Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gee Thanks.

Got this email from OKcupid yesterday.

We are very pleased to report that you are in the top half of OkCupid's most attractive users. The scales recently tipped in your favor, and we thought you'd like to know.
How can we say this with confidence? We've tracked click-thrus on your photo and analyzed other people's reactions to you in QuickMatch and Quiver.
. . .
Your new elite status comes with one important privilege:
You will now see more attractive people in your match results.
This new status won't affect your actual match percentages, which are still based purely on your answers and desired match's answers. But the people we recommend will be more attractive. Also! You'll be shown to more attractive people in their match results.
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I'll take the compliment, but it really makes me wonder... Do ugly people get emails that go, "We regretfully report that you are in the bottom half of OkCupid's most attractive users. You will now see less attractive people in your match results?"  As if online dating wasn't humiliating enough.

Am I being naive? Does everyone get this email? Is everyone a winner?  And by winner I mean loser?

2 comments:

Annie K. said...

aw - i got NO such email, so us uglies don't get shit.

Daniel Imfeld said...

Looks like you beat the Consumerist to the punch. They published this today: http://consumerist.com/2010/06/okcupid-is-hiding-the-good-looking-people-from-us-ugly-freaks.html