Changes in the last year have made Ok Cupid a bit more like Tinder, focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without matching with them first.You can still send a message -- it just won't show up in the recipient's inbox unless you match.You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.
CMB was constantly "gently" reminding me to message users I'd matched with.At the end of the day, I have friends who've had good matches on CMB, but it isn't my favorite app.Happn matches you with people who are located nearby.The downside is that short profiles make it harder to figure out what people are looking for.
Knowing very little about a person can also make initial messaging more challenging.Of course, some of us are trying to meet new people, far removed from our everyday lives.