People say they want to meet you, few follow through. (in 209 reviews)
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Read this before you join Zoosk is the worst biggest rip off site of them all they charge you for everything. After you sign up they Dell you coins that you need to exist on the site you pay to view members then you pay to contact them you pay just to find out about your matches even you pay again to unlock thierprofiles again you pay to get information on members that say they want to meet them and on and on all this really adds up I am on a couple of other dating sites that are ligit but once again this site should be outlawed. It is the biggest rip off dating sight you could imagine
I was a skeptic right out of the gate. And each time met someone from an online dating site I was disappointed. But honestly, subscribing to Zoosk saved me countless hours of aimlessly wandering from "hotspot" to "hotspot" in the hopes of meeting someone. I have tried other sites and from my perspective their really isn't a whole of difference. You either have the patience and determination or you don't. Maybe it changes over time. Either way, find something you are comfortable with and stay at it. As for Zoosk, it was fine as online dating scenes go. I don't really care for the automatic payment for Zoosk coins but that is just a preference. Best of luck to you!
1. First, I don't understand people that complain about spending a little money to potentially meet someone and yet they won't hesitate dropping $5 or $6 on a coffee drink. I spent $56.21 for a six month membership in Oct 2014. I actually called Customer Service to ask a question and he/she offered to drop the activation/registration fee ($25, I think), if I joined right then ... so I gave it a try.
2. I knew I was in trouble from the very beginning when some Zoosk censor edited my profile. I can understand removing email addresses, phone numbers, profanity, etc. But all I put was "please be patient with me, I don't log on very often." They removed the "I don't log on very often", so it was "please be patient with me" which makes it sound like I'm a little "slow".
3. One of my pics was a chest shot (no frontal nudity) and they removed the pic, could never figure out why.
4. Like so many other reviews have stated, the Zoosk Coins thing is very annoying. It feels like you are being nickel and dimed, even after you have PAID for membership.
5a. The Carousel feature is very strange. You are asked if you are interested in someone based solely on their age and picture (pretty shallow if you are looking for something more meaningful). I thought it was a tool to learn more about your tastes, so the site could make more educated matches. I didn't know it was actually sending messages to the people I answered yes.
5b. Now the people that show up in this Carousel feature are no where in your immediate geographic area. So you could be responding yes to people in neighboring states. I live in Las Vegas and got messages from California, Utah, Arizona ... most of the Western US. I don't think those other guys realized I was far away as well.
6. The chat feature is dumb. How hard is it to create a straightforward program to exchange messages back and forth? But somehow Zoosk managed to screw that up as well.
7. There's a SmartPic feature where Zoosk picks a potential meetup, you have 24 hours to reply. In the whole six months, I replied to approx. 20 but never heard back from one.
8. Like other reviews have stated, you do get lots of messages from other people but when you reply, you never hear back from them. Which makes you think the original message was a fake message generated by Zoosk.
9. I should have read the Sitejabber reviews on Zoosk before I joined. Oh well, next time.
Zoosk is a great dating site. Being able to control what you are looking for is what I liked best. I was able to choose the age, ethnicity, religion and distance specifically for me. After using Zoosk for only a couple weeks I have found a match that truly makes me happy so I am ending my search.
This site worked great for me, I found my soul mate and it was a connection at first site. We both feel the same and have continued our relationship and I am the happiest I have ever been. I know believe those stories of love at first site, it really does exist.
I just became a member of Zoosk and I'm not sure I would sign up again. The site itself is fine, but the up-selling through the use of coins is, in my mind, really lame. Once you PAY for a membership fee, you shouldn't have to keep shelling out more money to see who viewed you, etc. It's like joining a gym and then finding out you have to pay extra to use the treadmill machine or weights. There is a way to "earn" coins by reviewing other members' profiles, but why? Just give me what I paid for! Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Tip for consumers: Just know that your monthly fee (which will be automatically renewed until canceled) doesn't cover everything. You are encouraged to buy "coins" to see who's viewed you.Ask William about Zoosk
I use to work for another one similar to this one
All it is bunch a fake people and automated
Specially when you Click to get coins and play
It's a big game and lots of the people fall into this big game
Don't waist your money with non of them.
Lots of the good review is fake we use to do the same fake them or you get fired.....
Save your money for a good use. It's a shame.
I WAS going to join but then I better look at the reviews. Does not seem like it is worth the bother of joining. I have been on other sites and run into FAKE profiles and I am SICK of that. Think I will just move on........can think of better places to put my hard earned money!
