slothLikeMammal

Feb 8, 2011

Didn't there used to be an OKtrends article about this.

 

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Or has Oceania always been at war with Eastasia?

psyicide

Feb 8, 2011

There was one.  But then OK Cupid was bought by Match.com.  Mashable has an article on this at:

http://mashable.com/2011/02/02/okcupid-match-no-charge/

ataraxia-

Feb 8, 2011

jrabbite

Feb 8, 2011

And is it just me or the new OkTrends blog post is written in a different style and doesn't sound nearly as insightful as the previous ones? They probably got someone else to write them. Bummer.

sfguyyy

Feb 8, 2011

It's the same guy (Christian Rudder).

I agree it sounds slightly different, but I'm wondering if it was just because he didn't spend quite as much time on the writing side of it this time. Maybe it was rushed-out or something.

Personally I really liked it though - who woulda thunk that if you wanna find a chique for sex on the first date, you gotta find one who likes the taste of beer? heh....

 

 

tglenn993nn

Feb 8, 2011

From psyicide's link:

[...] Apparently, the story was pieced together from public information, and Yagan has learned that some of the assumptions made in it were untrue.

I wonder what the untrue assumptions were.

sfguyyy

Feb 8, 2011

 

I wonder what the untrue assumptions were.

 

Perhaps that OkCupid would never be in bed with Match.com and the other pay dating sites that IAC operates.  :P

 

BoundlessStars

Feb 8, 2011

It would be interesting to see just which assumptions were untrue.  It seemed to me that Chris gave a lot of benefit of the doubt to the paid dating sites that were represented in that article.  I am, however, quite surprised to hear that a free dating site was "sold over" to a paid one.  As long as we still don't have to pay, it's all good... but again, I'm just surprised to learn that.

 

 

 

5FM_

Feb 8, 2011

Great Orwell reference OP!

-Ole-

Nov 9, 2011

Does anyone have a copy of that article? It was wonderful!

CampAnawanna_

Nov 10, 2011

I pay for A list, so I can message people with full inboxes:

 

http://www.okcupid.com/forum?tid=16071332382298509947

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