Ok Cupid was created by a group of Harvard University math students in 2004.
It was initially a website experiment that put users through a personality quiz and connected those that gave similar answers.
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You and your potential dates are asked to answer several questions, and based on 1) how you answer these questions, 2) what answers you are seeking from a potential date and, 3) how important these answer are to you, Ok Cupid calculates a matching score between you and your potential date from 0 - 100%.
The theory behind this is that if you have similar attitudes to say, ethics, intellectual conversations, movies, children, health, etc., you are also likely to be a better match for each other.
You create an account the usual way by setting the basics such as what gender you are and adding personal information.
(CNN) -- In the winter of 2006, Julian Assange was apparently looking for a date.
He had just launched Wiki Leaks, a little online operation with big ambitions.
And if someone faked this in 2006, that person has done an amazing job predicting the future." The profile hasn't been updated since that month. Four years later, Assange is everywhere: in magazines, on TV, defending Wiki Leaks' right to publish hundreds of thousands of secret U. documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the start of what he says are 250,000 classified U. But if the dating profile unearthed Saturday by this obscure blog is real, it may be the first time Assange couldn't attempt to spin what's written about him.
He was in jail in Great Britain in relation to a sex-crime investigation in Sweden. The OKCupid profile is posted under the username Harry Harrison, the pen name of an American author of science-fiction books whose protagonist, "Slippery Jim," is a globetrotting con man. According to a trusted source (one of our sharpy-sharp readers), Ok Cupid, the popular (and free) online dating site, has a semi-secret policy that favors those who have been deemed the most attractive. The scales recently tipped in your favor, and we thought you’d like to know. We’ve tracked click-thrus on your photo and analyzed other people’s reactions to you in Quick Match and Quiver.