Even before my profile was fully created I was having doubts.
163 Reviews for Zoosk.com
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I just subscribe recently for a month on this site. I used it for about a day and was already having trouble viewing my messages. It wanted me to pay extra just to view it or to see someone who might be interested in me. I e-mailed customer service of my problem and they deleted me from my subscription!!! Tried to contact them again and again either by phone (number don't work) or the person emailing me back is a robot. Never refunded my money...REally pissed about it still. WORST DATING SITE.
I was charged double what I agreed to after they charged a $25 "first time activation fee." I had too much going on at the time to realize what had happened and didn't feel like fighting it. So I had a very, very expensive one month subscription. Whic was so stoo-pid it was almost funny, even it wasn't so stupid and creepy. Zoosk's profile standards are as low as their business ethics--anybody can set up a profile with almost no information. I would regularly get matches from people with just a picture who were apparently illiterate. Also, after the exorbitant sign up fee, they kept trying to sell me "coins" to see matches, or to send virtual roses, etc. Really, this site is so idiotic, it's funny--as long as you haven't paid.
I subscribed, and had fun with the site. My issue with the site is that I never authorized automatic renewal of coins. My account filled up with coins several times when my account got down to 5- 10 coins. I received zero e-mail notifications of being billed for coin renewals at $19.95 a piece, so I assumed that the site was filling my coins as a promotional to keep people active with the site. I received a credit card bill with 6 charges of $19.95 and called them to dispute never being notified that I had been billed. I spoke with a rep and then a manager. The best they were willing to do was credit me back for 2 of the $19.95 charges. This site is clearly a scam. They may have fine print to cover themselves legally, but the site is an absolute fraud that preys upon lonely hearts. Stear clear of Zoosk.
Made me buy coins to even see the profile of someone who said they would like to meet me after presumably seeing only my picture on there carousel game. than i go to talk to them after spending the coins worth about $2. and I cant chat because i'm not a subscriber subscribing for just a month is about $30 plus a previously unannounced $25 one time activation fee, that is only seen on the payment confirmation if you go over the itomisation obviously designed to not be seen. this site is a pathetic representation of exactly what is wrong with our society.
nothing about zook coins can be found in policy statements or in other site locatons. You have no idea if someone views your text message and you must to see if they got it. i stayed off site for a week and received notices that certainpeople wanted to meet but you were requried to buy coins. Coins were required in order to "boost" popularity which means if you did not they did not show your profile. Its a scam
Worst website ever.. waste of money.. as a premium member I do not have a option to have a better search options or I cant contact non subscribed members ..
this is a scam, not only a scam but a type of scam that makes you believe whats not real and make you pay for fake replies of outomated programs. I got screwed and for more than 200 bucks just cause I was lonely. but I will hunt this $#*!er down..
I wish I spent the 55$ on a private investigator to track down the creator of this site, so I can ring his $#*!ing neck. Every wink you give is automatically replied to by the system and NOT the user. So here I am thinking all these girls are actually choosing to reply when in reality, they prolly don't even know they're getting winks. The creator of this site is a piece of $#*!. Furthermore, when you go to sign up, at the last minute they tack on a one time additionally fee. Then, you have to pay for coins to do anything else on the site.
I really like Zoosk!:) Ya you have to pay but it beats wasting another year of your life meeting losers at bars. Atlaest you get to talk and go out on dates like a real person. When you get the discounted price it's cheaper than Match, even with the sign up fee. You DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR COINS to open up matches, or to check to see if someone has read your message. You can EARN FREE COINS just by playing Carrosel. It's fun and you can get up to 40 coins a day FREE, yay! No complaints on my end. Ya there are wierdos but, have you met anyone normal lately, probably not and that's why you are considering the sight:D Just be safe, meet in neutral places and don't get into anyone's car. Good Luck!
its sad...i refuse to subscribe esp after reading these..I cannot answer messages or winks..ive already come across 2 Nigerian Scammers with fake profiles on the app and some how an automated message asking randoms to send me a message has gone from me to everyone.???..and when they do..i cant see their messages...and ive set the age range but men way outside of it are still messaging me..i have even been asked if MY profile is fake because i seem ..too nice/real and eager to talk off the site...but thats only cause i cant view any messages after the first message...total..SCAM!!!
