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Many online dating sites make you answer lengthy questionnaires before you can actually browse through profiles for the perfect match. Zoosk’s free Carousel feature allows you to browse matches you might have a connection with without answering long questionnaires. Rather than relying solely on your profile information, their behavioral matchmaking technology learns through your on-site actions. As you navigate the site, Zoosk figures out which singles you are most likely to have a great relationship with. Using a bright blue and white color scheme on their homepage, Zoosk displays screenshots of their services. Whether you are looking for friends, hookups, casual dates or a serious relationship, Zoosk can help you find it.

How It Works

To see whether your true love is among the 73 million users on Zoosk, you will need to create a profile. Zoosk will ask you to provide details like your height, body type, ethnicity, highest level of education, children and religion.

You will then have the chance to give a description of your ideal match. Write the personality traits that you are looking for in a partner such as a great sense of humor, hardworking, emotionally stable and sociable. You can also write down the type of relationship that you are seeking. You can write details about your perfect date such as the location, time of day and activities. You can also add your interests to your profile so users can compare the things that the two of you have in common.

After your profile is finished, you can move on to searching for your Mr. or Mrs. Right. To do a quick search, just select the age range, location and distance that you want to search. If you prefer, you can select other filters like body type, education level, ethnicity, religion, smoking habits and relationship status.

When you see someone that you find attractive, you can send a wink and add them to your Zoosk Favorites list. You can also send a virtual gift such as a teddy bear, box of hearts, bouquet of flowers or a single red rose. With a premium membership, you can send a personal message and invite them to chat with Zoosk messenger.

Another way to find a possible love connection is with the free Carousel feature. This is a fun game that will show you many users that match your initial search criteria. Your fate rests in your hands because you will need to click “no”, “maybe” or “yes” to each individual that appears. Zoosk will notify you whenever someone has shown interest in you or if there is a mutual match.

If your profile isn’t getting the attention you want, you can purchase the Boost perk. This feature will highlight your profile in Carousel so you will be impossible to miss. To purchase Boost, you can use Zoosk coins. These gold coins are earned through playing Carousel or you can purchase them as an alternative. Zoosk coins can be used to unlock the profiles of the users that you like or that have shown interest in you in Carousel. You can also use Zoosk coins to send a chat message special delivery, which means your message will be delivered through a pop-up alert so the receiver will definitely notice it.

Browse Singles in Three Ways Using Zoosk

1. Profile Carousel

View Zoosk singles by photos and age one-at-a-time, based on who Zoosk's SmartPick™ Behavioral Matchmaking engine thinks you'll be mutually attracted to. It learns as you click to show more relevant results.

profile carousel

2. Search

Enter your criteria for a date and search. Zoosk shows you results that fit as many of your criteria as possible, while adjusting based on suggestions from the SmartPick™ Behavioral Matchmaking engine.


3. Zoosk SmartPick™ Matchmaking Service

SmartPick™ shows you one profile every 24 hours, based solely off of what we know about you and your preferences from the clicks you've made, messages you've sent, and more. Simply click "Like" and if the other person likes you too, we'll make the introduction.

Zoosk Scientific Matchmaking Service™


Safety is a top priority at Zoosk. A human being verifies every Zoosk profile before it becomes visible, and they use proprietary technological solutions to verify that people are who they say they are. Zoosk provides private, invisible browsing to all members and guarantees never to disclose any of your personal information to a third party.

Zoosk Signup

Zoosk Membership Prices

Browse singles on Zoosk for free, and even send messages. Once you've been introduced to someone you like, you can upgrade to a paying membership. Subscriptions unlock access to messaging, winking, chatting, the ability to find out who viewed your Dating Profile, and SmartPick™ features. Start at $29.95 per month for one month, or $19.95 per month for three months; the cost of Zoosk decreases as you purchase a longer subscription. You may also purchase virtual currency to boost your profile's visibility, send gifts to members, and use upgraded messaging features.

  Cost Cost Per Month Savings
Free Basic Membership FREE FREE  
1 month membership $29.95 $29.95 0%
3 month membership $59.85 $19.95 33%
6 month membership $74.95 $12.49 58%

Success Stories

Zoosk highlights many happy couples who've met using the service on the Zoosk Facebook page. The company's mission is all about empowering people to lead a more fulfilling love life, so they take your success on Zoosk seriously.

Zoosk Success Stories

The Bottom Line

Our Zoosk review found that this dating site offers a more personalized experience in dating, using smart technology to pair you with people you're likely to click with. Lots of couples have met, fallen in love, dated, gotten married and/or started a family using Zoosk.

The Good

You can search through profiles within a few minutes of creating an account.

You can access Zoosk on your cell phone or computer.

The Bad

You can’t use Zoosk instant messenger with a basic membership.

The Ugly


User Reviews

Not all submitted reviews are posted but all submitted reviews are factored into our rating. believes the posted reviews best reflect the overall opinions of all submitted reviews.

Submitted by Eric Roberts


Submitted by Susan

I met an amazing guy in a week and a half!

Submitted by Rita

I joined Zoosk on a whim and ended up meeting the man of my dreams. He was geographically undesirable (he found me), but we clicked on all cylinders (email / phone) and pursued the connection. We are now living together and planning our future together. Needless to say, I am still shocked, but oh, so happy and content. Thank you Zoosk!!!

Submitted by shannon

i really like zoosk. there are some things that are limited on the site but i am able to put in my profile what kind of man im looking for: personality, bodytype, height. smoking yes or no. drinking yes or no. i get constant views, many times you can tell which guys are more interested than others based on this only. in my case, i was limited in my finances and couldnt purchase a subscription for a few weeks. i could still see who had viewed me. another thing that i like about zoosk is they have an "insights" area where you can see where theyve compiled all the info of who you like("view")and who likes you("viewed"). who youre attracted to and whos attracted to you. theres also a compatibility rating at the bottom of some profiles. this is the site in subscribing to.

Submitted by Susan Harris

I am in my 60's and female and they really have the best single men out of all the sites...I have tried.

Submitted by Sharon Pierce Capp

I was on this site about two years ago. In February of 2013 I met someone. We were engaged after three weeks and happily married in a church wedding in July of 2013. We just recently celebrated our first anniversary. I might also mention that we are 69 and 71 years old. I have been on many dating sites off an on over a 6 year period and consider Zoosk the very best one.

Submitted by Jim Boggs

Great site!

Submitted by Jane Byers

It is a fun site. The chat request can get overwhelming visually. I did get one date with a nice man.

Submitted by Megan L

Really fun to use. It's like facebook for dating.

Submitted by Megan O

Really fun site. I would recommend Zoosk to my friends.


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