Zoosk Review 2021 - Search for a suitable partner worldwide

Zoosk Review

flag #1 choice for compatible singles of all ages
  • Unique SmartPick behavioral matchmaking

  • Easy browsing and communication features

  • 3 million messages sent daily

  • Dating site & app with 40 million singles

Pros & Cons

  • Easy to use
  • Browse anonymously with Go Invisible
  • Pause profile without deleting
  • Report and/or block people
  • Option to allow only users you message to see your profile
  • Often pestered to "buy coins"

Plans & Pricing

The following premium plans are available:

6 months

The 6 months package costs $12.49 per month and comes with all the premium features.

3 months

The 3 months package costs $19.95 per month and includes all the premium features.

1 month

You can also get all premium features for a month; it costs $29.95 per month.

6 months
$12.49/mo.
3 months
$19.95/mo.
1 month
$29.95/mo.

Overview

Zoosk is one of the most popular online dating sites at the moment, boasting an impressive membership of over 35 million users from 85 different countries.

Rating

  • "Price"
    9 /10
  • "Features"
    9 /10
  • "Ease of Use"
    10 /10
  • "Help and Support"
    8.5 /10

Ease of Use

Registration process

Register with your basic information: username, password, email, age, gender, and sexual orientation. Alternatively, you can simply sign up with your Facebook account. You’ll then enter your location and upload a photo. Finally, answer a few questions about yourself, your education, your height, etc. All that’s left to do is receive a confirmation email and you’re in.

Profile set-up

Most of your profile is created during registration, with most of the info you’ve filled out being displayed on your profile. All that’s left to do is create a headline and fill out a description of yourself (minimum 100 characters). You’ll also be prompted to answer a couple fun, but optional, questions to be displayed on your profile like “what’s your ideal first date”. After you’re done with all the typing, upload your profile photo and you’re all set.

Notification settings

Easily customize which notifications you receive by going to ‘settings’ and choosing which notifications you’d like to see.

Messaging

Zoosk’s messaging system is just like any other online message system, allowing you to communicate freely with other members. You can also upgrade to ‘premium messaging’, which allows non-members to contact you and allows you to respond.

Message filters

You can specify the kind of person that is allowed to contact you with message filters like country, age, distance, photos, and more.

Daily matches

Members that match your criteria will show up on your home screen one at a time. Click on their photo to message them right away or use the ‘smile’ and ‘heart’ emoji to interact. Not interested? Click ‘next’ to see another match.

Member search

You can browse the member database using simple filters like age and location to pick and choose profiles that catch your eye. Click ‘advanced search’ to narrow your matches down with ethnicity, religion, and more specific qualities.

Special Features

When it comes to special features, Zoosk makes your journey towards finding a suitable romantic partner a lot easier.

Features

  • Instant Messages
  • Email
  • Mobile App
  • Video Chat
  • Voice Message
  • Match service

Carousel feature

This feature allows you to browse various profiles with a high match potential, according to Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking™. The best thing about Carousel is that it learns your moves and understands your preferences and suggests better matches each time.

Zoosk’s SmartPick™

Those who are looking for a more serious relationship will certainly appreciate Zoosk’s SmartPick™. Dedicated to providing a professional service and to help you find love online, Zoosk pays attention to your actions. Taking everything you do while on the site into consideration, SmartPick™ sends you suggestions of potential matches every day. If you and your match both click the ‘like’ button, you will be formally introduced.

Mobile App

Zoosk also offers a mobile app that brings their online dating services right to your fingertips, making it easier for you to get in touch with people and find love even when you are on the go.

Photo Verification

Zoosk’s patent-pending Photo Verification allows members to verify that their photos really look like them. After you choose to verify your photo, you’ll be prompted by Zoosk’s system to record and submit a “video selfie”, basically a video that captures your face from several different angles. Moderators for the site will then compare the video with your photo, and if you’re approved, you’ll get a badge added to your profile. Don’t worry about that “video selfie”, it’ll stay private so no one else will see it. This exciting feature brings newfound levels of transparency to the online dating experience, which helps increase trust between online daters and first date satisfaction.

Site Safety

Hide & seek

With an upgraded membership, the ‘hide & seek’ function allows you to hide your profile so that only people who you message can see you. ‘Sneak’ your profile so that you can browse without a trace. Finally, ‘seek’ keeps your profile the same as regular members where other people see that you’ve viewed their profile.

