Profile Prompts and Topics What to share on your profile The more you add to your OkCupid profile that’s specific to you, the more likely you are to connect with interesting, likeminded people. Your responses to profile prompts show potential matches who you are and why they should date you. You can add words or photos to your OkCupid profile, so no matter how you prefer to express yourself, you'll have a way to share more about yourself with others. Here are some tips: Be yourself We believe that being open and honest is the only way to finding a genuine and long term connection that feels safe and secure. The best conversation starters are things that are unique to you and make you stand out from the crowd. Think about things that are a little quirky about yourself that you'd enjoy talking about with others. Maybe you have an interesting hobby, or an unusual pet, or are a super fan of an obscure band. A picture is worth 1,000 wordsYou can add a photo to any essay prompt instead of writing something. Often a photo can say more about you! Also, pictures uploaded to your Profile Essays don't have to be of you, so feel free to share artwork you've made, photos of your pets, that awesome vegetable garden you spent all summer working on, or that trip you took last year. Remember: all photos must follow our photo rules. We'd hate to delete them! Spell Check Over 75% of people say they’re less likely to respond to someone who has spelling mistakes in their profile. No harm in a quick proofread. How to fill out the prompts We've made it easy for you to find something to talk about, as we have 50 profile prompts for you to choose from. Here are a few examples: On a typical Friday night I am... This is the saddest song ever written: For our first date, let's... I'd like to be known for my... If you don’t want to fill out a section, just leave it blank. You'll still see the prompt when you view your profile (in case you want to answer it later) but no one visiting your profile will see it. Editing your profile is easy on the web and on the app: click/tap the pencil icon next to what you want to edit. For example, to edit a profile prompt, click/tap the pencil icon next to that prompt! If you'd like to add a photo to your essay instead of writing, just tap the photo icon on the bottom right. Topics We also have a Topics section where you can choose many more things to write about based on your passions and hobbies: Just like profile prompts, each topic shows you multiple prompts to choose from, but these are based on interests instead. Once you choose topics and write about them/ add a photo to them, they'll show on your profile. You'll also see other people who care about the same topics that you do on the home page of OkCupid (website) and Discovery (app).