OkBasha

Aug 30, 2011

how do you block someone from seeing your okc profile or news updates? specifically, if you have exes or bad dates or siblings that you know are on okcupid, but you don't want them to see your profile, and you don't want your updates (profile changes etc) to show up in their news feed, how do block them from seeing it?

 

i know that every time i change my profile my exgf sees it on her newsfeed and it bothers me. i can't even find a section of this website for privacy settings! thanks.

Divis1onbyzer0

Aug 30, 2011

I don't believe that there is any such setting.

SeekAdventure25

Aug 30, 2011

  1. You can block the person or simply hide the person, and you are hidden from them as well unless they search out your username.  (at least from what I understand)
  2. Why care?  Just be an adult and understand that they might see it.  I'm sure you're not posting SUPER secret stuff anyway.  Stop taking it all so seriously.
sfguyyy

Aug 30, 2011

OkBasha: If you hide someone, that person will not show up in places where OkCupid would normally "suggest" other profiles, ie QuickMatch, "You Might Like" in the left sidebar, Quiver, Homescreen top scrolling match list, activity list on the homescreen, etc etc.

What is fairly new about that is that if you hide someone, then you will also not show up in those places to them - which may accomplish most of what you're trying to accomplish.

corn_dog_soup

Aug 30, 2011

Why don't you just delete your profile if you are so worried about someone possibly seeing you on an online dating website??

 

Or put a fucking paper bag over your head so you can conceal your identity?

Professor712

Aug 30, 2011

OkBasha, just search the person's screen-name and on the results you will see a hide button - click that and that person won't be able see your profile again without specifically looking for your profile - kind of hard to do that without knowing the exact screen-name that person has.

DiscoJer

Aug 30, 2011

If the prospect of an ex-girlfriend seeing you change photos on a dating site bugs you, then pretty obviously you aren't over her and thus probably shouldn't be dating.

Well, unless you are and she's stalking you or something.

SeekAdventure25

Aug 30, 2011

Why don't you just delete your profile if you are so worried about someone possibly seeing you on an online dating website??

That

Or put a fucking paper bag over your head so you can conceal your identity?

Are fucking-paper-bags very different than normal paper bags?

conTroll_

Aug 30, 2011

Plastic works too.

corn_dog_soup

Aug 30, 2011

Are fucking-paper-bags very different than normal paper bags?

 

They're pretty much the same; it's just that these ones are actually certified for over-the-head duty.

Melissas_Secret

Sep 6, 2011

lololol

sandyvs

Sep 6, 2011

You can also do a match search with the age and area of the person you want to hide. When you see their profile, just click on the hide button. That also saves you from having to visit their profile.

I do this regularly when I do a match search, so I don't have to keep looking at men that I'm not interested in.

bleedblue1747

May 14, 2013

Maybe you should chill out with the rude fucking comments. People may have good reasons for wanting to hide and or block someone. Aka: a stalker, creeper or ex boyfriend or something. Ever think of that? 

sandyvs

May 14, 2013

You MUST be bored ^ to necro a thread from 2011.

sfguyyy

May 17, 2013

He was apparently highly determined to provide examples of what hypocrisy means.

 

tikigrl16

May 28, 2013

Will someone just answer the question.  I have a guy that repeatedly looks at my profile and has emailed me before

  He doesn't look as much anymore, but it is starting to creep me out.  I mean he emailed I didn't reply...move on! (Been a few months of this now)

 

I don't want him to see me or look me up by user name...which I'm sure he knows by now...anyone know how to do this?

Informavore

May 28, 2013

Hiding him will prevent either of you from showing up in the others searches, and will prevent you from seeing any of his site activity.

It's the best you can reasonably get.  If he keeps viewing your profile because he's regularly browses through profiles, you won't be part of his searches.  If he specifically looks for your profile, all that blocking would do is force him to create a new account.  At least this way, it's not something you'll have to pay any attention to.

sandyvs

May 28, 2013

Tiki, if you still have the message he sent, there is a block button next to it. Then, you will show up as no longer having an acct. If not, just hit the hide button, so you won't see when he looks at your profile.

pro2_tsundere

Aug 27, 2013

i am kind of in same situation as well. the best thing that we can all do is 1. upgrade a-list if possible to not let them know we visited their profile then to click hide them 2. disable the account first for a month 3.change the username, i'm sure it's that possible to do so. 4. get rid of the pictures for awhile then re-upload, it's possible that the person we don't want them to see our profile might work. I think that is what i am planning to do. which ever order that works best i guess.

indie_hunk

Oct 6, 2013

Thanks for all the replies. Got on OKC cuz my Don Juan friend suggested it (believe it or not, I'm only here for mates) just to find some ppl who can't take "NO" for an answer on this site..... Glad the "hide" function seems to work. 

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