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OkCupid – How to Search for a User

If you’re seeking a person on OkCupid, discovering his/her profile is only half the battle; you also have to catch his/her eye, impress her enough to get him/her talking. 

The ideal icebreaker message achieves three goals that are it catches her eye, makes her feel good, and then asks her a question. And they are already connecting you with pleasant emotions when you ask a question that’s fun to think about and engages their imagination.

But if you are searching for that one person but you do not know how to find them on OkCupid then you are at the right place, I will tell you how you can do it.

How to Search for a User?

Navigating and searching on OkCupid appears to be becoming increasingly difficult. OkCupid does not have a search tool. There is no way to search for usernames. 

In reality, once you’ve logged in, the only way to have any control over the single members you see is to use the Browse Matches link at the top of every page. 

However, you can do a username search hack on the OkCupid dating site, which is really simple and straightforward.

It’s a little more difficult to search by username on your phone. To begin, open the OkCupid mobile app and log in. Then open your browser, log into OkCupid, and type in this address: www.okcupid.com/find-a-user

The steps are as follows:

  1. Sign in to your OkCupid account.
  2. Click on the thumbnail of your profile which you can find on the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Select “Find a User” from the drop-down option that displays.
  4. A white box with the text “search by username” will appear. Put your username in this box.
  5. If her profile is still active, it will appear as a search result, and you can click over to their page.

How to Do the OkCupid Username Search?

Simply enter the following URL/web address into your web browser’s address bar and click the Enter key: https://www.okcupid.com/profile/[username]

The username should be replaced with the OkCupid username you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a member with the username tess878654, for example, the URL you’d type into your browser’s address bar would be: https://www.okcupid.com/profile/tess878654

You will be presented the following if the profile does not exist. This profile is either private or does not exist, so please accept my apologies.

The bottom line

To use this search trick, you must be logged in to OkCupid. Otherwise, you’ll be redirected to a sign-up page. 

You may check out my other blogs if you have more questions about OkCupid.

I hope this was helpful.

About the Author

Sasha Aun
Sasha Aun
Hi, I am Sasha, a professional relationship expert, and a blogger. At Datinghelpguide, I write tips to create an attractive dating profile and guides on managing dating profiles on multiple apps.