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Over a decade since its establishment, Zoosk.com stays among the most noteworthy online dating sites nowadays. Many reviewers and users have praised the ease of use and the offerings it sports.
It’s available in 25 languages and can be accessed in over 80 countries, with interesting security features that include the verification of your phone and photos. Zoosk.com does this to make sure that all accounts opened at the site are used by real people.
It has received lots of awards since its founding. In 2012, it ranked the 5th most popular dating app globally and the 3rd in the United States. In 2014, it was at 1660th place of the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the US.
That’s a lot of decoration, but let’s now dive intoZoosk.com’s specifics.
Ease of Use
As mentioned above, Zoosk.com’s user interface and ease-of-use have garnered much praise from reviewers and users alike. Navigating is very simple and the sign up/sign in process is very quick.
That being said, the site does not require you to answer tons of questions as you create your profile. You only have to answer the most basic questions about you and voila! You have your profile created.
Once your profile is up and running, you can continue and upload a photo of yourself and answer other questions about yourself and the match you want to have. The questions are very simple, but if you’re too lazy to answer them, you can just skip them and try them for later.
After that, you will be given a really quick guide around the site, as if the simple interface wasn’t simple enough. On the left-hand-side of the page you can see the tabs Search, Carousel, Online Now, Messages, Connections, Views, SmartPick, and Insights, each of which are pretty self-explanatory (except Carousel, SmartPick, and Insights, which we will tackle later on).
You can view the photos of potential dates. Beside the photo, you can view the person’s age, location and distance from you, and their chosen screen name. You can either send a smile or a “like,” or send a message if you’re a subscriber.
If you’re curious about the person, you can view his/her full profile and even that also only takes one click.
Aside from Zoosk.com’s pleasing simplicity and easy interface, you will also find that it has a lot of amusing features that make online dating much easier than you can expect.
You can try its Carousel feature, which is quite similar to Tinder. You’ll be viewing some accounts and photos of a user you can meet. You can click No, Maybe, or Yes to that person’s profile. Inside the Carousel you can also choose the tab Matches, which shows you other potential matches.
You have to use the site’s coins to boost your account. Boosting your account will grant your profile higher visibility to other users. You have to buy those coins to be able to do some other stuff, like sending a message to your potential match.
The matches that Zoosk.com makes are quite fewer than other dating sites. This is probably because you can only get a match if the person whose profile you like also likes your profile.
Then, you have the SmartPick feature. This one lets you answer a bunch of questions like “Would you date someone who has a child?” and other questions about your possible date’s background, including his/her religion and ethnicity. This lets the website find highly compatible matches for you based on your answers.
The SmartPick runs on Zoosk’sBehavioral Matching Engine, which uses big data and algorithmic technology. This helps you find the best possible matches.
How does it exactly do that? Well, your action and behaviour on the site gets catalogued on the site’s database. And in connection with that data, the system will try and find a match for you.
And last but not the least is the Dating Insight feature. This feature lets you learn about your dating style and the ways you can improve it. As mentioned, the site collects data on your behaviour and through that this Dating Insight feature is made possible.
If you want to gain access to more features, you can choose to buy either coins or a subscription.
A huge number of features at Zoosk.com use coins. You can buy coins in different amounts or bundles. For instance, 180 coins cost $19.95, 480 coins cost $49.95, and 1800 coins cost $99.95. Doing the math, it’s better to buy more coins each time if you want to save some money.
Then, for the subscription charges, you’ll have to spend $29.95/month for the month-to-month subscription. A 3-month subscription, meanwhile, costs $19.98/month, or you can pay it at once and spend $59.95. The 6-month subscription costs $12.49/month, or you can pay it at once and spend $74.95.
Similar with the coins, you can save more by buying a longer plan and paying cash at once.
- As we keep mentioning, the site’s design is straightforward and fuss-proof.
- The registration process barely takes 5 minutes of your time.
- You can be sure that you’re talking to real people thanks to the verification and validation security feature.
- Finding a person or a match is quick via the Search and Carousel features.
- Other tools for communication like virtual gifts and winks are also available, making the site more interactive.
- You have the “Boost profile” option that can give you more chances of meeting more people via the site.
- Blocking and reporting users who post or say inappropriate stuff are also easy to do.
- You have to wait for some time before the site presents compatible matches due to the cataloguing process.
- You cannot send and read messages without buying coins or a subscription.
- Since the registration process is very quick, it lacks the thoroughness of other sites’ registration process.
Zoosk.com proves to be a worthy rival of those dating sites that preceded it. Even today, it keeps working to polish its services and the site, making the benefits you can get far outweigh the site’s shortcomings, if there are any. Overall, this site can definitely stay on top and rank among the best sites you’ll ever visit.