So here's the low-down on OkCupid: it's a lot of fun, but only if you don't take it very seriously. I've found online dating to be an interesting social experiment. It's an fun opportunity to interact with people with whom I would probably never cross paths in "real life", and to learn more about how various people perceive and run their lives and relationships. I've found it a decent place to meet friends, especially if you're into eccentric people. It's kind of fun to use OkC like a magic 8 ball... send random people questions about assorted life decisions and see what they advise you. If you are actively trying to find a romantic partner, well, a dating site that you pay money for is probably a better bet. That would weed out the people who are not taking this seriously at all, which is probably most of OkC.
I moved to Vancouver to go to grad school and I find myself still here. I signed up to this site so that I could compare personality questions and tests with friends, help my male friends write non-creepy profiles, play matchmaker for my single friends (and sometimes stalk the profiles of people they have dates with), and procrastinate from doing schoolwork in the process. The procrastination became even more fun after OkC made me a moderator. I actually ended up in a relationship with someone I met on here, but I feel like that was a total fluke. I have also made several interesting friends.
So far the quiz and test results seem pretty accurate. So instead of me listing a bunch of descriptive words about myself here and sounding unnecessarily pretentious/narcissistic, just click on the "personality" tab and pretend I wrote all of those here. In addition, I'm active, chatty, pragmatic, an avid outdoorsman, and not very girly.
I want to change my username to "femme faytale", because that would be way cooler than my current username, but I don't want to pay money or start my account over from scratch.
I just discovered this website, and think that it's a great idea and should be the next big thing in online dating/socializing. You should all get accounts there so that it has a larger Vancouver contingent.