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A couple of years ago, I found myself being single again. Eventually I started looking at dating sites, more out of curiosity than looking to find a relationship. I signed up with Zoosk as there a lot of woman locally who use the site. Had a free trial to explore the site and send messages. After the trial period ended, I could still access parts of the site...but like all other dating sites out there...the subscription fees became cost prohibitive.
cost to a more reasonable, Covid-era price.
Good Dating Site. I have met and dated several different gentleman I met on Zoosk. My only complaint is when you click on the bell which takes you to alerts, if someone has only sent you a heart or smiley face you can not access their profile. You can only choose no, maybe or yes. I would like to access their profile before I chose no, maybe or yes. I would also like to be polite and acknowledge them in the event I am not interested.
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I was very hesitant in doing a dating site as I had a horrible experience a year earlier with another site that rhymes with Hatch. I found the quality of men to be better than other sites but did have my share of weirdos. I met my husband the day after i joined and he joined the day prior to me joining. So, we met each other right away; that was October 2017. We were married 2 months ago. He is the best thing that has EVER happened to me (aside from my grandsons).
Conversations and dates I've had with men on Zoosk were very good to excellent matches for me. I felt safe with my dates and they were respectful of my boundaries. Being my favorite, this dating site is no different than the rest in that we have to be very careful about who and how much we choose to trust and who we choose to date. An FBI agent told me that many of the profiles seen on dating apps are not who they appear to be. Both men and women alike have been known to use stock photos or will steal a picture from someone else in order to hide their true identity so their spouses or significant other doesn't find out they're being cheated on.
I have met 2 Long term relationships (women) on Zoosk site. 1 lived on the Jersey shore 1 year 3 months. The other who I am seeing now for almost 1 year lives in Waterbury Ct. I lived with them both. I also had very good luck with just casual dating on this site. I'm very happy with zoosk. I'm 62 retired (male). New Jersey was 67 and a retired school teacher. My current girl is 55 and is a LPN.
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I had signed up for this service back in 2016. I never signed up for the premium subscription, and had just created a free profile. I received a notification that a man had viewed my profile and had also sent a message indicating that he wanted to chat. This was a good looking man who also lived in my small town. When I clicked on it, it immediately prompted me for payment to see his message. I decided to forget about it, but was still interested in seeing his message. A few days later, I see his profile on another dating site that I belonged to, that does allow free messaging back and forth. I decided to say hello, to him, and send a message. I received absolutely no response whatsoever. So I'm convinced that Zoosk used this man's profile to send a fake message, in order to get me to cough up some cash.
In conclusion, steer clear of this website and it's deceptive practices to lure people in.
If you are a man, apart from a very few who can probably get action anywhere, my experience is that the chances of ever actually talking to a human female are extremely low. The site seems stacked with:
2) FAKE views
3) FAKE notifications that someone wants to chat with you
4) FAKE notifications that someone wants to meet you, etc...
When you try to chat with someone after receiving a notification that the person wants to chat with you, you will likely NEVER receive a response. It's like being told by a bully in school, "Hey, that girl said she likes you; go talk to her!" Then, of course, you go and the girl has absolutely no interest in you. I received an e-mail notification that someone wanted to meet me; the pic in the email looked 1-2 decades off of the stated age, and she was listed as being local, but the picture had an out-of-state telephone number written over the face of the lady (which I've heard means the chance is high of the person being a prostitute, if it's even a real person voluntarily posting the pic). Then when I logged into Zoosk, I noticed no such person ever even viewed my profile. According to reviews here, this is a very common occurrence with Zoosk.
Then I played the carousel to about 50% of potential matches, most of which were not even in my same state, and within a couple minutes had 4-5 'views' from the same women, most, again, from out of state and surely wouldn't have bothered looking if they were real women. Again, another very common Zoosk failure. Then one young lady I'd sent a message to earlier yesterday allegedly 'viewed' me again, and I saw a notification pop up saying that she wanted to chat. So I clicked to her profile to begin chatting and noticed she hadn't even read the first message I'd sent (BTW, you have to pay to see if someone has read any messages sent to them each time after...) Many hours later, after midnight, my phone received a notification that my message had been read, and I noticed she had sent me a message, too. I decided to wait until the morning to view it.
