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Zoosk Review

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PROS / There are several different options for searching potential matches.

CONS / You cannot even peek at other members unless you join.

 VERDICT / It takes a fair amount of effort to join this site, but the logic used by Zoosk is bound to be helpful in finding you a match.

Do not let the off-beat name fool you. Zoosk is one of the top online dating sites, and it has a very logical approach to online dating. The Zoosk Behavioral Matchmaking engine uses your actions on the site to help narrow down your dating pool. There is quite a big pool to work with, too. This is one of the online dating websites that is known around the world. It has about 33 million profiles from singles in 80 different countries.

You cannot even get a glimpse of potential dates unless you log in, though. You do not have to be a paying member unless you decide it is worth it, but you do have to log in and fill out a fairly extensive profile before you can do anything. Some sites let you see their members before you join.

With the Zoosk Behavioral Matchmaking engine in the background, you can scroll through a carousel of potential mates. As you indicate interest over and over in a certain type of person it will tailor results in the future to offer potential matches you are likely to want to date.

You can also do a more traditional search, setting your criteria for things that are important to you. Zoosk will then offer a list of possibilities.

A third option for finding matches involves the Zoosk Scientific Matchmaking Service, which will show you a profile every 24 hours that is based on your preferences. You can "like" the match or not and then if that person indicates interest as well Zoosk will facilitate an introduction.

The Zoosk app is a compact version the full site, and it features the same Behavioral Matchmaking technology to help you find the people you are most likely to want to date.

This dating service provides a lot of data that you may or may not use in the Dating Insights. It's nice to have access to it, though. Once you have clicked on a few people that you may like to date, Zoosk can tell you more about their education level, ethnicity, body type, religion and more. You can know the same information about the singles who have shown interest in you.

This site makes for a more game-like experience by incorporating its own currency. Zoosk Coins can help you boost the visibility of your profile and unlock matches.

Summary

With all of the coins, carousels and electronic winking, this is one of the more playful entries we saw in our dating website reviews. Zoosk also has a serious side, too, though. Its Behavioral Matchmaking engine is designed to narrow down your field of matches based on the characteristics you naturally gravitate toward.