Zoosk, found online at Zoosk.com, is a dating site which says that it helps people date smarter using their own unique technology and is available in more than 80 countries and 25 languages.
How Does It Work?
Like other dating websites, Zoosk allows members to sign up and create a profile completely for free. But as you start looking around and interacting with other members, Zoosk's Behavioral Matchmaking will "learn" about you and begin pairing you with singles you are likely to be mutually attracted to.
Once you want to begin actually speaking with other members of the site, you will need to upgrade to a paid membership.
Though Zoosk does not publish its upgraded membership fees, they are reported on other websites as being $29.95 per month, for a month-to-month subscription, $19.98 a month, billed in one lump sum of $59.95 for three months, and $12.49 a month, billed all at once for $74.95 for a six month subscription. All subscription plans automatic renew unless you cancel in advance of the new billing cycle.
Currently Zoosk offers mobile applications for both Android and iOS operating platforms.
Since this service is offered with a pay per month plan, as well as all other shipment plans needing to be paid in advance, their Terms and Conditions clearly states that all charges and fees are non-refundable.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to speak to their Customer Service team about their questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-939-6675, by email at Support@Zoosk.com, or by submitting them directly to their website.
Unfortunately Zoosk has many mixed reviews with unhappy customers complaining that they believe this site sets up fake profiles and provides fake interactions, but there is nothing in their Terms and Conditions which supports these accusations.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other online dating sites available out there, some of which are straightforward traditional sites like Match.com and eHarmony.com, while others are more targeted towards specific niches, like ChristianMingle.com.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Zoosk reviews below.
143 ‘Zoosk’ Reviews
ZOOSK is a Big SCAM!
After a few weeks of getting messages from ZOOSK members, and NOT having the ability to reply to them, I forked over the money to activate my account.
After sending a couple of messages to local women, I got a couple of replies, "I haven't subscribed to ZOOSK *YET*, so I can't really chat"...
So after this, I sent out messages to literally hundreds of local women, just to see if I would get any legitimate responses, and of course I didn't. Only a few, "I can't afford this shit, so we can't chat"...
The whole purpose of this site is to connect with people. You are led to believe that you'll have that ability once you pay, but in reality you can only establish contact with paid members. I get the feeling that the reason there seems to be such a variety on this site is because every girl with a facebook account was tricked into setting up a ZOOSK account at some point, because only about 2% of these people are active, ACTIVATED *Paid* members.
Next gripe is the "CAROUSEL"... With this "Feature", you have the ability to quickly browse members by scrolling through their pics. You can't pull up their profile from this module, so you have no idea if they are compatible, or even in the same state. As far as I can tell, this is the only way to 'browse' active members but I could be wrong about that. At any rate, before you can initiate a conversation with a member found via carousel, (or even view their profile), you are expected to PAY UP MORE for each contact!!! I really should give ZOOSK props for being beyond slimy, misleading and down-right deceitful. I guess they call it "CAROUSEL", because it sounds a lot better than "Random, far away people that will cost you more money for absolutely nothing"
It's really too expensive to begin with, so I refused to fork over money for random contact with people who are likely in a different state, of whom I know nothing about... I was totally misled and scammed out of my money. I'm going to give ZOOSK a chance to refund my money tomorrow, but I get the feeling that I'll need to call my bank and force the reversal.
I tried to call them the very first day, but I waited on hold for twenty minutes and didn't get anyone on the phone and I had to leave. On the surface it appears to be a great site with a great potential, but after further examination it's definitely a stinker and a money pit. I wouldn't touch ZOOSK with a ten foot pole. Total JIP!!!
There was/is a man that has scammed. He was listed as partner4life13. He is not who he said he was!!! He is probably going to hurt somebody. Luckily I listened to my gut. He does not even live in my area like he said he did!! His phone number is listed out of Monument, Oregon. I asked for a refund, was told no! I feel like I was scammed and if I would have met him I would have died or got hurt very badly. He said all f the right things at first then it got strange. I hope nobody gets hurt or murdered by him. I WANT MY CREDIT CARD REFUNDED!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!
Wish I'd read these before joining! I had ONE interesting contact ,after three weeks of chatting me up ..asked for money to be sent urgently to Cyprus where he was working! SCAM ( and he didn't get any money )
Piece of junk. DOn't forget to mention the $24.95 "activation" fee
I am so totally bummed by this crap. I think the profiles presented to me as "possible matches" MUST be real because I've never seen a larger grouping of women that I would rather up-chuck and eat it than meet with, let alone go out with. The carousel just confirms all the homeliest people I've ever seen. I'm sorry - maybe I'm conceited, but, um, I'm good-looking, attractive, professionally employed - these are NOT the types of women I would ever even talk to. SOO glad I didn't pay. I will make ONE exception - her profile seemed genuine - it said she was only 3 miles away. One measley picture, but there was something about her. I wasn't about to pay to subscribe to get tons of pictures of UGLY WOMEN, so I couldn't contact "Rachel." After a few of her tries and not contacting me, she apparently turned off her profile. Well, "Rachel," if you're out there and REAL, I'm sorry I missed you. I'm turning my profile off of the SHxxTTY site as well...