I received a ONE-WORD REPLY -- 'yes' to asking if she lived in the same city with the rest of the chat completely ignored, and yet it now shows we're listed as a 'connection,' lol... I replied, 'Nice,' as it was obvious I was wasting my time. I then shortly later received a notice that she wanted to chat. I also paid to see that she had allegedly read my last message. So I sent a message stating the app notified me that she wanted to chat, and I asked if she would like to chat a little. That was allegedly 'read' but not replied to. Then just a bit later I get the notification again that she wants to chat, though she never does...
This is all experienced in just 2 days since I became a paying member and posted one profile pic. I've uploaded a few more today that I felt were a little better just to see if anything might happen. And I filled out all the information -- story, interests, ideal match, etc... So far, nada except for 2-3 views from the same ones that live a state away and are almost surely bots, anyway. They can't even get bots from the city I live in to play mind games? lol.
I hadn't used a dating site since I met my recent wife of 5 years on Match, but I've been able to at least talk to and meet a few women via Match about 6 years ago, and I at least had a fairly lengthy conversation over a few days and nearly met up with one lady via Plenty of Fish 6 years ago. I sincerely doubt the same would happen on Zoosk regardless of how much time (and $) I invested. How can guys be motivated to put effort into messages they know almost certainly won't ever be seen by a real person? You'd be better off trying to make a match with a hardened political opponent you'd have an argument with online, as at least that person exists. Hopefully Match and POF haven't gone heavily in this direction, as well.
*Also, I will make sure to cancel my debit card before canceling the service, as many reviews on this site mention that the company will still charge you after cancelling. You're made to sign an agreement when using PayPal that they can use whatever other method of payment is on the account, so I guess I'll have to delete my bank off there around that time, as well.
In the end, upon realizing you've paid for 3 months of what basically amounts to a horrible carnival ride full of fake garbage with nothing more to see beyond the first 1-1.5 days, it's better to accept and take the loss and to avoid wasting any more time or energy on the site. I got more enjoyment out of writing this review than using that trash site. The only 'positive' thing I've gotten from the site is the ONE-WORD REPLY, lol. I can only say that Zoosk made me feel worse about myself in not being completely 100% confident that real women just won't respond to me, though I'm pretty sure it's all bots. It just amazes me that Zoosk is somehow in ANY measure considered one of the top dating sites.
What a sham(e). I would have been far better off spending the money and time on self-improvement, which is surely a much more realistic way to try and gain interest from women you can actually meet. Hopefully a civil lawsuit will be brought forth at some point and could help reform or even simply help lead to putting such scams out of business. Hopefully this along with the other reviews here will help people to avoid giving ANY money to that 'business.'
I have been a member of the Zoosk dating site for some six months. Today (20 June 2020) I attempted to log into my account only to find that I could no longer access my account. Mind you that I had subscribed to this site. I call the customer service number to complain that my account has been hacked but only to find out that Zoosk had discounted my account. The individual that I was speaking to was from a foreign country because I couldn’t understand her English. Which by the way, makes the customer service interaction even more frustrating. I asked her why my account was disable. She gave me an explanation that I couldn’t understand a word that she stated. I wouldn’t advise anyone to subscribe to this dating site. With all the scammers on the site Zoosk disabled my account without any explanation. Buyer be aware.
I've been on Zoosk for about a month and I have quickly figured out it's full of old profiles. Not only that, when you write something in a chat with another member that Zoosk doesn’t like you writing about, it automatically disappears. If you want to be censored when trying to legitimately chat with someone and let them know about yourself, then this is the site for you. I feel Zoosk is a waste of time and money, I would recommend doing business elsewhere. Zoosk doesn’t want people to know the truth about their poorly run fraudulent dating site. Again, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!
In an attempt to entice me to subscribe to a membership, they submitted a picture of a female along with her details that were contrived. The interests she indicated too closely paralled my expressed interests so much so that it was evident that this person was contrived. There just is no other person with so much similar interests. Watch out folks and don't get suckered in.
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