The site and award-winning app feature an inviting, playful interface that is clean, simplistic, and easy to navigate. Launched in , Zoosk has received various awards, knocking out the competition of other mainstream dating sites such as eHarmony and Match.
It also has over 8 million verified photos and supports over 3 million messages sent daily. The dating company is heavily and transparently data-driven and continually releases dating data, which is in part a great marketing tactic, but also provides useful insights to daters, as it has an entire section of its blog, called The Date Mix, dedicated to data and statistics.
Perhaps part of Zoosk's charm is it's simplistic, straightforward approach to matching members. Zoosk also fosters a low-key, low-pressure environment. The site is gender equal, as in women do as much of the work as men on it in order to find matches, and you can be as active or as passive as you like. Although Zoosk profiles are simplistic, which in most cases of online dating is a good thing, it is worth your time to go in and fill out the various profile categories because the behind-the-scenes matching algorithm is heavily based on connecting people who share similar interests -- be those interests in sporting events, movies, superstars, or what have you.
You also have various methods for verifying your profile, including through a photo, phone number, or social network. When it comes time to communicating, the process is once again simplistic and straightforward, and you have the options of sending sending messages, winks, or gifts.
According to SimilarWeb, Zoosk has attracted an average of 39,,00 visitors per month over the past six months on both mobile browser and desktop. The site is ranked No. In the Google Play store, the App maintains a 4 out of 5 star rating based on an impressive , votes and is ranked 1 in the dating category in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and Belgium.
As a mainstream dating site that continues to get it right year after year, Zoosk is hard to overlook when exploring your dating options. The site is non-intrusive, allowing you to use it as you wish, and has a more playful and communal feel to it than its competitors, which makes dating through the platform less complicated and stressful, and more fun as it should be.
If you choose the social connects, you can begin the registration process immediately. Zoosk has an intuitive step-by-step instructional guide you will be taken through the first time you enter the site, explaining how to view profiles and send messages to others.
Completing the remaining profile fields requires only a few minutes of your time and is well worth it as the more you fill out your profile, the better the site is able to match you. There are a few different options for logging in to Zoosk. For Facebook, simply click on the "login with Facebook" option; the site will then redirect you to Facebook, where you can log in using your account details.
Once you've completed that procedure, you'll be returned to Zoosk, all logged in. While this may seem like an unnecessary step, it does mean one fewer password and user name to keep track of for you.
Zoosk mainly revolves around browsing profiles in various ways, but one of the main highlights of the dating site is that it shows you only one profile at a time. Full profiles are presented in the search section, including the ability to browse all member photos in a pop-up.
To show interest in any profile you may add the member, send a wink, send a gift which costs points , or begin chatting by sending a message if that member is online. All members you mutually match with will be listed in the match section from which you can view their entire profile.
Other sections include an area to browse members who are online now, view your connections, view who has viewed your profile, view insights into your site activity, or going through your smart picks section. If the subscriber has this messaging feature, you can view his or her message and respond for free.
Response options include basic text, along with emojis, and gifts, the latter of which requires the use of coins.
Messages may be unique and handcrafted, or they can come in as a simple show of interest, indicated by a heart, from which you can show your response to the senders interest by selecting options of yes or no. Conversations can be deleted at any time to keep your inbox organized, and also reported to keep your interactions on the site safe.
Throughout the site there are various prompts to promote your profile and increase your chances of finding a match. One option is to send a mega flirt, which allows you to select a question from a preset list and mass send it to members.
Alternatively you can boost your profile, which highlights your profile to other members. Beyond boosting your profile, coins can also be used to send virtual gifts to other members, which are available at various price points, and to browse invisibly, which will set you back 20 coins for 20 minutes. Although the site functions above average for any online dating site in the free version, when you subscribe to an upgraded version you get the added abilities of seeing profiles of people who have viewed you, sending and receiving unlimited messages, and full access to smart picks.