Its basically a fraud as i soon found out the hard way! I "winked" afew ladies as you do and within 10 seconds got a "reply" from all the ladies that they're interested in me Foolishly i immediately signed up for the premium service! Then when it dawned to me that the answers were all very similar, i tried to cancel but it was too late! Anyway i rang some Uk rep of this California company who fobbed me off but promised that it will be cancelled after 1 month but money was taken the month after again! Then got my solicitors involved and everything finally halted. Please remember its not the ladies replying to you but some freak in a California! I think alot of the ladies i went for were not genuine profiles, although alot were genuine aswell.
I sent 10 wink. I got replies from all 10 Women, w/in 1 minute or less. Here are there replies:
1.) Thanks for winking at me! If you want to get to know me, please send me a message. GR**GEM.... WINK @ 3:08 pm; her REPLY @ 3:09
2.) Hi there. Please send me a more detailed message and tell me about yourself. A**14u......... WINK @ 12:38 pm; her REPLY @ 12:39 pm
3.) Hey, how are you? Thanks for hitting me up. Now tell me more. C** *BY................ WINK @ 4:47 pm; her REPLY @ 4:48 pm
4.) If you're interested in contacting me, please drop me a line and tell me more. RE***SY........ WINK @ 10:50 pm; her REPLY @ 10:50pm
5.) Thanks! I noticed that you noticed me :) Now let's talk. Ok G**o............................. WINKED @ 4:03 pm; her REPLY @ 4:03 pm
6.) Great, thanks for winking at me. How about sending me a short message and telling me a little about yourself now? B*** 804 ............ WINK @ 8:14 pm: her REPLY @ 8:14 pm
7.) :) I appreciate the wink but like messages better. EV**YN.......WINK @ 4:07 pm; her REPLY @ 4:08 pm
8.) Thanks. If you're interested in contacting me, please drop me a line and tell me more. N***A......... WINK @ 9:53 pm; her REPLY @ 9:53 pm
:) I appreciate the wink but like messages better.
9.) LV *****mCA........ WINK @ 12:28 pm; her REPLY @ 12:29 pm
SOMETHING is not right !!!!!! 10 for 10, replies, all w/in 90 seconds or less.
Then, when I reply to there Response(s), I get Nooooo reply ! 0 for 10 !!
Sooooooooooooooooo, is ZOOSK, the 2nd BEST DATE SITE ??
Is, ZOOSK, a Rip Off ???????
P. S.: This is my 2nd time on ZOOSK.
ry to exchange emails they block it out. Same thing in profiles, you have to . Even if you are a paying member, you have to buy coins to unlock mutual matches in the meet me game, that's what irritated me most. I called about the one time fee and they waived it. It's so so, I dated quite a few of the women in person, so there are real ones on there. I do know that all of the attractive ones get ALOT of mail,including all kinds of unrequested nude photos, and disturbing letters. So, results vary, I guess. But there's really not much on Zoosk you can't get on POF for free, I've never tried Cupid.
A complete fraud. You need to pay to send messages and most of the profiles are fake. The only member I have had respond was an overweight whore with no personality. A homosexual atheist would have a better chance of finding a match at Christian mingle than anyone would have at finding someone zoosk.
Besides the lack of users, I'm not sure which ones are real or not. But after paying the subscription fee you then have to purchase coins to use certain Zoosk services. It makes Zoosk look like a scam and not worth the time and effort. They are more concerned about making money off of its users than making connections. Out of all the dating sites out there stay away from this one.
Lot of these reviews are BS. Sure there are some fake profiles but most are legit. You can spot a fake profile a mile off. The biggest problem with Zoosk is it wants money for doing stuff that POF and Datehookup do for free. Even on the free sites the most common complaint is that messages get ignored 99% of the time. So why would you want to pay for that? Zoosk will do everything in their power to stop you from passing on contact information. If you put the info in a message of on a photo they will be deleted.
fake profiles of ladies and automated messages. most of the ladies are scammers so please beware. two different ladies with different pictures can ask for your email and send auto- biography which is more than one page with same information. What a coincidence. I wish the government would get this site closed and the owners arrested. I wish everyone the best but stay clear of this site
AVOID AT ALL COSTS – Can’t believe I fell for this scam. I signed up to Zoosk a month ago for three months and have cancelled after just 4 weeks. This was my first go at online dating and have found this site to be a totally demoralising experience. I’m an average looking guy, 32, never married, no children, financially secure, have my own house, no crazy ex’s so thought I’d have no trouble finding SOMEONE……ANYONE, not a chance - after a month of sending countless messages to all types on women I hardly received any responses. When I did get a response, it would usually just be one or two messages and that would be it. When I received winks/views from other users, I’d write to them, and again, no response. The search functionality is c**p and so is the layout of the profiles. Many fake profiles too. I live in a small town and have done my whole life – when I search through all the local women (approx 50 profiles) I didn’t recognise a single one – very strange. After reading some of the reviews on here, it makes me feel a little better about online dating……… I’ll give it another go on a different site and hopefully not get scammed again
fraud .fraud. fraud. I need to vent I'd like to strangle the bastards who get away with these scams. just like countless others.....if only I had read the reviews first. Who can afford to be out 100bucks?
