So, to break down this change a little more fully:
Liking a profile removes it from your search pool forever, and moves it to a page where you have no search functionality at all — just a list of profiles.
Passing a profile removes it from your search pool *until you exhaust your other search results*, at which point they will cycle back in.
This means you will eventually come to a point where you only see people you’ve passed on in your search results.
Further, you can only send a message to someone you’ve clicked like on.
The OKCupid **website** is now just bad Tinder. There is literally no reason to choose this site over the shitty dating apps. Have fun destroying your stock price and running yourselves out of business.