I am a recently widowed and just wanted to get out a little, not really expecting the next "love of my life" and not really wanting that just yet. I was just looking. Next thing, during one of my searches, a photo of this absolutely great looking guy sitting at a desk looking all professional comes up with a dating profile that any woman would think was perfect. Then when I received a "chat request" from him, well, I thought "could I be this lucky twice?" because my mate who had passed was the BEST! I immediately went to "chat" with this match, but then the subscription window came up. Thinking that I had to do this in order to "chat" with Mr. Perfect (LOL), I signed up for one month and sent him a message. I received NO RESPONSE (!?). Now, he sent the chat request, not me. But as soon as I PAID I got no response. Sent another message -- still no response. Go figure! I then saw on a review site that Zoosk sometimes uses employees as FAKE matches with fake profiles (most of whom are sitting at desks or beside a computer in an office setting) to entice someone to pay to chat!! I then sent a message to him to let him know I was on to that. HE ANSWERED THAT MESSAGE!!! He said that if he said it on his profile it was true. Yea. right. STAY AWAY FROM ZOOSK! They should be ashamed of themselves for hurting vulnerable people.
I don't want to talk too much about my feeling, I just point out the fact.
1.The biggest lie on the world. free? It is not free!!
Yes, it is free to sign up and browser the site. But if you want any communicate actions with someone, its all have you to pay!
Even have to pay just for reading a message from someone!
2. As I said in point1, You need to pay for send more than 1 message and need to pay for read more than like 20 characters message.NOT ONLY THIS. There are tons of fake profile and bots messaging you.
How can I(you) stand on this kind of shit? This is totally a scamming.
I don't even know why this company is still alive?
Is it really legal? Like scamming and fooling people officially...
3.Also about the fees. Too expensive for get a chance to have dating.
4.Worst custom service. Bots do it.
100% not free,zoosk is a lie itself.Everything you have to pay.
Even you paid, really bad service.
If you want to make a successful dating, both of you have to paid.
If one of you no pay, never success.
End of story..
Everything stated above is why. This is a horrible site. Tons of fake profiles that you have to overpay for to contact.
Better options include:
okcupid.com, pof.com, aff.com and evow.com.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME/MONEY ON ZOOSK!
Full of fake profiles from models and porn stars plus random pretty girl pictures pulled from net.
Just don't join and pay as you can't cancel and their customer service does not exist!
This is absolutely the worst dating website I have come across. I've made several dating profiles over the past year or two, and nothing compares. First of all, you have to subscribe to perform even the most basic function.(19.95 per month with one easy payment of 74.95; 19.98 per month for one easy payment of 54.95; and finally 29.95 for one month(us dollars)) Yes, just to read or write a message you have to subscribe. Every once in a while you may be able compose a free message. For example, I sent one to a girl who "viewed" me yesterday my phone number stating I don't have money to subscribe and thus cannot conversate. I receives a very generic message on my phone that is obviously bot written. Second, because of the steep price, its highly unlikely any messages you send out can be read by the other person. In addition to the countless bot and abandoned profiles, you will be wasting both your time and money. In addition to the many complaints listed on this page, take my word and everyone's word, do not subscribe! Reviews like this saved me good money because I almost fell into this con-artist rabbit hole. A word of advice, stick to real world contact(And this is coming from a person who is very shy and introverted!)
This site is totally fraudelent,i paid 75$for subsribing and 25$ activation fee this for six months.u gotta buy coins if they got your message.to get to the point total rippof.
not enough paying customers too many fat morbid and obese women who take pictures from the neck up too hide multiple chins my advice too any single guys post a profile stating you are some ex convict deviant freak sicko women like that stuff and you can get laid
Tried this site, and as everyone states it's very hard to use. If you want to sign up for a month it's $23 but they sock you with a $24 sign up fee. It's very hard to find a member, and it's only instant messaging. Also if you are a mutual match they want you to buy coins (pay more) to email someone. This site should be put out of business. You can sent 1 free Instant message. I notice several people do that and sent their phone number or email address hoping your a paying member and you will contact them. Don't waste your money. POF is free and you get the same results, and all the same people!
short and simple...don't even mess around on the site at all even if you don't subscribe...it's a fraudulent site
This site is totally a scam:
when you check out who's online by keep clicking next button, all those people u skipped would received notification that you viewed them (even though u didnt check their profile) I registered two different accounts to found out. THE REASON FOR WHY PEOPLE WONT RESPONSE YOUR MESSAGE EVEN THOUGH THEY CHECK YOU OUT MANY TIMES IS THEY DIDN'T CHECK YOU OUT AT ALL.
And when you both like to meet sb, the site block both profile from each other unless u pay some money to unlock.
To sum it up, This is not a site for people to find love, instead, it is a site to keep people from finding love.
In all of the dating sites that I have used I have never seen one so useless and frustrating. There is no way to search for an individual profile and the filters are terrible. No way to sort matches so you have to go through all of them. And once you put your initial search criteria you cannot change it, you have to modify the search each time. The worst is when someone wants to meet you there is no way to see their profile or search for it so you have no idea if you are compatible.
I have unsubscribed many times from their automatic matched with no success. I even closed my account and still SPAM. The only I got it to stop was to mark all Zoosk emails as SPAM.
Zoosk is obviously a quickly thrown together website to make $. There is no way to contact a person for help except for the billing department.
Everything the reviews above say is 100%. This is the biggest fraud every. Three days wasted. Even if u subscribe u probably won't hear anything from the guys or girls u want to hear from. I did actually get contacted by two girls but they both live in different states. The first one was not my type appearance wise. The second one was pretty but when I have her my Facebook account we flirted for awhile and it turns out she's fifteen. The other girl looked about Fifteen too. I'm 18. Zoosk is crap.
