Yes! Accounts on OkCupid are entirely free, forever, but we do have a few paid feature offerings. The paid features are great to have, but not completely necessary for using the site. Messaging on OkCupid is completely free.
What can you do on OkCupid without paying?
With a free account, you can see all of your potential matches, send and receive Likes (well even let you know if you like each other, for free!), and send and receive messages. We do have some paid features that we think are worth it, but OkCupid is completely usable (including messaging) without paying a dime.
How does OkCupid free work?
Heres how it works: when you set up your profile, youre given a series of questions that you can elect to skip or answer, which then contribute to your match percentage with prospective matches (a.k.a. how compatible you are with someone). Youre only required to answer 15, but the average OkCupid user answers 50.