How to change your profile location

It's easy to change your profile location:

On the web

You can change your profile's listed location on the settings page.

On the app

Go to your profile, then tap the edit pen icon under your profile photo. From there, you can select your Current Location, or type in another location.

If the app is showing a different location from where you are currently:

When you use DoubleTake on the app, it pulls your phone's current location so that you are shown to people who are near you at that time. 


Frequently Asked Questions

I set my Looking For to “located anywhere”, why am I still seeing local people?

Setting your profile to look for people “located anywhere” includes people who live near you and also far away. We also make sure to only show you people who are interested in folks who live where you do.

Because the vast majority of members on OkCupid are looking only for people near them, you’ll likely still mostly see people near your location.

However, if you set your Looking For to “located anywhere” you will also see people located anywhere who are looking for people in your location.

How do I only see people in my state/ country?

At the moment, we don’t have a way to filter by state or national borders. Instead, we filter by distance only.

We're considering adding an option to filter by state/country, but it is not a currently available feature.

How can I only see people from far away?

The only way to prevent people near your location from seeing you is to go Incognito. This allows you to only be seen by people whose profiles you’ve liked.

Setting your profile to look for people “located anywhere” includes people who live near you and also far away. We also make sure to only show you people who are interested in folks who live where you do.

Because the vast majority of members on OkCupid are looking only for people near them, you’ll likely still mostly see people near your location.

However, if you set your Looking For to “located anywhere” you will also see people located anywhere who are looking for people in your location.



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