Zoosk Review

Zoosk Review

 

 

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Zoosk.com, launched in 2007, is among the most successful dating sites in the market today. Initially started as an application for Facebook, it gained so much traction that it developed into a full-fledged dating site and mobile app. Zoosk.com is characterized by a clean and easy-to-use interface with pleasing graphics. It should take you no more than 5 minutes to register and get a feel for how the website works. This user-friendly interface makes it a viable option for all singles, both young and old. It is also one of the few large-scale sites out there with a higher percentage of female users. 52 % of its database consists of female singles.


WHAT WE LIKE

  • Quick and simple sign-up process
  • Limited but useful functions available for free users

 

 


WE WE DISLIKE

  • Premium features may not match up to the prices.
  • Profile format is not as informative as other dedicated websites.

 

 


THE SIGN-UP PROCESS

Zoosk.com has one of the most straightforward and most convenient sign-up procedures compared to other dating sites. It does not bore you with excessive questions or intrusive details about your habits during the registration.

When you visit the website, you are greeted by a minimal design sign-up page where you can enter your gender and orientation, date of birth, email and create a password. This takes you to the next stage of the sign-up process. The first detail you have to fill in this page will be the location. All you have to do is enter your zip code or name of the city you are from and upload a profile photo. This takes you to the ‘About you’ section where you have to answer some questions about your appearance, ethnicity, whether you have children, etc.

Alternatively, you can also sign up using your Facebook or Google+ account to skip the initial fields.

These are the only steps required for you to create a primary account. After you complete these steps, you will be directly taken to a demo of the home page where you will learn how to view profiles, send messages, etc. It will then take you to the home page where you can start browsing through the profiles.

You can also go to your profile and add more content and information to it before you start browsing other profiles right away.


MATCHMAKING, SEARCHING, & FILTERING OPTIONS

As soon as you complete the Zoosk registration, you will be taken to the home page of the site where matches will be provided for you to browse through. The matches will appear one at a time with their profile photo, location and some options for you to interact. These matches are displayed in a compact format so you can click on the ‘See full profile’ section to expand their profile. It will reveal other useful information about the user, such as appearance, ethnicity, education, lifestyle, etc. There is a ‘Previous/Next’ button at the top right corner which you can use to navigate through all the profiles that are available.

You can also buy ‘Coins’ which you can use to boost your profile and make it more visible to other user’s search results. The ‘coins’ can also be used to purchase gifts for users you are interested in.

The search function allows you to specify your results by choosing the age, location, and proximity (from you). Also, if you opt for the advanced search panel, you will be greeted by a long list of filters that you can apply to the search. These filters include specific tags such as relationship status, body type, religion, etc.

The SmartPick section shows you new matches based on your behavior on the site. The results can also be enhanced by answering some questions on the SmartPick section of the website.


COMMUNICATION TOOLS

The primary interaction tools that are available in the search results are the ‘Like,’ ‘smile’ and ‘Message’ options. As you browse through the profile of other users, you can leave a ‘Like’ on their profiles or send a ‘smile’. These two communication tools are available to free users, but the messaging function will require to opt for a paid subscription before you can access the service.

You can also use the ‘Carousel’ section to browse through single profile photos of other users and choose a yes, no or a maybe option. The ‘connections’ tab on the sidebar displays all the users who have ‘Liked’ you back.


USER SAFETY

Zook’s user privacy section does mention that they use, collect and share the information of its users. But it is done with safety measures in place and to enhance the features of the site to serve its users better.

A distinctive feature of this website’s verification process is the ‘Insignia’. It allows members of the U.S military (serving or retired) to verify their identity using some personal data and documents.

Similar to other dating sites, Zoosk also contains blog articles that can give you advice and tips on how to make your online dating experience as smooth as possible. Users are always advised to read and make use of the content available in these articles.


PRICING

If you decide to become a premium member, there are a few options available in the form of different payment plans. The shortest plan is for one month which will cost you $11.40. Next is the 3-month plan which charges $22.84 ($7.61 per month). And the 6-month term which allows you to make the most savings at $34.25 ($5.70 per month).

 


CUSTOMER SUPPORT

The website has a well-rounded FAQ section that has answers to almost every question you might encounter as you sign-up and use the service. However, if you have problems that the help section cannot fix, you can contact the Zoosk customer support team by emailing our question through the ‘contact us’ section of the website.

 


FINAL CONCLUSION

Zoosk has proved to be a contender among the massive variety of dating sites that are in the web today. It has not been around for as long as some of the older dating sites, but Zoosk has managed to build a steady user base with millions more being added every year. With easy access features and a website that is convenient to browse, Zoosk will continue to be an excellent choice for singles to find love online.

 

 

 

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