Q: How did you transition from SparkNotes into the world of online dating sites?
A: The only three things people were paying for online were porno, gambling, and dating. We thought that dating would be a great venue for excitement, and we could definitely come up with a better Web site than Match.com. We made it really fun, and free.
Q: Did you create OkCupid to find some romance for yourself?
A: We were all married, but our employees definitely use it a lot.
Q: How can you afford to do a free dating site?
A: We have 15 employees, while Match.com has about 300. Although we have a fraction of their workers we have an equally good Web site.
Q: How successful is your Web site in relation to other Web sites?
A: We've gotten to be almost as big as Match.com.
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