Ok Cupid is one of country’s most popular dating apps and it now includes a feature for polyamorous users. Many people refer to it as being in an open relationship, but basically it is any relationship that is non-monogamous. (KTVU) - Ok Cupid is one of country’s most popular dating apps and it now includes a feature for polyamorous users. Many people refer to it as being in an open relationship, but basically it is any relationship that is non-monogamous.
There are 9.8 million Americans in non-monogamous relationships according to an article published last year in Psychology Today.
Ok Cupid says the new feature allows the user to indicate that they are in fact in an open relationship, in addition to letting the user’s partner verify that information.KTVU spoke with Jimena Almanderes, Ok Cupid’s chief product officer, who explained the modifications to the site.“We can see that people are much more open and even curious about it,” she said about the increase in interest in polyamorous relationship options.Almanderes said when the question, “Would you consider being part of a committed polyamorous relationship?” was posed— that there has been a six-percent increase in the last five years of people who are interested. In 2014, their platform expanded to include 22 genders.Those include; woman, man, agender, androgynous, but also perhaps less familiar identifiers like hijra and two spirit.
Almanderes says the number of users who say they are in committed monogamous relationships are on the decline and that only 44 percent of the dating site’s users are committed to total monogamy.“We have seen a lot of users that are really welcoming the feature,” Almanderes says.
The free dating site Ok Cupid proposes a system of ‘matching’ based on hundreds of questions intended to reveal the commonalities between its members.
Okcupid offers a mobile version of its dating site.
A more polished interface than the browser version.
This mobile declination is not content to be a simple port of the version of browser.
It benefits of i OS smoother and a more polished interface design.