Should OKC allow users to have more than 5 languages on their profile?



Jan 20, 2013 6:31am

One thing that always annoyed me about OKCupid was the five-language limit. Not that it should mean that people can say 'hello' in 90 different languages but when making choices between the languages, it gets rather annoying to have to pick-and-choose, especially when dealing with languages that are regionally close-yet-distinct. ("English, Spanish, Basque, Catalan...damn I only have one language left.").

endrantmode, tldr: OKC should allow users to have more than 5 languages on their profile.

PS: Also, what's the deal with "Arabic" as a single language and not a distinction between 'learning to read Modern Standard Arabic' and 'trading insults in Maghrebi dialect?'


Jan 20, 2013 7:17am

So list the most general or prominent languages on the sidebar, and elaborate on all the other dialects, shit, and details in your main profile.  Problem solved.


Jan 20, 2013 12:05pm

Yeah in your example list English, Spanish and move on. No one cares about Catalan or Basque if you are trying to figure out what to drop. Now you have three left. It shouldn't be hard to narrow down your list to 5 prominent languages. 

I just looked at what you currently have and the last two you list you say you speak poorly. So obviously put in the ones you speak more fluently.


Jan 20, 2013 9:18pm

If a girl wasn't impressed with the first 5 languages, listing more isn't going to help you. 


Jan 20, 2013 10:43pm

Get the fuck out of here, there aren't more than five languages.


Jan 20, 2013 10:49pm

And even if there were, no individual could actually know more than 5.


Anyhow, if you actually feel you have some proficiency in obscure languages like Basque, that you are extremely unlikely to find anyone else on OkCupid who shares that knowledge, you don't need to have that listed on the side bar, because frankly it's irrelevant to all aother non-Basque-speaking users.

Put it in your Most Private Things I'm Willing To Admit, or any other section of the text area that you want. You can put it in the last section.

You should message me if: you speak Basque, or are in any way interested in learning Basque or even learning about Basque. Or you just like to a wear a basque on your unassuming_head.


Jan 20, 2013 11:29pm



Jan 21, 2013 6:06am

OP says "look at me, I'm so edu-macated, I speak many, many languages. Take your pants off and let's fuck!"


Also, Arabic is not a language, it's just crazy talk.

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