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Any adult may join the site and all users may communicate with others via private messages or an instant messaging "chat" function.
Ok Cupid was the first major dating site to offer unlimited messaging free of charge, although this was limited in late 2017 when Ok Cupid's official blog announced the site is "getting rid of open-messaging" and making sent messages invisible to the recipient until they in turn interact with the sender.
He further argues that even if a corporation like Ok Cupid is not based in a state like Maryland, some of its users are and if these users happened to be subject to an experiment without their authorization then this is a violation of state law.
Ok Cupid CEO Christian Rudder attempted to defend the company, in part by suggesting that it would be unethical not to experiment on users:"I think part of what’s confusing people about this experiment is the result. Then if we hadn’t had run that experiment we basically are doing something terrible to all the users.
Additionally, Grimmelmann notes that certain states have specific laws that govern the informed consent process.
In Maryland, for example, House Bill 917 requires that all research, whether publicly funded or not, must comply with the Common Rule.
Rudder prefaces the experiment results by stating: "...
if you use the Internet, you're the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site.
Ok Cupid's founders (Chris Coyne, Christian Rudder, Sam Yagan, and Max Krohn) were students at Harvard University when they gained recognition for their creation of The Spark and, later, Spark Notes.
The popularity of Spark Match took off and it was launched as its own site, later renamed Ok Cupid.
In 2001, they sold Spark Notes to Barnes & Noble, and began work on Ok Cupid.
Assuming a user is a paid user ("A-List"), the site notifies a user if someone likes that user.
That’s why Ok Cupid shows off who you really are, beyond just a photo.