I think OKCupid might be trolling me

I’m using OKCupid as my last and only foray into online dating (which I picked based on my personal rule of using a free site and not giving scammerbags like eHarmony and Match.com a single dime of my money).  Recently I got this email from them:

We just detected that you’re now among the most attractive people on OkCupid.

Meanwhile at OKCupid’s office:

Doctor Evil Laughs with Minions

Anyhoo, the email goes on to say:

We learned this from clicks to your profile and reactions to you in Quickmatch and Quiver. Did you get a new haircut or something?  Well, it’s working!  To celebrate, we’ve adjusted your OkCupid experience:

You’ll see more attractive people in your match results.

Yaaaaay wait, what?

Um… who were they matching me to before, ugly women?  Did they seriously dock me in match results because I hadn’t yet proved how gorgeous I am?  *checks hair in mirror*

So ugly/plain people, or at least people who hadn’t garnered enough attention in clicks and ratings are therefore not worthy of seeing the more attractive beauties of OKCupid, at least until they prove they can win a “popularity contest” based on some arbitrary algorithm that OKCupid uses.

Who says online dating was shallow?  That’s just crazy talk.

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