100% scam. Fake profiles, the lot. You contact people that have apparently viewed your profile on numerous occasions to find they have not, or they just do not respond. I was overcharged for my membership as well. Typical of how big business can scam workers and get away with it because litigation is not worth the time or effort
TOTAL SCAM!!!!! Run away. I am glad i only subscribed for a month. I was so optimistic with the profile of the girls when i started, they looked very cute and descent. I subscribed for a month and never got one simple reply from any lady. I know i have got a great profile, and my profile isn't that bad to be ignored by all the girls i contacted. Even the girls that are interested in me do not reply me when i send a message to them. I get some winks too, and i message them but would never respond, when i get a a mutual match, they ask for another payment to unlock. Then why did i subscribe, if i would still pay more to hook up. This site should be banned and the owner JAILED!!!!!!!!!!
Zoosk sucks plan and simple. I would never pay for zoosk.
I don't even want to give it a star but it makes you click on one.
This site is the same as Our Time. They send you fake reviews and requests. When you respond the men never acknowledge you or come back with a rude remark saying they never contacted you. They do not match you correctly.
If you smoke the they match you with nonsmokers. The VIEWS are FAKE, the WINKS are FAKE. Tells you when you sent a message to pay more so you can find out if they read it or when they read it. It says they are on line and they are not. Facebook should not be promoting this site. I spent $100 for absolutely NIL.
When you chat with someone and you don't chat again or was not interested there is no way to remove them from your CONNECTIONS, so are constantly getting FAKE messages saying they want to chat with you, They are viewing your profile. LIES LIES You set you distance to 50 miles from your home and you are getting men 3, 4, and 5 hundred miles away!!!!! FAKE!!!!!!!
Jion site .you can't save anyone u r intrested in . Most profiles i think are fake .You wink at someone and you receive a message from that person in yor e-mail . But can't make contact with them . i have even ask them to post on facebook thier user name but get no response. Just to many problems to list . This site is a waste of time and money . Its all about money .
The same old members appear every few days under the heading "new Members". They are primarily overweight, unattractive members of the opposite sex. Lately I have not ben able to "click on" to members who are supposed to be interested, because I get a clicking sound, a little yellow star and no change of window.
I am paid until next month, but as soon as my subscription ends, I shall be off this site. I have tried other sites and they have all been superior to ZOOSK.
I love zoosk, me an my new husband really are glad we got on zoos are we never would of met. We been together over two years an just got married sept 16 2013 in las Vegas.. we both live in walker,when we met I only was about 4 miles from him we fell in love really fast now we are very happy an wanted to write this to let everyone know you can find someone..thanks zoos..happyly married couple
Even after paying, you can't do ANYTHING. Nobody can see your messages unless they're also paying, and nobody is. You will waste your money on this if you give any.
Completely unreliable. When I click "not interested" those same very people appear the next day as "interested" or "look whose checked you out". .... People I just look at get put into my "guess who's interested" or "he wrote you" categories. Twice guys said they never were interested nor contacted me .... and that "Zoosk is always screwing up like that." Just horribly unsatisfactory. My search parameters keep "defaulting" and when I "invisible" myself, I still am visible. Bad Service
Total rip off! This site should be illegal!
Full of fake profiles with pictures pulled from the net.
Simply save a picture and copy its image data then search it in google pictures, what comes up are model profiles and other pictures.
Holly valance has a profile on Zoosk! Do you think she's looking for a guy on here!?
All in all ths website is just a terrible rip off for gods sake don't buy into it!
pretty bad as far as paying members go so zoosk charges you a fee too sign up and another for a monthly membership and the women that are profiled are losers who could not keep a husband or their chubby hands off the fridge my advice if you wanna a zoosk date go find a barfly instead
It's a collection of fake profiles. They ask for a price and when you try to join they increase it. They never respond to a single message. It's simple a scam site.
