Body type dating

Their CEO, who started the app after suing Tinder over sexual harassment she experienced as a cofounder there, has always been an outspoken advocate against sexual harassment and abuse.

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Ok Cupid recently released a Membership Pledge, which takes aim at harassing behaviour and messages.

Before members are allowed to interact with the Ok Cupid community, they have to agree not to send any harassing, unwanted, or sexually explicit messages.

But at 34, she found herself newly divorced and facing a dating scene that she felt focused more on her looks than the one she'd remembered.

"I feel like the entire culture has changed so much," she says. Everyone is just judging based on appearance."That said, the idea that apps are to blame for people's obsession with their prospective partners' looks isn't completely fair.

Dating apps don't exist in a vacuum — they're essentially just digital platforms where society's existing views on bodies play out.

The major culprit here, according to Cristina Escobar, the Director of Communications at The Representation Project, is actually the media.

Ok Cupid's algorithm then uses that information to calculate a match percentage between a particular user and a potential partner.

But some of those questions can be decidedly fat-phobic. Ok Cupid has come under fire for some of these fat-phobic questions, and has responded by saying that they're always working to clean up or delete inflammatory inquiries.

Not to mention, apps enter thorny territory simply by doing their job: connecting users with matches they're legitimately interested in.

For instance, the way Ok Cupid calculates compatibility between users is by having them answer Match Questions and then rate those questions by how important they are to them.

So we spend a huge amount of time deliberating how we can make Ok Cupid better at highlighting your passions, your beliefs, and your interests.".

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