OkCupid Adds an attribute for the Polyamorous

Seeing an elevated fascination with non-monogamous plans, the company enables partners to connect their pages and seek out extra mates.

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Online-dating behemoth OkCupid is including an element tailor-made for polyamorous individuals. The setting that is new which became designed for some beta users in December, enables users who will be detailed as “seeing some body,” “married,” or “in an available relationship” regarding the platform to connect their pages and seek out other folks to become listed on their relationship. It should be rolled off to any or all users on Friday.

A screenshot regarding the feature that is new by The Atlantic shows a stock picture of an example individual detailed as “in an available relationship” with another, whoever profile is connected below their.

A screenshot associated with forthcoming “couples linking” function. (OkCupid)

The move will come in reaction to a quick uptick in the amount of OkCupid users enthusiastic about non-monogamous relationships. In accordance with the company’s data, 24 % of its users are “seriously interested” in team intercourse. Forty-two % would think about dating some body currently associated with an available or relationship that is polyamorous. Both figures represent increases of 8 portion points from 5 years ago. The amount of those who state they’ve been entirely devoted to monogamy, meanwhile, has fallen up to a minority of all of the users, 44 %, down from 56 per cent. Read more ›

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