Zoosk Review 2023

By Alexandre (admin), last updated on January 12, 2023

Zoosk is a popular dating site and dating application in North America.

Zoosk announces : over 35 million members, 30 million + downloads, and 3 million + messages sent every day. That’s a lot! Is it true?

We have tested the dating site zoosk, and its application, to know if it allows to meet quality singles.

Is dating really fun with Zoosk? That’s what we’ll find out.

Signup

Creating a Zoosk account is fast, easy and free. On a computer, it will ask you for your email, a password, your date of birth and your city. You can speed up registration using an existing Facebook or Google account.

Once your account is created, Zoosk will ask for more information about you: education, height, body type… and a picture of you! Stopwatch in hand, registration will take no more than 5 minutes.

The more detailed information you provide when you register, the more complete your profile will be and the more likely you will be contacted. This is because Zoosk’s compatibility algorithm and users like complete profiles.

Rest assured that if you do not provide all the information requested during the registration process (except the mandatory ones), you will be able to modify / add them later in your profile.

Zoosk features

We are now connected to the Zoosk homepage. On this homepage, the dating site offers you to like, send a smile or even a message to a selection of singles who may match you according to certain criteria like location, hobbies, etc.

You also have a menu that offers a search engine to find all the singles on the site with filters.

A carousel menu that offers the same functionality as Tinder, namely the possibility to like or not a profile according to a photo. It help to easily connect people and is the best ways to see your matches quickly.

The Online Now menu to see only connected members. An interesting menu if you have a subscription and want to chat without waiting with the singles connected at the same time as you.

The mailbox. The connections menu to see the favorites. The views menu to see who has seen your profile.

And finally the SmartPick menu is a great way to know the reciprocal “matches”.

In short, the Zoosk dating service offers a wide range of features including the essentials that you would find on other dating sites and applications. One of the great things about Zoosk is that they regularly release new features. For example, they have recently started to display on a single’s profile whether he or she has recently logged in. Small details but very useful to facilitate the datings.

Another strong point of Zoosk, this is not a features but, we found very few profiles that seemed fake (photo already seen, description with photos, private message that asks to contact by snap or whatsapfake profiles and no fake visits. This may seem surprising as there are testimonials from users on the internet who say that zoosk is full of fake profiles. This is not what we have found. Moreover, if all these users say that there are only fake profiles, when they themselves are profiles, what are they then? In our opinion, there are rather inactive profiles, hence the usefulness of the “recently logged in” feature, which makes it possible to sort them out.

What kind of members and relationships do you have with Zoosk?

Let’s get to the concrete part that interests the many single readers of our site: what kind of members there are on zoosk and what kind of relationships can we expect?

What’s special about Zoosk is that you won’t have a classic singles list where you go through all the profiles one by one.

Based on your search criteria, Zoosk’s algorithm will suggest singles who are recently online or connected, geographically close and compatible with your interests.

zoosk profiles

Just like a dating application like Tinder, Zoosk will show you profiles one by one where you can see the photo, age, city, height, and other information like cigarette, studies, children…

Here no long ad you will have to say, based on this information, if you like this profile (by sending a smile or a heart), and you can also send a short message.

Most of the members of Zoosk are between 25 and 40 years old and are looking for a serious relationship, but the way of contacting the members is more like a quick dating.

In any case, the profiles are of high quality and it is very easy to start a conversation.

Zoosk Cost

You can register for free at Zoosk, without credit card. With a free acccount you can send winks, view profiles, discover who has viewed your profile. But, since 2015, a subscription is required to send and receive messages. So, as for many dating services, you will have to take a premium offer to have all the paid features.

There are two paid options at Zoosk : membership & coins. All zoosk costs bellow..

Membership Prices

Below, all the prices for Zoosk membership by month.

  • 1 month : $34.95 / month
  • 3 months : $24.95 / month
  • 6 months : $14.95 / month
  • 12 months : $14.95 / month

Zoosk coins

Zoosk coins costs :

  • 180 coins for $19.95
  • 480 coins for $39.95
  • 1800 coins for $99.95

The price of the subscription is in the average of the dating services. Neither more expensive nor less expensive. On the other hand, Zoosk is one of the only services to offer a virtual currency called Coins.

