The site used to have a highly active journal/blogging community as well.
Journals are not available to new members and the feature is now "retired." Members have the option of saving favorite user profiles, which display the favorited person's responses to questions and profile updates on the member's front page.
Rudder updated the "Ok Trends" blog, which consists of "original research and insights from Ok Cupid," for the first time in three years in July 2014. ," the post discusses three experiments run by the website without the knowledge of users.
Rudder prefaces the experiment results by stating: "...
The site supports multiple modes of communication, including instant messages and emails.
You have stories to tell, and passions to share, and things to talk about that are more interesting than the weather.
In December 2017, Ok Cupid rolled out a change that would require users to provide their real first name, in place of a pseudonym as was previously encouraged.
Although the company later clarified that nicknames or initials would be acceptable, and it has been noted that unlike other dating sites that encourage the use of first names, Ok Cupid "encourages long profiles full of intimate details, including candid answers to questions about sex and politics", making connecting that information with a real name more problematic to users.
When answering a question, a user indicates his or her own answer, the answers he or she would accept from partners, and the level of importance he or she places on the question. Ok Cupid describes in detail the algorithm used to calculate match percentages.
Assuming a user is a paid user ("A-List"), the site notifies a user if someone likes that user.
The website added a bevy of nontraditional profile options for users to express their gender identity and sexuality in late 2014.