Zoosk was Launched back in 2007 and rose fast in the online dating world to surpass and compete favorably with numerous established websites. What stands out about Zoosk is excellent easy to use intuitive, responsive and clean interface. Thus, it is easy to get lost in its world for hours on end. Zoosk currently has a user base of around 40 million from 80 different countries.
Huge network of members about 40 million
Have to pay for full access to the site.
Can end up paying and comiting to monthly subscriptions
Lots of old profiles on the site
If you are into online dating, chances are that you have heard about or used Zoosk.com. It is definitely not a new kid in the block having been helping scores of people for the past decade to find love. Zoosk was Launched back in 2007 and rose ranks fast in the online dating world to surpass and compete favorably with numerous established websites such as Match.com and eHarmony. Moreover, it has won several awards that its competitors are certainly eying. To add the icing to the cake, Zoosk currently has a huge user base of around 40 million from 80 different countries.
What We Like About Zoosk.com
Simplistic and straightforward.
What stands out about Zoosk is excellent easy to use intuitive, responsive and clean interface, and modern design. Thus, it is easy to get lost in its world for hours on end. Unlike other dating apps where you have to go through a psychology like exam, Zoosk uses a simpler user-friendly matchmaking system. This system is called SmartPick that leverages on behavioral data gathered from users on the website to match you up with other users.
A High number of users
Just as earlier mentioned Zoosk dating has a huge network of members (about 40million), with the majority coming from the United States. It features people of all ages and walks of life with the majority falling between the ages of 25 to 34 years. Such kinds of people are likely to have cleared college and are looking for serious relationships which brings about quality interactions. It does seem that the male members outnumber the females by a large amount though, so getting meaningful communications with serious girls on the site is difficult and takes a lot of patience.
Zoosk has three membership options which are based on package duration. The premium membership gives you instance full access to the dating website and app including seeing who viewed your profile, getting matches and sending messages. You also have the option to give the platform a trial run by using coins that give you limited access.
Zoosk goes a step further to help its users get started fast by offering a step-by-step wizard-like guide to setting up their profile and sending messages. Once you are done, you are good to go right off the bat to find yourself a match. The mobile app retains all the features and usability found in its website apart from the Dating Insights feature because it contains extensive details that cannot fit in small screens.
Safety and Privacy
Zoosk does what they can to ensure that there are no fake accounts in their platform. This not only weeds out safety and privacy issues but also promotes quality interactions. Users also have the option to report abuse by other members or even block them.
From our experience with Zoosk and other dating sites, fake accounts is not something that can be avoided 100%, especially on free dating sites and dating sites with subscriptions. Dating sites with a “pay for use” model are better alternatives in that regard.
What We Don’t Like About Zoosk
This online dating site/app has its own fair share of downsides starting with the fact that it is a paid platform that does not offer a trial period. Though there is a free option, it will not get you anywhere close to finding a match since the options are limited. All you can do is to send flirts and to browse profiles. The paid packages are not that affordable either; a one-month membership subscription will cost you $29.95, which will auto-renew if you don’t cancel your subscription ahead of time.
The three-month subscription goes for $19.98 a month and the annual subscriptions go for $12.49 a month. When compared to other online dating websites charges, Zoost is averagely affordable. Another thing we don’t like about Zoost is that though they allow you to cancel your membership anytime, you will not get a refund. They just allow you to use the premium features until your subscription expires.
It also has limited members search functions thus you are forced to browse profiles one by one which is not only limiting, but also time-consuming. Moreover, if you are a paying member and then you send a message to a non-paying member, he/she will not be able to see your message. This beats the logic of being in the platform in the first place.
Zoosk is a decent dating website/app that can help find a match if you are patient, given its extensive quality membership and its safety and privacy features. However, you must be willing to subscribe to the premium package to have a reasonable chance to find a match.
Our advice is to try sites like Lust18.club or Flirtila.com instead, where you can test all functions on the site for free before deciding to continue, which more often than not means that you already have contact with a match before you choose to pay.