A few days ago I started receiving emails from Zoosk at my personal email address. Each attempted to "match" me with someone in Texas. Here is the rub: I never, ever visited the Zoosk site or set up a membership. Using the emails as a link I was able to find "my profile." All fields were empty, of course. However, what information there is -- including the photograph -- is from my Facebook account!
I don't know whether Facebook has a hand in this, or whether the crooks behind Zoosk data mine that site for fake account information. I have, however, filed a complaint (via regular mail...not electronically) with the Federal Trade Commission.
For the record, I am 67 years old and am happily married to a beautiful woman who owns my heart. I have no interest whatsoever in Zoosk or any other dating or matchmaking site.
The "social networking" community has become a sewer filled with frauds and confidence men. I guess it has reached a point where it is time to sever my ties with Facebook and its ilk.
I get about 20 messages on average a day, all from Hispanic men 20-25 years older than me. My profile picture is normal and non-suggesting. Certain ones view my profile 3-4 times daily. Not exactly what I was looking for.
I had been a paid subscriber to zoosk for a few months when all of a sudden I am blocked by a zoosk administrator. I also received an email from them saying sorry to see you go as though I had cancelled my subscription. This all took place over 3 months prior to my paid subscription being due. I have sent dozens of emails to them asking for this problem to be rectified with not one reply. I then opened another profile and emailed them many more times still no response. I kept writing them messages in the "about me" section to see again if I would get a response.....still nothing. They were obviously reading these messages as they kept rejecting the content. So they owe me 3 months subscription fee and for that I will write bad reviews wherever I can. Use Plenty of Fish instead as it offers the same for ZERO dollars. I urge everyone who has received nothing but ignorance from Zoosk to advertise this wherever they can....also spread the word to use a competitor. Remember POF :)....Zoosk :(
Fake profile after fake profile after fake profile. These fake profiles are of very attractive females who use the same profile pics but when you look at the locations of where they are they are different. This is a huge giveaway! These are used in luring you to subscribing with all their winks and messages etc. Once you are sucked into subscribing you go to reply to these winks and messages these fakes have mysteriously vanished once you look them up in your inbox etc. And you also have to pay to reply to a message after already paying a monthly fee. It's the biggest rip off!
I know some of my friends have profiles on this site but they don't subscribe nor do they use and check their accounts or profiles they just leave them there inactive and idle. If it's not the fakes it's the unsubscribed, inactive profiles that are also just wasting your time as you will not be able to be in contact with them.
Customer service is awful. Nothing will be fixed or resolved.
Basically you are there to feed the profits so this can keep continuing on and on with unsuspecting people.
This site is the biggest lie and enormous in being misleading.
DO NOT ENTER THIS SITE. It will suck your hard earned $$$ and will keep doing so it won't stop. It is a parasite.
If you already have a profile on there delete everything you have on it and then delete the account.
It wants a star rating. I have to give it a star rating unfortunately for me to submit this so the one star I have to rate is a shooting star straight to the sewage farm!
I have seen some interesting men, and contacted one. I admit I submitted my personal email address too soon.
beware of this individual and check him out. George Whetstone Sr.
After checking his background on the internet, there was one money scam reported.
Here is another one. It only took 3 weeks of emails before I got this long sad sob story. I don't fall for it. Even his emails are very weird like he writes very long prose and I think he gets it from a book.
I don't think the picture belongs to him. An 80 years old man does not run around the country working and emails don't usually contain abbreviations of the young. I taught school until two years ago and I am familiar with the suspect and danger signs.
I think this should be reported.
It isn't Zoosk's fault. Just be careful!!
I get over 100 profile views a day from girls all over the country, when i first joined i couldn't understand why i was getting messages from girls 500 miles away, obviously i am not going to date them,
Some girls were visiting me 10 or more times a day, at first i thought wow i am really popular, then i start getting messages girls saying they are contacting me because i had visited their profile many times in fact i had never visited them,
I messaged some who had viewed me many of times, but never got a reply, strangely they continued to view my profile, surely if they don't reply to my message they continue view me, this seemed to happen to many times.
zoosk send fake profile visits to make you think you are popular, i am sure a lot of these people exist but don't even realize they are viewing you
What a scam and a con i cant believe they can get away with it.
Somebody in authority please investigate and close them down
Here's how it works, you sign up (for free), browse for a while, follow the odd prompt to add photos and more about yourself, then you see a few people you like and decide to message one... bam, payment prompt.
Ok, you think, I'll keep looking.
Then you discover you can send winks for free, so you drop a few then bam, you get a "Thanks for the wink" back from someone.
At this point, I kept looking and a few profiles later, found one my ex made before she met me... now, she lives over the road and I see her regularly, so for a laugh, I decided to drop her a wink too.
At this point, I should make it clear - I know she's in bed and asleep... yet within seconds, I get "Your wink is appreci...Read more"!
For a start, she doesn't capitalise letters, nor can she spell appreciated and wouldn't choose to use it in a response.
You guessed it; clicking "Read more" takes you to another payment prompt!
All it is is a database full of people signing up, leaving their profile because it's useless in *free* mode, then Zoosk setting their bots to work them to prey on the lonely and gullible.
With the amount of profiles they must have, the odds of you and a prospective match actually both having a subscription are little to none.
If you have a Zoosk account, do us all a favour - delete all your photos, then deactivate your account.
It won't take long and you'll be saving all your potential matches heartache and money.
Do the right thing, you know it makes sense.
I'm going to goto the county courthouse in the morning, With all the facts, Including messages sent from the bots, About 10 of these complaints, Pay the court Fees, And sue for $7500 If they don't give me back my money. It's only been 12 hours.
-This is also posted for legal purposes, Say it gets that far.