You can either like someone with a smiley face, which indicates friendship, or you can like someone with a heart, which indicates love. Zoosk lets you cast as wide or as small of a net as you please, with preferences that you can broaden or refine. You have the chance to match with people depending on their location between three miles to , while the default setting is "auto-selected.
You can also go a bit deeper with settings for height, religion, relationship history, body type, children, ethnicity, education, and smoking preferences all in the mix to tweak or leave alone. It seems no matter what your type, the platform has someone in mind for you. Well, maybe. With a basic account, you can only browse and like other users. While other sites like OkCupid , Tinder, and Bumble have a robust free option that allows you to read, send, and receive messages, Zoosk does not.
But there are some benefits to becoming a member. You also know that if you receive a legit message from a real user, then you can also send a reply back to them. Speaking of which The messaging system is quite impressive. With Zoosk, it's all about the messaging. Of course, there are a number of alternatives out there.
With a lower tier premium account you can only send and receive so many messages until you have to pony up more money.
Zoosk makes these "microtransactions" cute, with in-app purchases of "coins," which is frustrating considering you have to spend more money after paying for a subscription. The site has a virtual currency system that allows you to "buy" matches virtual gifts so you can stand out from the rest. These "gifts" can be roses, bouquets of flowers, beach balls, chocolate covered strawberries, and much, much more. You can also use coins to send special emails to matches, send more messages, or have your profile highlighted during searches. Although its design is very modern and user-friendly, the coin system seems very antiquated as a relic from the mids.
If there are singles in the world, there will always be matchmakers and dating sites. They are all great at finding potential love interests, but they do different things for different people. If you want a desktop component, then Match and eHarmony are for you. These sites cater to people who use traditional laptops and web browsers, and perhaps skew a little older than millennials who are generally on mobile devices all the time.
A younger demographic is more prone to use Tinder and Bumble for its app and usability. Like Zoosk , Match and eHarmony have a paid subscription model, so the matches are more likely to be looking for a relationship that's more serious and long-term. I combed through various review websites looking for positive things people are saying about the Zoosk site and mobile app and it was really tough. Most of the user reviews say that the dating site is full of deceptive and inactive profiles that resulted in spam messages or cold opens with no replies.
In some cases, people found it difficult to cancel accounts with the company offering members free weeks and months, if they stayed with the service. What Zoosk fails to mention is how many of those millions are actually active.
See, if you join Zoosk and quit, your profile remains active. It still shows up years after you are gone. After the big push with Facebook in , nearly all of those accounts are dead. In reality, only a small percentage of the people you see on Zoosk are current, active members. The rest are dead profiles. This is easily proven by finding photos that are date-stamped. It is not unusual to find photos stamped , or even older. Dead profiles, guaranteed. Not good odds. Zoosk even tactfully uses these dead profiles in their extra charge services, such as "Boost".
You physically need to be online to activate this service. Yet, when you click on a boosted member, you'll find that they haven't been online, even recently. So, how did they get onto this extra-charge service? Zoosk pretty much randomly loads in members for their "Boost" feature when they don't have enough current members willing to pay for it.
If you want to test this theory, do a search, say within 50 miles of your location.
Keep track of those members who show up as "Currently Online" or "Recently Online". If the member isn't tagged with either one of those, odds are it's a dead profile. If you decide to quit Zoosk, take down all your photos and delete the bulk of your profile. This will keep from misleading other members years from now. Reddit user Arise writes:.
You will get auto responses from many of them after you send them a message, but its misleading because they don't appear to be auto responses at first. I find this to be deceptive of on Zoosk's part. Hopefully the site has changed since then, but I doubt it.
But it's not all negative, there are some success stories here, such as Datingsitesreviews. I was on it for maybe 3 months. I had some dates, met my boyfriend. We've been together almost a year and are expecting twin boys in the fall. I never had any issues with billing, but I read the fine print and I knew their cancellation policy. So no surprises and I'm completely in love. Reddit user Throwaythis12 writes:.
However, i've also been told that they have revamped it and it's way better now. I just signed up but will have to wait till next pay to pay for the features.
I had a friend that said she did meet a few people on there and had some success versus OKC. They asked me to verify my acct through text or FB…". Zoosk has a great dating platform with a clean design that makes the site really easy to use and interact with other members on the website and app. Its pricing structure is on par with other dating sites, but not competitive enough considering all of its flaws, especially when it comes to its "microtransactions" and coins system.
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