OkCupid is an online dating website and application where users can connect with other compatible people. The OkCupid algorithm pairs its users by asking multiple-choice questions and matching them with other similar users. It was originally a social networking website but has now become an international dating site. You need a OkCupid account to use it but it’s free to create one. OkCupid is available on desktops via a web browser and mobile devices via its mobile dating app.
Even if OkCupid is available everywhere, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can access it everytime. Some countries, like China, have banned OkCupid so you can’t access it there even if you’re just visiting. Your work or school network may have OkCupid also banned so you still can’t access it when you’re connected to their network.
The best way to bypass these restrictions is to use an OkCupid proxy. OkCupid proxies are simply regular proxies that hide your IP address from any website you visit or any application you use that connects to the internet. The internet will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server. You can even automatically change this IP address on a set interval through rotating proxies.
So, by changing your IP address, you are also changing your location. For example, if you had your chinese IP address changed to an IP address that’s located in the USA, you will be able to access OkCupid from anywhere in the world. Additionally, OkCupid proxies give you an additional shield towards hackers or people with malicious intent from getting any of your personal information.
The best OkCupid proxies to use would be residential proxies as these types of proxies use actual residential IPs from real devices giving you an authentic physical location. OkCupid, and any other social media or online dating sites you visit, would not be able to recognize that you’re using a proxy.
Let’s set up a OkCupid proxy server.
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using for OkCupid is set to automatically copy your computer’s proxy settings. Google Chrome automatically does this, so it’s recommended to use it.
How To Use Proxies With OkCupid
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
To set up a mobile OkCupid proxy server, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. OkCupid will automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and IOS. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a OkCupid proxy server. Note that the first time you visit it, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.