Zoosk

Zoosk

Zoosk has been one of the world’s leading online dating sites since 2007 and focuses on personalising the online dating experience to help singles find the person that’s just right for them. Zoosk’s special Behavioural Matchmaking technology learns and improves by analysing the actions of over 38 million members which enables it to continually deliver better matches.

Who Are the Members?
In the past 10 years, Zoosk has spread internationally to over 80 countries and is available in 25 languages. There are currently over 33 million visible members on the site across all demographics, from young adults to retired pensioners. With such a large and diverse member base, there is literally someone for everyone on Zoosk.

How to Register
The registration process on Zoosk is clear and simple. In addition to the standard email registration option, you can also signup using your Facebook or Google account which saves you having to remember an additional password. The process is not as invasive as many other dating sites, and you just need to enter your age, location, orientation and a few other details to get started. One of the great things about Zoosk is that it learns from your activity on the site and continually improves, so doesn’t require you to fill out an exhaustive questionnaire at the outset.

Your Chances of Meeting Someone
Zoosk offers a slick SmartPick™ feature, which comes from their Behavioural Matchmaking™ engine which learns about your partner preferences on the site and analyses that information to match you with other members. Your SmartPicks are the result of all that behind the scenes number-crunching, and are the people that Zoosk think you’ll really hit it off with. The more you use the SmartPick feature the better Zoosk will get at finding good matches. With such a large membership and such sophisticated matching technology, you’ve got a great chance of meeting someone on Zoosk.

The Extras
Zoosk has some neat extras such as the facility to send virtual gifts and winks. There’s also a ‘Go Invisible’ option so you can browse and view other members for 30 minutes without them knowing. However, the virtual gifts and ‘Go Invisible’ options requires the purchase of ‘coins’ which a form of virtual currency on Zoosk.

We also liked the free ‘Carousel’ feature which provides a list of profile photos with a Yes/No/Maybe option so you can quickly flick through a large number of potential matches while simultaneously teaching Zoosk about your preferences.

Safety and Privacy
Zoosk provide a useful ‘Online Dating Safety Guide’ for members with tips to make online dating ‘safe, fun, and comfortable’. This is full of good, common-sense advice for both online dating and taking the plunge to meet someone face-to-face for the first time. Zoosk have a clear and up-to-date Privacy Policy which outlines how they handle and protect your personal data. During our testing we were satisfied with the registration process and pleased to see that the site utilised SSL technology to ensure that information you transmit to the site is securely encrypted.

Value For the Money
If want to browse the site and get a good feel for what Zoosk is like, you can sign up for a free membership to preview the site and see what members are in your area. However, as with most dating sites if you want to take advantage of all the available features and have unrestricted contact with other members then you’ll need to pay for a subscription. Zoosk has a variety of payment methods (Card/PayPal/Bank transfer) and offers a range of plans for as little as £9.99 a month. As far as online dating sites go this is relatively good value for money and there is a range of short term plans available to test the site without committing to a 6 or 12-month membership.

Editor’s Note
With so many members, slick design and great features, Zoosk really is the complete package when it comes to online dating sites. Don’t just take our word for it, register free today and test it for yourself as we’re sure you’ll be as impressed as we were.

9.8 Total Score

Design & Features
10
Safety & Security
9
Usability
9.5
Help & Support
9.7
PROS
  • All profiles checked for authenticity
  • 24/7 customer care
  • Free registration
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