People beware, AVOID ZOOSK! IT IS THE MOST DODGY WEBSITE I EVER VISITED.
Fake profile being generated and emailed to the users to get them subscribed. There is no customer Service! This is a joke; they only have Voicemail Customer Service.
That means there is no one that you can actually speak to if you want to get refund or make complaints.
Seems that everytime I look up someone's profile they get back to me Approx. 30 seconds later, this is a total waste of money and pry's on people who are finding it hard to meet a new partner, it really does pull on both the heartstrings and pursestrings!!!! DAYLIGHT ROBBERY which should be made illegal!!
This site is useless. The worst part is that they retain your information even if you deactivate your account.. they'll keep your phone number and email, no way to delete it.
This is a scam site. You're charge an up front fee and then they want "coins" to email of contact other members, ethics is about $2.00 per connection. And they don't deliver emails unless you boost, which again is $2 per time. What a rip!! I've written the Colorado AG Office and they tell me I'm not alone in my complaint. Stay away!
As always I researched this website before joining and found only top reviews by people seemingly not connected with Zoosk.com. The first hint that trouble was brewing occurred while paying the membership fee. Suddenly a "one time fee of $25.00" popped up increasing the price to about $100.00 for 6 months! I couldn't get any responses to messages I sent to other members and at the same time I noticed "buy coins" started popping up! I left the website and researched "Zoosk coins". The membership fee does not allow you to meet people. It merely allows you to enter their site to spend lots more money. At this point it's just a question of how fast you can run. Leave the site, lick your wounds and chalk this one up to experience. Be sure you close the account properly so they won't automatically renew your membership too!
Stewart C. Hagerman
Member: American Mensa Society
SCAM, canned answers from fake profiles
"Winks are flattering. Now if you're really interested, friend me and message me." Facebook is phishing!
My spam mailbox has gone beserk since joining this site.
If you pay for an online dating service use Match, eHarmoney, Christai Mingles, etc..
There are free websites better than this one. Google the top free dating sites and see if Cupid isn't exactly the same as Zoosk except free. There are things that Cupid and Fish make you pay for but they never keep you from contacting anyone.
The statistics these paid sites put up there are SKEWED because they are counting people who sign up for the free trials then never get back on once the trial has ended. Don't waste your money.
what a $#*!ing fake website!, I am so angry I sign up, I want my money back, all you get is fake profiles and automated messages
It is a real bad site. There are lots of fake profiles. For instance, people use super-model pictures instead of their own picture. I have even saw cartoons as profile pictures. The interface isn't easy to use. It is very hard to unsubscribe. Avoid it at any price.
This site is horrible!!! You signup, look for people who interest you, message them and then only to find out they can't respond bc they don't have a subscription. Then they have the Scientific Matchmaking; if you and the other person agree to meet, then you have to pay more to obtain contact information. Absolutely stupid site, what a ripoff! Stay away!!
The site is an absolute joke. There is a feature on it that allows you to see who has viewed your profile. However, part of the feature is the option to view their profile in return. What you don't realise is that even by looking at who has viewed you - a message is sent to the person to say that you have checked their profile even if you haven't - even if you are just deleting the profiles that you aren't interested in. So it appears that you get someone who may be interested but they may just be deleting you too. It is a vicious cycle and very disappointing when you think you keep getting repeat visits from certain people where in fact you aren't and very embarrassing because if you scroll through the views and they do as well it keeps appearing like they are interested. Then when you try to delete your profile from the site it won't let you until your subscription has ended WTF!!! so annoying.
Garbage. These sites are all the same. Nothing but desperate unattractive overweight women who don't understand the concept of "league." If you look like you've totally given up, no make-up, overweight etc. do you seriously think any guy even remotely attractive is going to go out with you? Get out of the house...stop making your cat your only friend and get to the gym. These sites are for the desperate...they will always try to convince you that it's for "professionals with no time to meet people"...haha right..it's for the $#*! at the bottom of the barrel.
This is a definite scam. I received fake messages, fake everything, even after signing up and paying. Before paying you can't do anything, afterwords, it's all fake. I went to OKCupid to compare, many profiles were on there that were stolen by Zoosk. After realizing how bad the site was I attempted to close out account and get a refund. This did not happen. I then called customer service, flipped the f out, and got at least my first time application fee back, do not know about other part yet, customer service said that corporate would get an inquiry/request to refund the rest back, but I doubt it. This site is trash, pure and simple, don't fall for it, please.
