At the end of the year, all editors choose from iPhoned their favorite app of 2020. OkCupid was Erwin’s favorite iOS app.
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Erwin’s Favorite iOS App: OkCupid
In the past year I mainly used the same apps as the year before. The CoronaMelder is of course a big newcomer, but that is an app that you will hopefully never have to open again after installation. In addition, I installed some new apps that are useful for in the car, because I started driving again this year. Flitsmeister warns me about speed cameras and stationary cars on the road and I park with Yellowbrick. Super handy.
I have redesigned my homescreen. So Facebook has finally disappeared in some folder. Google Home has just come out of a folder, because I have been working on a smart home this year. I also exchanged Google Photos for Apple Photos.
My most used apps have hardly changed. I watch way too much on TikTok and keep opening Twitter. I listen to my podcasts in Pocket Casts and music in Spotify. But there was also an app that I had not used in a while: OkCupid.
When it comes to dating apps, of course everyone knows Tinder. Apps like Bumble, Happn and Badoo are also known, but OkCupid is often forgotten. I think that is unjustified and for a few reasons.
The biggest reason is that OkCupid’s profiles are much more focused on who you are as a person, rather than just a few photos. OkCupid offers a lot of questions that you can answer. Both questions for your profile, in which you can indicate what your favorite music is or what you like to watch, as well as general questions.
These general questions cover all kinds of topics you can have an opinion on. You can hide or disclose your opinion. Everything is included in the score placed on potential matches. If questions have been answered publicly, you can compare them with your own. Ideal, because that way you can dismiss someone immediately instead of finding out much later that that person thinks differently about something that is very important to you.
The app is also very nice if you do not fall within the ‘standard’ categories. There are separate apps for gays and lesbians and you can also indicate what you are looking for within Tinder, but if you fall on multiple genders, it is more difficult.
OkCupid has the handy option when setting up your profile: ‘I don’t want to see or be seen by straight people’. That may sound a bit heavy to some, but for people on the bisexual spectrum it is a godsend. Because you don’t want to constantly run into people who don’t actually want to date someone like you. That makes OkCupid an app for everyone a place where they can be themselves and potentially find a good match.
But in the end I especially have a warm feeling about OkCupid, because at the beginning of this year I had gathered the courage to activate the app and then found love in times of corona. How can I choose a different app?
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