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Our Review

Founded in 2007, Zoosk is an online dating community comprised of 38 million singles across 80 countries worldwide. Members are very active with over 3 million messages sent daily. 

Zoosk is a leading online dating site that offers some of the functionality of a matchmaker, but rather than complete a personality survey upfront, Zoosk’s Behavioural Matchmaking technology gets to know you as you use the site to recommend suitable matches for you.

Member Structure

Members
2,000,000 from USA
Members activity
80,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
45 %
55 %

Zoosk attracts a younger membership base with the majority of members under 44.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

Sign Up
  • Registration is quick and easy
  • Use your Facebook or Google+ account if your wish
  • All you have to do is provide basic information about yourself
  • You can see most of a member's pictures without signing up for a paid membership
  • Sign up with Zoosk using your Facebook or Google account. If you do not wish to use these accounts, you can sign up with another type of email as well. 
  • Fill out your basic information (body type, ethnicity, number of children, smoking status, etc.)
  • Upload a profile picture to the site. 
  • It's exceptionally easy to create a profile on Zoosk. All you need to do is upload a photo and take 2 minutes to fill out basic information about yourself. 
  • It takes as little at 10 to 15 minutes to fill out your entire profile, if you choose to do so. 
  • Although Zoosk does not offer any personality tests like other sites, they do give you an option to include your interests on your profile. Such interests include favorite type of music, movies, etc. on your profile. 
  • Other members only have access to the most basic information about you. Such basic information includes smoking status, education level, religion, ethnicity, body type, etc. 
  • Members can see whether you have received digital gifts like flowers, teddy bears, or jewelry from other users.  
  • Members can see whether your photos, Facebook and phone number have been verified by Zoosk. 
  • You can choose to provide a brief life story so that members can learn more about you. 
  • You can choose to include information about your perfect match and your ideal date. 

Pictures

  • You can upload up to 6 photos to your profile. 
  • Zoosk has moderators that view short videos of members and verify that their photos like them. 

Making Contact

Making contact
  • It is not possible to contact or chat with members unless you have a paid membership
  • The majority of profile photos are visible
  • Zoosk enables you to send out standardised flirty messages called Mega Flirts to many people at once
  • You can send digital gifts to members using Zoosk coins
  • There is a chatroom

Contact options

Free search

You can search through members using a free search option. Doing a free search will enable you to browse through members at random. Member activity levels are displayed on each profile photo. You can send winks to other members for free. Paid members can send messages and digital gifts to other members through a free search. The free search option is pretty effective, allowing you to narrow down potential matches substantially. You can choose to do an advanced search, which allows you to narrow people down by relationship status, age, height, body type, smoking status, religion, etc. Search options can be saved. 

Automatic contact proposals

Zoosk has a "connections" feature which gives you the option to accept or reject potential matches who have shown an interest in you. It's possible to have 30+ connections at time. 

Zoosk recommends exceptional matches using its SmartPick™ algorithm based on your interests and behavior on the site. 

Facilitation of contact

  • The majority of profile photos are visible. 
  • Zoosk offers Carousel, a game used to facilitate contact among members. Carousel learns your likes and dislikes and makes recommendations for matches based on your behavior. 
  • Zoosk enables you to send out standardized flirty messages called Mega Flirts to many people at once. 
  • You are notified when non-invisible members view your profile and message you. 

Conditions of contact

  • It is not possible to contact or chat with members unless you have a paid membership. 
  • You can send digital gifts to members using Zoosk coins. 
  • You can wink at anyone without a paid membership. 
  • Communication with other members consists mostly of flirtation and small talk. This is typical with many dating sites.  

Experience contacting other members 

Contacting other members on Zoosk is simple and easy. If you're a free member, you can only send winks to other members to get their attention. If you're a paying member, all you have to is go to a given member's profile and start chatting!  You can also choose to get notified via e-mail or SMS whenever you get a chat, decreasing the likelihood of a missed connection. If you'd rather use Zoosk on your mobile device, you're in luck- Zoosk is available on both Android and iOS!  However, video chats are not available on Zoosk. If you do not wish to talk to someone who has started a conversation with you, you can either remove their ability to chat with you or you can block them. When viewing a member's profile, you can choose to add them as a "connection." Adding someone as a connection will let him or her know you’re interested and want to talk. Anytime you wink or send a message to someone and they respond back, they automatically become a connection.  The best ways to get someone's attention on Zoosk and chat with them is through the direct texting chat function or by adding them as a connection. 

