OkCupid.com: Free Online Dating
“The Google ofonline dating”
— The Boston Globe
“The bestfree dating site”
“A favorite hangoutfor internet goers”
— The Village Voice
— Some guy on Yelp
I have been getting visitors recently, but when I check the
list, no one new appears. Just a few minutes ago I received 15-20
visitors within 10 or so minutes. I check my list and no one has
viewed me recently. What is going on?
What's wrong with this comment?
Well, I created a dummy account to test it. I hid my dummy
account and viewed my actual profile multiple times. I got views to
appear despite the list not showing anyone new. The thing is, I
could only get my view count to increase to 2 maximum, despite the
fact that I refreshed at one point and had 10 views out of
I hide a lot of people. Mainly people I'm 100% sure I'm not
interested in. It seems this is due to me hiding people
and them viewing my profile, even though I couldn't replicate the
situation 100%. If that's the case, why does OK Cupid bother
telling me someone visited me if I have them hidden?
It looks like I have some weird profile stalker. I'm almost
curious to delete all my hidden users to find out who it is.
51 / m / Straight San Francisco, California
First of all, profile views will increment despite the fact that
a lot of people may have their profile set to "browse anonymously"
- so you will not see those show up in your list of visitors.
Secondly, the system will not record 800 views by a single
person because they click on your profile 800 times. It throttles
the max number of 'views' within a specific period of time.
Lastly - seems like as of late they have done something that
increases the homescreen view counter to a strangely high number
that never seems to filter down to the "visitors page" counter.
That stopped for a few days when they changed the page layout
recently but it seems it's started that behaviour again over the
last 24-48 hours or so.
I have recently tested whether "browse anonymously" people will
cause the visitors number to increase. From my test, it did not. In
fact, I found "browse anonymously" to be exploitable now in that I
can temporarily turn it on, view someone's profile, and then turn
it off and it no longer says I viewed their profile. Previously, it
would not show them you visited their profile until you disabled
it, at which point it would display the last time you visited their
profile (even if it were anonymously).
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