"Furthermore, the data that OKCupid gathered from Match's public filings and press kit were not completely accurate, he said, which he realized once he saw the real data."
"And even though the two sites are now playing for the same team, it'll be business as usual at OKCupid's Midtown office, he said. OKCupid will remain free and OKTrends will keep publishing the popular research it culls from its members. (Data from Match and its affiliated sites will not be included.)"
So, rather than putting up a correction to the previous blog post that due to fresh data showing something different; they decided to take it down. I suppose either because Match either refuses to release the data, the blog post is confirmed to be true or they wanted to appease the new owners.
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