When I see the good reviews on here I know they must be fake. This is my experience with Zoosk. Before you sign up you browse and leave a wink for people. Then Zoosk tells you that they have left you a message when in fact it is a message from Zoosk telling you that the person wants more than a wink, but that is from Zoosk not the person...so in order for to send more than a wink you have to sign up.
Once you sign up they charge additonal fees beyond the monthly. Then you have to pay additionally for what they call coins. You are forced to use these coins to interact with people. So even when you are signed up and paying the monthly fees they milk you for these coins.
Thirdly, they tell you in order to be more popular you need to use these coins to raise it.
Zoosk is indeed a SCAM. This is important, read it.
"Views" are not actually someone CLICKING your profile. Say you view someone, and they view you. That's now in their history, and yours. If that someone browses the list who viewed them, it will show up as viewing YOU again.
Do you get it?
If you think someone is clicking your profile over and over, you assume they are interested and waiting for your first move, right? Zoosk knows that.
Zoosk is creating fake interest, just to keep you clicking profiles, sending messages, and viewing more profiles. All to pretend Zoosk has real "action". I'm sure some actuary is quoting those false numbers to some executive who is smiling.
As for "matches" Zoosk selects, it is all ego-stroking. There is no intelligent matching, it's all a lie. Zoosk chooses the most attractive and "matches" you. Wow, you think at the beginning, I'm flattered. But considering the Zoosk business model, by clicking that person's profile and they clicking back, Zoosk ensures that an attractive person will "view" you many times, as I say above. Further stroking your ego.
All to keep you paying Zoosk.
With silly "carousel", purchasing "Zoosk coins" even when a paying member, and "popularity meter", you get a real insight into their mind set. YOU REALLY DO NOT WANT TO BE THERE.
Zoosk is an insult, and the product of a company which thinks very little of you.
That carousel game where you earn 40 coins a day is to keep you and all the people you say "maybe" or 'yes' to (in regards to "are you interested in?") Is just a way to make you think that there is interest in you! It just goes around and around and the caliber of contact is poor.I joined for a month and by week 3 I had one date where the guy was drunk and with his mate. 3 guys boasting of their sexual prowess, one guy that chatted for a while and then got to asking about having an intimate relationship. They all seemed like they were using it for a shop for sex. Boring, over rated and crap dating site.
She saw my profile and liked it. She said call her so we could talk. After that we meet and went to have dinner at Skippers Sea Food Place. We drove around in my car with the top down it was a very warm day here in Washington State. Went back to my house watch a movie. Good day. next day we meet after she got off work and went to karaoke, had a great time. Still going strong. Monday a movie I am very Happy. THANKS
I met someone very special using this site. However, it's kind of funny because it wasn't my favorite site to use. I didn't find it to be user friendly and most everyone who contacted me lived a great distance away. In fact, the man who I met lives in a different state but is making plans to move to my state which has enabled us to be together.
I am very happy to have met such a wonderful man and I do thank Zoosk for that.
We started talking and hit it off right off the bat. I love how we do have some things in common like having Christ in our lives and wanting to go to church and wanting to succeed in life where our careers are concerned. He is very sweet, kind, a gentleman, respectful, faithful, etc. Thank you Zoosk for helping me find him. :)
Benefits of "Free access" you can search for potential matches and that's about it.
Benefits of "paid membership" 1)you can search for potential matches 2)you're granted "limited" access to instant chat and replying to messages meaning they cut you off after possibly 20 chat/messages and you get a message that says whoo you've been busy,come back tomorrow.
Get this people, Zoosk still WANTS you to pay "real money" to purchase "gold coins" to even see IF the person read YOUR message in the first place. You also have to use 30 gold coins to unlock your possible match profile. i mean WTF? You would think that since you're a paid subscriber for membership, you'll have UNLIMITED access to the site, unlimited chats, unlimited replies to messages, unlimited unlocking of profiles....but no that would be Too easy..
I tried just about all the online dating sites: Match.com, Eharmony, Plenty of Fish, OkCupid, and even services like It's Just Lunch. What made Zoosk different was just how active it was. I found it easy to review potential matches, and the people here seemed more willing to give meeting in person a try. I went on several great dates with guys I met on the site, but it wasn't until Zoosk suggested "Will" as my SmartPick that I found "The One." Our first date was in July, and nine months later he proposed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We are getting married later this year. I'm so happy that I didn't give up on online dating before giving Zoosk a try. For obvious reasons, I would highly recommend it!
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