The dating app swipe can be addictive and satisfying, but it also rests on snap judgements that aren’t necessarily the things that make a relationship work, such as common interests and a shared worldview.
Yes, it’s a balance. You ideally want to find someone who’s hot and loves the works of Margaret Atwood. But maybe loving Margaret Atwood is what’s going to make someone seem really hot to you.
To that end, OkCupid has launched OkCupid Discovery, which allows you to search profiles by interest. OkCupid is already pretty anti-snap judgement, giving users the chance to beef up their profiles with dozens and dozens of questions, but now you can also search for users who care about the same questions you do.
As the OkCupid blog puts it,
Yes, you’re good-looking, but that’s not it. It’s the fact that you love your mum (over 100k profiles mention “my mum”) and you saved money working as a barista (9k) to travel (1mil) to Machu Picchu (2k) on a trip where you read “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway” (17).
You are, indeed, good-looking. OkCupid Discover is available now on desktop and is in test mode on the OkCupid app.