It's a scam
I can't believe there's still scam out there like zoosk when everybody else is offering this for free.
Don't waste your time and money!
No rating deserved
Just riddled with scammer profiles to pull you in. Rest of the profiles is just not interesting. Glad I only paid for one month, but even that was wasted completely....dont even try
waste of time and money. should be shut down.
Zoosk shows a profile viewed when in fact it WASNT
If you page through to see who viewed your profile, Zoosk is telling that person you viewed their profile. So everytime you page through to delete people who you think viewed you, it looks like you just viewed that person... Which is a great way to encourage unwanted attention by people you have no interest in. And people wonder how stalkers are born... maybe because a site like this encourages them!
3.5 days of use and I'll chalk that lost money up to a lesson learned... unsubscribed and delete. Painful lession, but Thank God I only got suckered into a 3 month subscript... but ouch, I so could have done something better with that money.
This is a horrible site. Do not give it money. There are many scammers on it. The only person worth chatting with (according to picture and profile) turned out to be a fraud. I googled the picture after the conversation got weird and it came up as a picture that has been used in multiple frauds. I sent it to the FBI. Zoosk should be shut down.
Does not even deserve the one star!
First you pay to become a memember, then you have to pay to actually even have a conversation with a connection! what a scam! DO NOT WASTE your money on this site... have been on for almost six months, not renewing of course and have not met ONE person. Also, I know people who closed their account and the profile still comes up! So of course you do not know if the person even has an active account anymore! SCAM! Stay away! I am praying that I do not get any charges on my account after my sub. is up!
Not even worth a star
I totally agree. I just spent the last hour on the phone between Zoosk and my bank. I had $200 worth of charges show up in my bank account this morning from Zoosk. I have NEVER used this site AND I certainly have NEVER given them any credit card/debit card information. After a lot of back and forth, zoosk informed me that it was in fact fraudulent activity and EY shut it down and will be refunding my money. I, along with my bank think that this is still very suspicious so I have also filed a dispute claim with my bank against zoosk, if in fact they end up NOT refunding my money. I had to cancel my card and now have to wait 5 business days to receive another. SUCH a pain in the you know what. Not to mention, 4 months ago wVhen i received an email from a friend asking me to "check out" his new pictures that he uploaded in zoosk. Stupid me I clicked on link and then zoosk sent out same email, from my address, to every single person that I have ever sent an email to OR that has sent me an email OR any email chains that I was included on, asking them to "check out" my pictures that I uploaded. Wich I hadn't. Complete nightmare. Iget about 15 emails from zoosk per day. This sort of thing should be illegal. Can you tell that I am fuirous?!?! Don't ever do anything on Zoosk!!!!!!!
Have to Pay to Meet
I made the mistake of having a 3 month paid membership. This should mean that nothing else requires payment. However, if there's a mutual match they require payment to actually contact each other. That's a definite scam. Once you pay, that should be it.
By the way, you have to uncheck the appropriate box or it will renew automatically. They are worse than useless and I would give it less than 1 star if possible.
1 main reason I'm deactivating my account, I can not add my partner from facebook. How awful...
I dont think you should have to pay to meet someone. If they dont like what you say they delete it. I wouldnt recommend anyone to use this site ever. I wouldnt even rate it that high. These people are PATHETIC!
getting the same exact from more than 7 zoosk users at the same time , it explains everything
Garbage, sucked in again
i got sucked in again. not only did i sign up for 3 months. but they added an additional fee. it was supposed to be 59 dollars it turned out to be 80 something dollars . for which they dont give you diddly squat. Story, Whats my story? Try this for starters Today Sunday January 13th . i have sent 20 different so called members a note , chat request or message . Some of these messages were a response to so called chat requests . Story? i got zero answers or responses. I didn't ask any one to marry me or god forbid was i abusive in any way. but zero responses, Am I the only idiot to pay for a member ship? I cant believe i got sucked in again . My profile has been viewed 162 times.How many of the profiles on here are real? how many views are Zoosk computer generated. . I am really disappointed. Thank you.
I smelt rip-off a mile away
So i signed up without paying anything or submitting any financial institution details. Started looking at different profiles, there appears to be two types, real and fake i think. You can tell an odd profile, you cant seem to send typed messages without a profile. The reply to the wink was also intriguing as it said "Thanks. If your in..". Sorry but most girls usually dont start with that. Why cant you just paste some google ads on your site, id prefer that to this 30 dollars for one month. Its a pity as well if the profile is real, but how can i be sure, i just can. Zoosk you've lost my interest.
Just as Bad as Obama's priorities
This site seemd legit. Made a profile winkd at a chick that looked cute. 30 minutes later she sent me a messege that siad she wont be on to chat til later tonight. Went to reply but siad i needed to subcribe. When i first made a profiel it siad chat was free... wtf?... so i proceeded to do the 1 month, filled out endless list of info and total was DOUBLE the amount they siad it would be. Really? might as well go to Plenty of Fish, its free
It's a scam
stay away!!! It's almost as though there's nobody on the site but yourself. You write and write but no answer except for these automated replies. which are meant to make you think that you are being replied too. But your just being deceived. Don't fall for it. Like I did. this is a scam...