Valentine's Day Update:

OkCupid have responded to our call to remove a discriminatory question towards people with learning disability from their website, and have committed to taking the following question down:

'Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?' 

At Mencap, we believe that everyone has the right to find love.

This is a great step forward, but we know that we still have a long way to go.

We first asked OkCupid to remove the following question from their website in May 2016, but they refused:

'Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?' 

However, this Valentine's Day, OkCupid have finally committed to taking the question down.

This decision was made after we presented them with a video as well as new research to show that there was a strong public opinion that the question should be removed. 

Update: #NotOkCupid

We talked to a number of people with a learning disability about OkCupid's offensive question.

See their reactions as well as what they think about relationships and dating for people with a learning disability.

Our research

We recently surveyed over 1000 adults from across the UK, showing them the following question that OkCupid were asking their users:

'Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?'

We found that:

  • 75% of people think that the question is unacceptable
  • 62% of people think that mainstream dating websites should be open and welcoming to people with a learning disability
  • 74% of people think OkCupid should remove the question

Other research also shows that just 3% of adults with a learning disability live as part of a couple, compared with 70% of the rest of the population.

#NotOkCupid

Hear from some of the people with a learning disability we talked to about dating and relationships, as well as OkCupid's offensive question. 

Hear what they had to say including their responses to the question and what they wanted to say to OkCupid in return.

#NotOkCupid: Kate

Hear Kate's experiences of dating and relationships, as well as her thoughts on OkCupid's offensive question
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#NotOkCupid: Helen & Darren

Hear Helen & Darren talk about their marriage and OkCupid's offensive question
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#NotOkCupid: Katy & Vince

Hear Katy & Vince talk about dating as well as OkCupid's offensive question
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Spread the word

We'd like you to help us spread the word about our successful #NotOkCupid campaign.

You can help by sharing our video on social media.