Zoosk App

The Zoosk application is available on Play Store (Android) and AppStore (Apple). It has been installed over 10,000,000 times since its launch.

So it is a very popular dating application. It has a good rating of 4/5 stars on the stores.

This dating app allows you to use the same Zoosk account as on computer and enjoy the same features. The plus of Zoosk App: be notified in real time when you receive a smile, a visitor or a message

Another exclusive feature of the application is the ability to stream video to chat through the camera of your phone.

Free Trial

You want to try Zoosk dating website experience for free before taking out a subscription?

You can try Zoosk for free without credit card : account creation, profile creation (with photo, …), search singles, carousel, who is online now (a new feature), and view zoosk members profiles.

If you want to discuss with other Zoosk members (send messages), you have to take a membership. It’s not possible to answer to private message for free.

Our opinion and rating

Zoosk is a good dating site. More suitable for single people between 20 and 40 years old, Zoosk owes its popularity to the fact that before 2015 it was possible to send and receive messages for free, without subscription. This is rare among dating services and so it gained popularity and members quickly in a short time.

Since 2015 the site is paid. So there are many members who were disappointed. However this is the norm on dating services (with a few exceptions). Note that the subscription price is reasonable and the number of members is large.

As with all dating sites, it is therefore advisable to register for free and to check the number of interesting members nearby. If you have a good dozen singles that interest you, it can be interesting to pay a few dollars to find love. According to us there are a lot of active members on zoosk since we had a lot of visits on our profile, what would have been interesting to know is how long the person stayed on our profile.

Zoosk Pros and Cons

Since there is no perfect dating service, we have listed the pros and cons of Zoosk.

Pros

  • easy & free registration
  • many singles
  • good features
  • we didn’t get spammed with emails with fake visits
  • subscription prices in the low average.

Cons

  • paying since 2015 to send and receive messages
  • There may have been over 30 million users since the beginning, but this is not the actual number of active members today.

Compared to the competition, Zoosk remains a mainstream site. It is less oriented towards fast dating like Tinder, it is less premium than eharmony (more expensive). Zoosk is more comparable to Badoo and Plentyo of Fish.

Frequently Asked Question about Zoosk

Are there fake profiles on Zoosk?

We found very few fake profiles, asking for money, on Zoosk which is a good thing.

Is Zoosk better than Tinder?

Tinder and Zoosk users are looking for the same kind of relationship. The advantage of Tinder is that it is partially free and possible to send messages for free. The advantage of Zoosk is that the profiles are a bit more qualitative and complete.

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  1. Comment from Lucas -December 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for this helpful review. I also signed up for Zoosk and it is a good dating platform. I will say that it is a competitor to Badoo and POF rather than Tinder. I found a lot of singles nearby. The application is well done, nothing to say about it. The only disturbing thing about zoosk is this virtual currency. They would be better off removing that feature and switching everything to a subscription like the others. In short, Zoosk is worth a try if you don’t recognize yourself in the elitism of eharmony and in the laxity of Tinder.

  2. Comment from Jason -November 10, 2022 at 10:05 am

    After several months on Badoo, I registered on Zoosk to meet new people online, to meet friends at first. My first impression is that, as you say in your test, the interface is well done, pleasant and intuitive. The profile search engine is also good even if it doesn’t allow you to choose the search city (for that you have to go to your profile and change your address). I took a subscription and I must say that I had a little difficulty to get answers. On messages sent I had 2 to 3 responses despite a profile that seems attractive. It’s always a good thing. So I was a bit more “forceful”, I used their carousel and I liked all the profiles that interested me and I was waiting to have likes in return to contact them. And there it is much better because if you are reactive I had 2 answers on 3 messages left. So my experience with Zoosk is good, it’s not necessarily the most efficient site but it suits my pace.

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