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Three of the founders describe themselves as nonbelievers in their onsite profiles.

Krohn, the corporate technical officer, says if Ok Cupid has become a popular space for atheists and a beacon of humanist values, it’s a happy by-product.

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In 2009, the site’s founders analyzed responses from more than 500,000 users and discovered that including the word “atheist” in a first message to another user was more likely to garner a reply than any other religious descriptor except Christian.

“Mentioning your religion helps you, but, paradoxically, it helps you most if you have no religion,” co-founder Christian Rudder wrote on the site’s blog at that time.

In the 1990s, while still Harvard math majors, they created Spark Notes, a series of study guides that was eventually sold to Barnes and Noble.

The four launched Ok Cupid in 2003, and the site has since attracted more than 10 million users.

“We know that’s going to piss a lot of people off, and we’re more or less tongue-in-cheek with this advice, but it’s what the numbers say.” Ok Cupid’s founders — four 30-something guys who met at Harvard — recently took home the “Humanist of the Year” award from their alma mater. “Humanism is a philosophy of life that is focused on building a better world for all human beings” without belief in any gods, said Greg Epstein, Harvard’s humanist chaplain.

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