How to remove your OkCupid account
Use the information below to remove your account (or deactivate it, if you’re not certain yet).
About data retention, a message from an anonymous visitor of our site may tell something more: I believe they keep the pictures on purpose, since – they keep your password (if you try to log in to a removed account, the error message will be different if you indicate the proper password or if you indicate an erroneous one). Most likely, they just keep all account info somewhere to perform some (..) datamining on it… It’s no wonder they call themselves “the Google of online dating”.
Direct removal link: http://www.okcupid.com/settings?show_delete_page=1
You can either delete or disable (so you can reactivate it in the future) your account on OkCupid. Deleting and disabling follows the same process:
- Visit the delete/disable page on OkCupid
- Enter your password to confirm
- Click on either the “Delete Account” or “Disable Account” button.
Oops! I deleted it! How can I get my account back?
If you delete your account, the deletion can not be undone. However, disabling the account is essentially the same as deleting your account (that is, your account will appear to be deleted), with the exception that it will be reactivated and all data recovered if you try to log back in.
Helpful Trick: Removing online data
Helpful Trick: Remove third-party logins
If you signed up for OkCupid using a third-party login such as Facebook or Twitter, you probably want to revoke all access from OkCupid. Click here to find out how.