A reader writes,
I have a question about one of the tips you guys offered on your blog about hacking okcupid’s annoying quickmatch mailout. Thanks for the tip btw! So it just identifies the nine people who might have rated you it seems. Is there a way to find out who the actual one is who selected you without having to guess from nine profiles? Just curious. Thanks for your help!
‘Annoying’ is right! Quickmatch is the most needlessly infuriating feature on okcupid, or indeed on any site, intended for any purpose. As our reader notes, I’ve offered some helpful tips before on how to beat the system.
What’s worse though is that Quickmunge is fundamentally broken.
What’s meant to happen is that the people who like you are carefully shuffled into your Quickmince queue. So if you go to the site and starting clicking the five-star ratings, at least one of the hotties from the magic grid should show up.
But in reality, they don’t. Hence, Quickmess is pish.
However! As ever, I am here for you.
One okcupid feature is reliable. Go into your Settings, Notifications, and make sure Mutual 4 or 5 star ratings is enabled.
In the end there’s no need to be coy about this. Use the hack I described on the email to pick out the sex-faces that you like. Then go ahead and rate them 4 or 5. Simple as that.
If they were the one who picked you, you’ll get an email confirming that everything in your life is now rainbows. Done! You will soon be ‘mutually rating’ each other until you are sore.
If it was one of the mongooses who picked you, nothing will happen (except that the object of your desire will now receive an annoying Quickmuff of their own). No harm, no foul. Go forth and rate!