Developed in 1942 by psychology researchers Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs, the system is based on a set of four binary personality distinctions — extraversion (E) vs. Thing is, Myers-Briggs is kinda bullshit, and pretty useless when it comes to choosing a romantic match.“Myers-Briggs is infamous for being the least valid, widely used personality test there is,” says David Funder, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside. It’s fun to discover you’re an explorer and talk about it with other people, in the same way it’s fun to discuss the latest shows on Netflix. Those traits categorize people as one of 16 different personality types, each with its own four-letter code (ISTP and ENTJ, for example) and corresponding title (such as “virtuoso” and “commander,” respectively).The USP: If you're dog-obsessed here is where you can rest assured you're in good company.Pick your future partner based on their dog preferences, small, scruffy or otherwise.Ok Cupid suggests updating profiles ASAP with what you'd want other users to call you, whatever that may be.
Prospective dates may make a negative assumption based upon your Myers-Briggs type, when the truth is that humans are far more complex than the system seems to indicate.As Grant writes, Myers-Briggs is about as scientific as astrology.And yet, plenty of people use astrology to determine compatibility with a partner (if perhaps not all that seriously). Unless they’re competitive, in which case they need to dominate the whole space, and clash with other extroverts.” For the other three Myers-Briggs traits, opposites attract.Cons: The app requires you to give over control over to someone else to decide for you.which might get in the way of sweet conversation.
Verdict: Great for people that need help with organising a great especially with the interactive Date Map which lets you track who is else is wants to meet for a pint or deep and meaningful conversation at 1am.
Following in the footsteps of competitors like Tinder and Bumble, Ok Cupid has announced it will require its users to use their real names—even if it's just a first name.