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Top Ways to Search for Someone on OkCupid

OkCupid is a well-known dating app that uses an algorithm to match you with your ideal partner based on your personality and preferences. 

It used to have a search function that allowed you to type in a person’s name or user name to find that person’s profile. Due to privacy concerns, OkCupid has disabled the search function.

In this article, you will get the steps of how to search for someone on OkCupid. I will tell you the two ways by which you can do the same.  So, without any further delay let’s check it out.

How to search for someone on OkCupid?

Tinder, Hinge,, and Plenty of Fish are all part of the Match Group portfolio, which also includes OkCupid. Sam Yagan, Christian Rudder, Chris Coyne, and Max Krohn founded OkCupid in 2004. You must first “like” another user’s profile before you can send them a message. 

This will enable you to send an introductory message (known as an intro) that will appear on the screen as they browse your profile. If someone “likes” you back, you’ll be able to see their profile in the Conversations section and send them messages freely.

Although OKCupid’s app no longer has a search feature, you can still find people using other methods. The first method allows you to access all of a person’s social media profiles by providing their name, phone number, email address, or home address. The second task requires you to fill in as much information as possible in order to match the person:

  1. Look for them on OkCupid using their old username (From Before the Redesign)
  2. If you’re looking for someone who joined before the redesign in 2018, you can still find them using their old username!
  3. You either remember the person’s username or, if you don’t, you can make a good guess based on the person’s Instagram, Facebook, and other social media accounts.
  4. If that’s the case, simply go to your computer and type in the following URL:
  5.[the individual’s previous username]

The other way to find someone on OkCupid is as follows:

  1. Use what you know about them to find someone.
  2. OkCupid has a variety of filters that can help you find someone you know.
  3. Limit your search to that specific location, as narrowly as possible. Then there’s the matter of age, height, and so on.
  4. Make your last login as broad as possible.

How to search OkCupid Usernames on a Mobile Phone?

To search for someone on OkCupid through mobile phone, follow these:

  1. You need to visit OkCupid and log in.
  2. Type into your phone’s web browser. 
  3. This will bring up a dialogue box with the text “Find a User” on it.

You can use this search hack trick to find anyone on OkCupid by username for the time being. If you’re looking for a girl, finding her profile is only half the battle; you also have to catch her eye. The ideal icebreaker message achieves three goals: It catches her eye, makes her feel good, and then asks her a question. And she’s already associating you with pleasant emotions when you ask her a question that’s fun to think about and engages her imagination.

Frequently asked question

How do you know if someone is a member of OkCupid?

When you visit a user’s profile, you’ll notice a green circle to the right of their username. The user is currently logged in and active to some extent if the circle is filled in green. The user is offline if the circle has only a green outline and the inside is not filled in.

Are there a lot of fake profiles on OkCupid?

No. To populate the app, OkCupid does not create fake accounts.

On OkCupid, how do you find people who like you?

If both you and another member like each other, we will always notify you both, free of charge. If they like you first, you’ll see a pop-up stating that you both like each other as soon as you Like their profile! In the intros section, they also show you who has Liked you and sent you a text.

Is it appropriate for me to use my real name on OkCupid?

You don’t have to use your full first name or even your government name. On OkCupid, type the name, nickname, or initials you’d like your date to call you. So you’ll have to come up with something unique, but it doesn’t have to be your name. The new policies will go into effect the following year.

Is it possible to view OkCupid matches without paying?

OkCupid accounts are completely free for life, but we do have a few paid feature options. Paid features are nice to have, but they aren’t required to use the site. We always provide free access to your mutual Likes. In the New Matches tab of your messaging page, you can see your recent mutual Likes.

Why do people on OkCupid vanish?

Your conversation with them will disappear from your inbox and their profile will no longer appear on the site if they delete or disable their account, block or hide your profile, or are removed from the site.

What makes a good first message for online dating?

I’d suggest beginning with a simple greeting, such as saying hello, asking how they’re doing, and/or introducing yourself. You might also want to say something about their profile that piqued your interest.

On OkCupid, why isn’t anyone messaging me?

If you don’t receive responses, it’s most likely because the person has chosen to block you rather than communicate with you. On OkCupid, you can block someone by clicking “block” on the three dots on the right side of their profile. If that’s the case, it’s critical that you get rid of the clingy side.

Do likes on OkCupid vanish?

Everyone you see in Discover or Questions on OkCupid is someone you haven’t already Liked or introduced yourself to. We won’t show you someone on OkCupid again until they like you back after you send an introductory message.

The bottom line

Although OkCupid has removed all usernames, you can still search for a profile using its old username. Assume the person you’re looking for has the username “jingglebell49” on Instagram and the handle “jinggleBell49” on Twitter. There’s a good chance they used the same username when they signed up for OkCupid. 

So, if you go to, you should see their shiny face right now if that was their username.

I hope you find this 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.