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 crap, 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!!!