Jun 7, 2013 9:25am

At some point in the last few days you guys changed the Android version of the app to have this atrocious new Locals setup which shows us a stack of profile cover photos and only includes the following info:


-Age/Gender/Relationship status


If you tap them you can see all of their pictures.

No username.

No actual text from their account.

No way to actually send them a message.


I'm not sure what you're trying to do with this new (retarded) interface, but it's horribly superficial, buggy (it lists "near Costa Mesa" while I'm in NYC), and just downright terrible... you swipe right to "heart" someone and swipe left to toss them. Thing is, there's no way to go back and actually view the profiles you've "hearted", no way to contact any of these people, and in the first place it's purely just some superficial "do you think this person is physically attractive" test.


I realize I'm an old man by most people's OKC standards at the ripe old age of 31, but amazingly enough I find in my old age that the contents of a woman's profile interest me far more than her actual photos, and whether I message someone is usually based on whether they actually have anything interesting to say because, as old men are wont to do, I actually give a damn about her personality, because I've found that that's actually kind of important when it comes to dating. Who knew?


Can some developer/administrator comment on what this garbage is? Thanks.



Jun 7, 2013 9:31am

I'm not sure what you're trying to do with this new (retarded) interface

Look up Tinder and Swipe, and your questions will be answered.


Jun 7, 2013 11:12am

Yes, there is clearly something wrong since they updated it.


Jun 7, 2013 1:53pm

It looks like when you do a regular search you can filter to your device's location (instead of the standard 25 miles), so I'll just be using that instead of this nonsense.


Jun 7, 2013 3:38pm

Completely agree with DocFuzz.  This just changed on me today.  This morning is was normal and this afternoon is was this swipe/stack design.  What is the point of finding people near you if there is no way to contact them?  I must be missing something because the best feature of this site just became completely useless.

I can only guess that if i "heart" them, it notifies them or something, but even that is sort of useless.  What i really want is to see their whole profile and then be able to send them a message and say hello.  But once you "Heart" them, their profile disappears, never to be seen again.

I move around a lot and this feature has always been a great way for me to meet people when I am traveling or in a different city, but given the new design that is not possible anymore.  

The only reason i can come up with is a very unwarranted fear by some female friends that think unsavory men are able to use the app to find profiles of girls that are in the very same bar with them, then use the info from their profile to take advantage of them somehow.  However this seems very implausible to me since all you really know is that the person is within several miles of your location.  

I hope they at least fix it so you are able to contact the person, otherwise i don't really see a point to the "locals" app anymore.


Like Fuzz, it would be awesome if someone from the site could at least give some kind of explanation of what the thought is behind the new design.  Hopefully i'm just using it wrong.



Jun 7, 2013 4:59pm

Locals IS kind of bollocks, no location makes any decision I make irrelevant and search is now absolutely useless, since it's nothing more than a photo mosaic.  So, what you're telling me is that I should go from using the locals, which at least gives me match percentage to the SEARCH function, which gives me no information whatsoever...  Additionally, the locals feature had the temerity to criticize me for being too selective.  

If the trend in crap decisions with the mobile app continues, I'll likely be deleting the app altogether


Jun 7, 2013 11:45pm

So there is absolutely no way to go back and check the people that you have a " heart" to? Feck.


Jun 8, 2013 1:42am

Has anyone figured out how to find the people we "hearted"?!!???!? :(


Jun 8, 2013 2:09am

I opted in and used it a little more, but now can't opt out - does anyone know how?


Jun 8, 2013 7:40am

Kaya, there is no opt-in/out. Keep using it a while longer and you'll see.


Jun 8, 2013 1:01pm

When I first started using this feature it was more of a form of entertainment. I knew most of the women on there. However, I saw a woman on there that I never saw before. Obviously I "hearted" her but cant contact her. Now I'm stuck. There should be away to recall at least the last few swipes. 

If you think about it, women probably get overwhelmed with "hearted" requests. As guys we have to do what we can to stand out and get their attention. This feature doesn't allow that and most women probably wont use this feature or there will be too many guys to go through for them. 

Another lost connection for me.


Jun 8, 2013 3:13pm

Hey OK Cupid, are you listening to this?  What's answer?  C'mon now.  Tell us how to use this new feature.


Jun 8, 2013 5:54pm

yeah i went through this today and kept getting "oh hey you like each other messages", but like i didn't message anyone right that second and now there's apparently no way to find out who those people were?

and for reference since some people seem confused, if you heart a person that has hearted you you get the option of sending them a message. so it's always the second person to get the option to do so.


Jun 8, 2013 10:37pm

ok figured it out, all your 'hey you have a match' things just dump into your sent messages folder.


Jun 10, 2013 7:53am

so the hearting actually sends something to the other person? that would have been nice to know before using the feature. still pretty useless as all i want to do with locals is see who is local and learn more about them.


Jun 10, 2013 10:19am

Q: Why is the new Locals so godawful?

A: Because they want to drive everyone to go join, the paid sister site.


Jun 10, 2013 11:22am

No, hearting someone does not automatically send something to the other person. What happens is, if you heart someone, it is anonymous. But if they in turn heart you back, it lets you both know. So, no messages are sent unless you both heart each other. As far as the other user will know, you're just another face randomly coming up in the queue.


Jun 10, 2013 12:34pm

Thanks for that info.


Jun 10, 2013 1:24pm

"Locals" isn't even local. I "hearted" a girl, and it said she "hearted" me, too. Turns out she's in Brooklyn, while I'm in Chicago, and when I sent her a message asking if she was visiting Chicago or something, she said nope, never been here, and she also had no idea what locals is, and doesn't use the app.


So much for that.


Jun 10, 2013 1:32pm

... but dating is first and foremost determined by physical characteristics.  Unless you are 100% pansexual or perhaps asexual, then you instantly reject people based upon their photos.  It isn't fair, per se, yet it is quite human and we seem to have little choice in this matter.

The OKC app simply streamlines what nearly everyone does regardless - scroll through lists of profiles until they see an appealing photo with a decent match percentage.

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