Heres how it works: when you set up your profile, youre given a series of questions that you can elect to skip or answer, which then contribute to your match percentage with prospective matches (a.k.a. how compatible you are with someone). Youre only required to answer 15, but the average OkCupid user answers 50.
Can anyone message you on OkCupid?
Yes, you do have to Like someone to send them a message. Please note that if someone messages you, and youre not interested in them, there is no expectation on our end that you tell people that youre not interested. You can just pass on the profile and move on. They will not be told that you Passed on their profile.
Is OkCupid worth paying for?
Its also likely not worth paying for OkCupid if you dont log on very often. Instead of paying a monthly fee for a dating site you dont have time to check frequently, spend the money on a dating service instead. Youll go on dates with interesting, attractive people without the hassle of having to find them yourself.