Even though OkCupid probably hasn’t connected you with your soulmate just yet, it’s setting its sights a little lower than eternal love, and will now be content with just connecting you with a roommate.
According to OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagan, the largely free online dating service is not-so-secretly-anymore beta testing a roommate matching service on a still-secret domain. The media was tipped off at OkCupid’s new venture thanks to a job posting that noted the company is building “apps that help you use your data to discover new people for housing, careers and more.” We’re most excited by whatever that “more” entails.
The new roommate matching service won’t blend with OkCupid’s already established dating hub, though ads for the new service might appear on OkCupid.
Yagan plans on the new service to use the same question and answer method as OkCupid does, where users spend hours getting lost in quizzes, then the provided answers are used to find you a better match.
It remains to be seen if an OkCupid venture into roommate matching will put a dent in the always scary but somewhat necessary Craigslist matching service, though users will probably enjoy something that isn’t seen to be as terrifying as the Craigslist norm. That’s about all the information available to the public at the moment, but I’m sure we’d all welcome a less sketchy roommate matching service.
- JDate sued OkCupid
- OkCupid pulled an article about why you should never pay for online dating for sketchy reasons
- Because they were bought by Match.com
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