— Erinn Atwater (@errorinn) December 22, 2017 Others users have already unsubscribed from the website entirely.
“I deleted my account when they made that change,” says former OKC user Kat Stark, 44.
It’s starting with a test group and will soon be rolled out to everyone on Ok Cupid, so all users will need to update their profiles with what they want their dates to call them,” a recent blog post from the site read.
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Even if that mystique is crucial to you and your dating life, unicorn__jizz.” OKC also suggested that those who use their own name are able to connect better with someone than those who have a funky made up username.