I wish I could give it NO STAR.. The worst scam EVER! They make you pay to sign up, fine. Then they show all profiles that haven't paid, so unless they pay, they can't see you or read your message or reply. So WHAT the #!@#$@. And then they say you have someone who has agreed to meet you, and you don't even know if that person is a paid member or not. So to accept that mutual request you gotta pay more, only to find out the person who wanted to meet you is not paid member, and can't even read what you send! Awesome !! BIG SCAM !! Don't waste your money on this stupid site.
Zoosk is half legit and half scam.Many of the profiles on their site are not real and just lifted from other personals sites. I joined a couple of weeks ago and been in contact with a few women who ARE members. But there are many more who're are not.
If you are considering joining keep this in mind:
(1) While looking through the profiles, you can eliminate any from consideration which don't include 'recently online' these profiles are people who haven't even done free browsing on the site. That's at least half. Even if you do see the words 'recently online' that indicates only that that person has browsed (but not necessarily joined)
(2) If you wink at someone and get this reply "I appreciate the wink. Leave a message and I will get back to you." It's completely BOGUS. That profile doesn't exist and zoosk is behind it and crossing the line into fraud; trying to lure subscribers.
(3) you can send one message to someone who has a profile. If they're a member, they can read it. In your message you can point out you're not a current member and leave your personal email coded (as in supplement words for punctuation) It'll get through their filters and maybe you'll get a response
bottom line, try the free personals (OKCupid, POF, etc.) If you want to pay, match.com.
My experience is the same as that of so many other people: I'm convinced that essentially every profile featuring a decent looking man with a well written bio is fake. How do I know? Well, not too long ago I tried a couple of other online dating sites and was bombarded with hits from men in all walks of life - not just the sad, seemingly desperate ones who are currently chatting me up on Zoosk. Oh, get this. The system periodically matches people up by common attitudes then makes you pay to connect with this great person for you. As an experiment, I used 20 coins (which can also be accrued by participating in one of their sham surveys) to email said great match who Zoosk confirmed had also expressed an interest in meeting me.....and nothing. No response whatsoever. However, I was given the option to invest another 20 coins to determine whether or not my email had been read yet. What a crock!!! Not to overstate my value, but I'm generally considered to be quite attractive and have a well written, interesting bio of my own. Funny, before I signed up for the paid membership, I used the Search function to see who might live in my vicinity & there were many choices. Suddenly, in a single day - since I paid - their profiles have all magically disappeared. The saving grace here is the fact that I requested a temporary number from my credit card provider in case Zoosk were to attempt to bill me beyond the 30 day membership I signed up for. Also, I enrolled over the phone rather than online specifically so I could tell the rep that I absolutely would not join unless the $35 new membership was waived & the the account NOT auto-renewed at the end of the month. How sad that one must go to such lengths to get even the smallest bit of satisfaction I've received on the site so far (this is day 2). Bottom line: Even with the precautions, using this place to enhance one's social life is a waste of money.
I am premium member ship, I paid 72 £ for 6 month member ship, already using zoosk.com account for a month and got only some response but nothing seriously. I thought that some kind of problem with my account so I called for zoosk help line, when they finally called me back( I needed to wait for about 3 weeks) they said that everything is ok with my account, and I just need to buy some COINS(zoosk money) to boost my profile, that more women could watch it. So the manager agree to give me 400 coins free for me. And nothing changed, lots of women are watching my profile, but that's it, no massaging no nothing. Its the worst investment of all. I thought it will be fun to find some girl from virtual world, but...zoosk.com are crooks. DON'T PAY MONEY for membership it not worth it.
Ghastly. Firstly, there are a lot of fake profiles created in order to lure you into signing up. You can always tell them because they only have one photo, no profile to speak of profile name of "loves2dance" or loveisreal" and all are situated in the same place near you. As soon as you sign up, they'll disappear. Most of the paid functions on the site are a rip off, it's difficult to terminate your account, the help link on the site is blind/broken and you'll find yourself asking why the hell am I on this site when there are cheaper, better and less fraudulent sites out there on offer?
Bloody awful. I'm no Adonis but pretty good, financially ok, and I work out and have an interesting lifestyle. Automated bot bull$#*! I seriously debate the authenticity of many of the profiles, and people checking you out. I hate zoosk with a passion. either that or women on there are about as deep as clingfilm...