With a free account, you can see all of your potential matches, send and receive Likes (well even let you know if you like each other, for free!), and send and receive messages. We do have some paid features that we think are worth it, but OkCupid is completely usable (including messaging) without paying a dime.
Is the paid version of OkCupid worth it?
Paying for OkCupid Premium is worth it if… You want to instantly match with people who intrigue you, rather than scrolling through the Stack feeds. The most popular OkCupid users get flooded with intros, so having one that stands out gives you a competitive edge.
How does the new OkCupid work?
Heres how it works: when you set up your profile, youre given a series of questions that you can elect to skip or answer, which then contribute to your match percentage with prospective matches (a.k.a. how compatible you are with someone). Youre only required to answer 15, but the average OkCupid user answers 50.