TECH CRUNCH - Dec 30 - OKCupid's users are angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid username, as before. Since the update, announced last week, OKCupid's app has been slammed with bad reviews on the App Store. To make matters worse, OKCupid locked some people out of the app until they complied with the new policy, rather than offering a grace period. There is at least one caveat to OKC's new policy – you don't have to use your legal name, the company notes at the bottom of its announcement. It says, you can use the name you'd like your date "to call you" instead. OKCupid provided the following statement: To remove usernames is a part of our mission to add more substance and depth to dating. We get many of messages from folks who say they are offended by some of the usernames people make.