Profile Quality

Profile
  • Most profiles are verified
  • It's easy to get the gist of a member's personality
  • Zoosk does not take responsibility for routinely screening members
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Overall, the quality of the profiles on Zoosk is good. It's easy to get the gist of a member's personality and looks and most profiles are verified. Most member profiles are straightforward and somewhat complete, making it easy to learn about and cruise through potential matches quickly. When looking at a profile, Zoosk will let you know if the member has recently been online or is currently online. It's possible to get real dates, especially if you chat with people and get to know them first. 

Safety and Privacy 

Although some members have complained about "fake profiles," we have not found any. Most profiles are verified by Zoosk moderators using the member's Facebook or Twitter account or their phone number. If you see a fake profile, you can report it to Zoosk. To report abuse and block a member on a computer, first visit the profile of the person you’d like to report or block. Next, click on the grey arrow located next to the member’s display name. Then, select Report/Block. Although you do have the option to report or block members, Zoosk does not take responsibility for routinely screening members, inquiring into the background of members, attempting to verify information provided by members, or conducting criminal screenings of members. 

App

Zoosk App Review
  • Available for both Apple iOS and Android
  • App has most of the functionality of the web version of the site
  • Quick and easy to use for sign up, search and account management
  • Cannot view Dating Insights on the app, only web

Real Life Review

Georgia, Sales Rep, 27 - I found Zoosk through my Facebook newsfeed one day. I clicked through and signed up within minutes using my Facebook profile to make it quicker and easier. I liked using the Carousel feature to flick through members photos to see if there was anyone I liked the look of. I received a number of messages within an hour of joining and realised that I'd need a paid membership to read and respond to those messages. The membership fees didn't seem too expensive so I joined and started chatting with a few guys to see who I would like. I've met a couple of them in person now, but I'm still enjoying meeting and chatting to new people online for now. It's a fun app and I like the quirky little deatures like being able to send and receive 'digital gifts'.

Userability

Zoosk is a very intuitive site that is easy to get up an running on fast. On your first visit or use of each of the functionality it will guide you through how to use that area with a few simple tips. The site is clean and crisp and simple in it's design.

Zoosk Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Preview Zoosk
  • See other members
Fee based Services
  • Send messages
  • Connect with SmartPick™ introductions
  • View profile visitors
Duration / Credits / Coins Costs per month Total
Monthly Membership
1 Month29.95 USD / Month29.95 USD
3 Months19.95 USD / Month59.85 USD
6 Months15.00 USD / Month89.98 USD

Is Zoosk expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Zoosk is average.

Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Online Bank Transfer

Although quoted as monthly fees, all paid memberships to Zoosk are charged as a once off payment up front.

Zoosk operates using Zoosk coins. You can use coins to unlock Carousel matches, boost your profile, get delivery confirmations on messages, send special pop-up deliveries, etc. You can earn Zoosk coins for free by watching video advertisements or taking surveys.

Both free members and paid subscribers can purchase Zoosk coins to unlock and access premium features that help them promote themselves and stand out beyond what a subscription provides.

Special Features

Carousel 

Carousel is a fun way for singles to express interest in and connect with each other. If you and another member both show an interest in each other, you can use Zoosk coins to unlock each other’s profiles and start flirting.

SmartPick™ Introductions via Behavior Matchmaking™

When you do things such as send a message, accept a connection, or express interest in someone, Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking™ engine learns more about your preferences and is able to use that information to help introduce you to people who they think you’ll be interested in. The more you use Zoosk, the more information Zoosk has to help recommend better matches and SmartPick™ introductions. Make sure to respond before time runs out, or else your SmartPick™ introduction will disappear. 

Dating Insights 

Zoosk collects data on your activity to give you insights regarding who you like, who likes you, and your dating style. Use these dating insights to learn about what type of people you're likely to attract, what you tend to have in common with the people you're attracted to, and much more!

Connections

Adding someone as a connection lets him or her know you’re interested in them and want to talk. Anytime you wink or send a message to someone and they respond back, they automatically become a connection. Labeling someone as a connection is the equivalent of "favoriting" them. 

Mega Flirt

Sending out a Mega Flirt enables you to flirt with many people at once. As you can see below, Zoosk provides you with some pre-written messages so you don't even have to think about what to say. 

Boost 

Zoosk's Boost feature is a great way to get noticed. Use Boost to increase your visibility and make more connections. 

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.5 / 5
Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
App: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
Zoosk is an excellent choice for modern singles who are looking to step up their dating game. Although many people are looking to only flirt and date casually, there are plenty of success stories from around the world of people who met on the site and later got married. The user experience is simple and intuitive and most interactions with other members are pleasant and sincere.  Whether you're an expert dater or a novice, you're sure to find someone you'll click with. Use Zoosk's enormous network to find eligible singles from all corners of the world!

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Infos

Company:Zoosk Inc.
Adress:989 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103 USA
E-Mail:support@zoosk.com