How Match % is calculated

Your Match Percentage with other people is based on the following:

  • Who are you looking for?  Age, location, gender, orientation - they must meet all your criteria for basic Looking For settings on your profile.
  • What are they looking for?  Similarly, they must be looking for someone just like you, too!
  • Questions compatibility: Do you answer questions similarly? Are you looking for someone who has answered questions the way they do? Are they looking for someone who has answered questions the way you have? Do you agree on what you think is important? etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How can we be a high match percentage if we disagree about something fundamentally important?

A large portion of your match percentage is based on basic mutual compatibility: age, location, gender, and orientation. We currently don’t have a way to set a certain question or detail as an absolute dealbreaker, however on the desktop/ computer version (for now) of OkCupid you can search by question in Discover.

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