Go invisible

With Zoosk coins, you can purchase this feature which allows you to browse member profiles without a trace for 30 minutes.

Report a profile

Harassment, underage, scammers, or suspected catfish? You can report these profiles to Zoosk and they will manually investigate the user’s profile.

Pause your profile

If you need to take a break, you can pause your profile without deleting your message history or information. Resume when you’re ready.

Report & block

See an inappropriate image or suspect a fake profile? Look for the 3 little dots in the bottom right-hand corner of someone’s profile and you can report & block them at the same time.

Dating safety

Check out Zoosk’s blog where they have a section dedicated to dating safety, tips, and advice.

Customer support

Zoosk makes no promises on how long they take to respond to emails, but the helpline should put you in contact with a customer service representative ASAP.

They seem to rely heavily on their FAQ page and less on their human-to-human customer service. You can reach their customer support service via phone during regular business hours. The saving grace, however, is that Zoosk is very straightforward when it comes to usage, which decreases the volume of issues that users might face.

  • Phone Support
    Zoosk has a phone number for customer service.
  • Email
    Customer service staff can be reached via email.
  • FAQ
    The FAQ section is possibly one of the most helpful and clear FAQ sections compared to other online dating sites.
  • Blog
    The blog features plenty of success stories of happily matched couples!

Final Word

All in all, Zoosk is a great online dating website offering professional services and opening the doors to a whole world of singles. Whether you are interested in a casual romance or looking for a long-term relationship, Zoosk is there to help you find singles who are more your style.

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Alexa is a writer, traveler, and self-proclaimed online dating expert from Seattle. From making mistakes, to falling in love, she’s experienced it all. Alexa is here to give you all the tips, insight, and advice you'll ever need in the world of dating and romance.

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Questions & Answers

Guest
Darl Salisbury

If I decide to get a 3 month description, will you automatically take it down after the 3 month period with no other charges to my CC. How easy is it to cancel my prescription? Am I going to have to buy coins for a set amount then having to buy more when I run out to continue to communicate with a person I was talking with?

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Many dating websites state in the Terms and Conditions of their memberships that the membership will automatically renew unless you cancel. With Zoosk, you should go to your Account Settings, select Subscription, and turn off the automatic renewal so that you won't have this occur.

Zoosk coins are used for getting delivery confirmation on chats, so you can see if your message was opened. It is not necessary for communicating with people but some people like the option of knowing when someone has read their messages.
Guest
Penny Rahn

Can a person subscribe for 6 months, but pay monthly?

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To get the reduced rate for a 6-month subscription, it requires a one-time payment.
Guest
Nola Brown

I am a 55 year old female, never married, but had been in a long term relationship that was not in my favor so I had to let it go. I would love to get married one day – to share the rest of my life with a God fearing, fun loving responsible Christian man. English is my only language, never smoked, do not drink alcohol. I’m looking to meet that special man with the same common values.

Guest
Ed

What is Zoosk’s premium messaging?

answer
Zoosk’s premium messaging comes with a premium subscription, and allows for anyone you send a message to reply to you, regardless of whether or not they have their own subscription.
Guest
Frank

How do I subscribe to Zoosk?

answer
First, make a Zoosk account. If you already have an account, log in and select “Subscribe.”
Guest
Rachel

Can I edit my Zoosk profile later?

answer
Yes, you can add to or edit your Zoosk interests and profile at any time.
Guest
Frederick A Crucili

how many women between the age of 60 and 80 are members and how many of them are in the general area of Phikdelphia, PA

answer
You should create a free profile to search for members within your criteria. Then you can pay for a subscription when you're ready to message other members.
Guest
Brad Kinne

I’m an 80 year old gentleman who seems to attract woman in their 40s and 50s. I’m very active and in better shape than a lot of men half my age. If I join your site I wouldn’t consider anyone older than 65. Will I be wasting my time?

answer
Unless you specifically choose a dating site aimed at 50+ (such as Silver Singles), there is a range of ages on the dating sites we've reviewed, including Zoosk, starting at 18+.
Guest
Michelle

I haven’t dated in 30 years!!! I’m a little nervous but excited to get back out there. Should I hire a professional service or give this a shot first?

answer
Congratulations! Why not give Zoosk a try first? There are millions of members looking for love on Zoosk's dating site.
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