WHAT THEY SAY: Zoosk.com is a safe, fun, and delightful online dating site for millions of singles to interact and search for their matches. As the fastest growing social dating network, Zoosk seamlessly integrates with the most popular social networking sites including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and Hi5. Zoosk is headquartered in San Francisco, California. About Our Member Community: Leveraging the collective voice of our enthusiastic users to spread the word about Zoosk, we have fostered a community of 20 million members (a.k.a. zooskers) spanning over 40 countries around the globe.
WHAT WE FOUND: Zoosk.com is a free to join online community that attempts to help you find people close to you to become friends or more. Joining was simple, just a few questions about yourself and your likes and dislikes and a photo to be uploaded.
The last page of completing your date card is a testimonials page that you should have a friend fill out for you, much like a reference on your resume. I have not come across this before, while reviewing any dating service online, so it's an interesting, if not unique, feature. So your member profile section is actually called your date card. Your inbox is your Zoosk box and the two hearts in the top right corner of your date card are your favorites. This is where free turns into pay.
Cost is very inexpensive at about what you'd pay for one month at it any other dating service will cost you for a year at Zoosk. I would think that this is because of the newness of the service is only the online a couple of years. And it's lack of membership in more than metropolitan areas.
It is free to send links to show people you're interested. So that will keep you looking through the profiles of others.
Zoosk.com is well laid out, friendly to the eyes, and easy to navigate. Their search is comprehensive and fast but of course needs more members to get good results.
Membership also includes Zoosk coins which are used to purchase virtual gifts to send to others. You can earned these coins by inviting your friends to become members.
Zoosk does send a lot of "You have Zoosk matches waiting" emails if you allow them to send you email. It's a great way to be reminded that you have new matches and you don't have to do any of the tedious searching, the Zoosk system pairs you up.
The new Zoosk desktop is a fun application that keeps you in touch with your account even if you're not browsing the Zoosk.com website or have your browser closed.
Zoosk mobile is also available now, but no review yet on that feature. If you have any comments, please leave them below.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free to join easy profile to fill out. Well laid out service and easy to navigate. Free membership includes sending winks to other members, premium membership required to make contact with others. Straight and same sex personals allowed. Leave email notification son and you'll be emailed new matches as more members join.