"We know that women in particular are really frustrated at how dating apps are set up to be incredibly focused on appearance.So we spend a huge amount of time deliberating how we can make Ok Cupid better at highlighting your passions, your beliefs, and your interests.".
"There's a very limited representation of bodies when it comes to media in general, especially when it comes to women" she says.For instance, the way Ok Cupid calculates compatibility between users is by having them answer Match Questions and then rate those questions by how important they are to them.Ok Cupid's algorithm then uses that information to calculate a match percentage between a particular user and a potential partner.Unfortunately, small tweaks to interfaces can only do so much if all users don't play by apps' often easy-to-break rules.
Not to mention, apps enter thorny territory simply by doing their job: connecting users with matches they're legitimately interested in.
Tinder itself recently launched reactions in conjunction with updated messaging standards, reporting options, and new community guidelines.