With every question that you answer on the site, there are folks that essentially get removed from your search results, and you from theirs.
Unless you search for a very small subset of the site (more to come on this later), you're only going to see people with certain markers in common.
This is why your focus is incredibly important when using online dating sites, but Ok Cupid especially. If you've got an Ok Cupid profile right now, or even if you're just setting one up, go and do a basic search.
Click on Browse Matches on the top left of the screen after logging in, then switch your filters to whatever pleases you, making sure you sort by Match %.
If this is the case with you as well, all is well - we'll fix that soon.
You can still use these brackets (again, we'll talk about this more later), however most folks just write whatever comes to them when they sign up, and then leave it at that. The words that you use - all of them - are now searchable in some form.
This means that The Perfect Person For You might have a fantastic picture posted to catch your eye, and match with you 97%, however because of the way the site is setup you'll be hard pressed to randomly run across them, or them you.
Several iterations ago, you could highlight certain words in your profile using double brackets around important concepts, like this: I love music.I should also note mathematician Christopher Mc Kinlay's small book, Optimal Cupid: Mastering the Hidden Logic of Ok Cupid, as a major factor in this process.I'll share where I've borrowed heavily from his research and findings, and where it took me on a different, yet related, path. You'll want a few hours over the span of about a week to complete everything on this how-to, although you can pick and choose whichever tactics suit your needs best.]]