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FROM THE WEB: talks to Sam Yagan about OkCupid’s Controversial Filter Options


There has been somewhat of a brouhaha about the revelation that OkCupid offers premium users the chance to filter out people by “body type”.

For a mere $4.95, users can filter out those who describe themselves as “Overweight”, “Curvy”, “A little extra”, “Jacked” or the rather strange “Used Up”. has talked to Sam Yagan, CEO of OkCupid, who defends the feature, saying “is it PC to say out loud that people are attracted to superficial things? I guess it’s not, but it is the truth.”

Read Yagan’s full comments here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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