
Sean once traveled the world as a tap-dancing penguin. He’s also mildly obsessed with triathlons and Mexican food, but not at the same time.
Till studied computer science in Paris at the "Master Parisien de Recherche en Informatique" and moved to New York to work in finance. After falling in love with the Staff Robot, he joined OkCupid in attempt to woo her. When not standing by the server room wearing a trench-coat and holding a boom-box above his head Till is often found in-line skating through Manhattan or in a speakeasy enjoying a cocktail.
Head of Site Quality
Anson graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a BS in Math and Statistics. That being said, his goal is to one day win the lottery.
Sidney San Martín
Sidney started out programming robots on his high school robotics team. He got his first job fixing computers but ended up programming them too. He loves closures, RFCs, and long walks in the rain.
Like Eli, he has pictures of the inside of his head, but he prefers to save them for third dates.
Rob Van Wyen
This is a picture of Rob.
Bryan is a master Qwop player.
Jeff won a silver medal in the National Collegiate Skydiving Championships while studying computer engineering and physics at Georgia Tech. He was an extra on episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 90210, and Third Rock From the Sun. He also has a PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of California Santa Cruz, and immensely enjoys jumping on trampolines.
Customer Support Manager
Alice spends her days keeping OkCupid’s members happy and explaining Staff Robot’s eccentricities. In past lives, Alice has been a documentary film editor, game store owner, and professional truck driver. Alice graduated from Space Camp and Antioch College.
This is Srini when he successfully tamed the mechanical bull. Though not an expert he loves to play Sudoku and Chess. He intends to learn scuba diving after having tried some of the other adventure sports. He tries to do his best by contributing to NGOs for the education of talented children whom people consider to be underprivileged.
James will do whatever it takes to feed his experimental theater addiction.