THE VERGE - Dec 22 - OKCupid is trading its user pseudonyms for a real-name policy. The change starts with a test group, then rolls out to everyone by the end of 2018. Users will need to update their profile with real names, although OKCupid doesn't say anything about verifying identities, and the signup page currently only asks for a first name. Using real first names is standard on Tinder. But unlike Tinder, OKCupid encourages long profiles full of intimate details, including candid answers to questions about sex and politics. Users might not feel comfortable sharing that information under a real name.