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Zoosk.com Review

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*9.7/10
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Where Guys Meet the Men of Their Dreams

If you are a gay single and looking for someone new to meet, you may just find it among the 12 million Zoosk users. You can access this matchmaking service using your tablet, computer or cell phone so you can search for your perfect match wherever you are. Users are greeted with a full-screen slideshow of photos of attractive singles and screenshots of the dating site. As you use the site, Zoosk “learns” about you and gains insights about what you are looking for based on your preferences and behavior. Zoosk’s behavioral matchmaking technology has successfully helped gay singles find new friends, chat buddies, casual dates and long-term relationships. It makes finding great matches all around the world a breeze.

How It Works

Once you have registered for a Zoosk account, you will need to create a profile in three quick steps. Unlike other dating sites, making a Zoosk profile only takes a few minutes, which is great for busy gay singles. The first step will ask for basic information like your location, ethnicity, body type, education level and whether you have kids. The next step will ask you to upload a photo or post one from your Google or Facebook account. Lastly, you will be asked about your height, religion and your smoking habits.

Zoosk provides you with a few ways to search for your ideal mate. You can do a quick search using basic criteria like age, location and distance from you. Or you can narrow down your choices by doing an advanced search by selecting criteria like ethnicity, height, relationship status, religion and body type.

If you see a potential love connection, you can add him to your Zoosk friend list and view his entire profile. With a basic membership, you can also send a free virtual flirt to break the ice. You won’t be able to send a personal message until you upgrade your subscription.

Another way you might be able to find a special someone is through the SmartPick feature, which will show you another gay single that Zoosk feels would make a good match based on your preferences and behavior on the site. A quick way of searching through profiles is using the Carousel feature. Using your initial search criteria, you will be shown many photos of different gay singles. With each photo, you must choose “no”, “maybe” or “yes”. For every “yes”, you earn one Zoosk coin with a daily maximum set at 40.

Speaking of Zoosk coins, these are kind of like currency that you can use to purchase other goodies on the site. You can use these coins to purchase virtual gifts or premium features like Boost, which will highlight your profile anywhere on the site. You can also unlock the profiles of mutual Carousel matches. You can purchase perks that will deliver your messages through a pop-up special delivery notification system as well as receive confirmations that your message has been read.

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.

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.

Safety

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 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.

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

All of the Zoosk Features are easy to understand.

You don’t need to answer lengthy essay questions before you can search profiles.

The Bad

It takes a couple of days before Zoosk gains insights about your dating preferences.

The Ugly

Zoosk is not only for gay singles, so searching for the perfect match might take a little longer.


User Reviews

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

Submitted by Eric Roberts

Awesome

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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