Glad I stumbled across this after googling whether or not to sign up for Zoosk. Their marketing and business ethics are very off. I'm not sure how Facebook allows them to be a partner using such methods. I'm glad I didn't sign up, but after being a free member from my Facebook account I got a few messages from some cute girls but I couldn't respond to them! So they sucker you in with fake profiles so you'll pay for a membership. Really scammy situation.
Ok cupid is a free site and so is POF. Okcupid is better in certain ways than POF. They both have fake accounts galore but its free and regular people of both sexes use them. In about five years using both I've met around six girls that I had a connection with and dated. I'm still seeing one of them regularly. Of course I've met about a dozen total maybe 15 and the rest just didn't work out. I'd recommend POF or Okcupid for anyone who doesn't want to pay, but you will pay for the amount of time you spend on the site with no luck. Just the nature of online dating I suppose. I have no experience with Match.com or any of the other ones. I've heard Adult friend finder is also a huge scam site.
The site sucks...doesn't help you match with anyone, and they keep asking for more money for other services. Have not seen anyone worth responding to, and the search of potential people exceed the driving area...like who would want to drive 90 miles to meet someone for a cup of coffee?
You're better off with OK Cupid or Plenty of Fish.
I have spent a fortune on Zoosk...I have had about about 60 invitations and no even one answer..Its complete waste of space and money...dont get trick ..I believe 95% of profiles are fake and it is all about take as more money from your pocket...very frustrated and disapointed
I recently came across a scam on Zoosk. A man sent me a message asking me to email him as his account was about to expire. I did as mine had expired (stupid me for paying).
Said he was working in UK with a huge contracting project with a pipeline. Story about his wife dying of cancer in 2008. His accent seemed a bit funny to me but he said he was living in Atlanta so I thought it may have been a bit mixed. Deep down it sounded like a South African accent.
He said I came up as a match for him. He quickly told me how excited he was that we met. Wanted to come and see me face to face once his project went through inspection. He called a few times and we sent text messages back and forth.
After only about 2 weeks he then sent me a text message saying he ran out of money for supplies which were needed asap as the cost went up and wanted me to loan him 2,250 and that he's pay me back in full with interest.
Well I didn't fall for it and also didn't have it to lend regardless. He got very upset with me and said I didn't care about him. Told me to check with my bank about overdraft and get money off my credit card. LOL I said I didn't have either.
Then I got an email saying I was shallow and he was glad he didn't spend the money to come and meet me.
He went by the name of Larry Bryan or Brian as he had it in his email address.
I found it strange from the beginning that he wanted to meet me so quickly. Even his conversations were very "deep". I kept asking for pictures of himself but he only ever sent one additional one and it was so small I couldn't make out if it was even the same person. Lots of things made me suspicious from the beginning and in the end my instincts were right on.
OMG! This is probably the same guy that contacted me...South African accent and all! Be glad you didn't fall for it bc I did to a certain extent...he is on FB also and changed his name all the time!
That's not all. Even after you have subscribed as a paying member, if someone shows interest in you, and you do the same, you have to "coin up" to respond? And you have to buy those coins if you dont have any. WTF is that?? I already f*kn paid for a membership!!! MF b*tches! F$(CK Zoosk!!
I figured out the same thing too, I sent notices asking for women to chat but I have received no replies yet, I am a decent looking guy too and this surprised me I guess I wasted my money and will try a more professional dating site like E-harmony.
I paid for “Zoosk.” Judging by the comments I am afraid I wasted my money
Zoosk IS A FRAUD!!! simply, You as paying member are nothing but a marketing tool for Zoosk to get new paying members!!? As a paid subscriber you don't know who is a paid or a free member and non-members CAN NOT write back to you even if they wanted too until they join with a paid membership, so your either thinking there not interested but the reality is they can't write back to you and this sucks!! I demand as a full paying subscriber that all people on the site can correspond with me, this is just a pryamid scheme on the backs of the people there collecting money from!
I've been had too,I'm going to learn how to hack and infest them with bugs!.
we've been conned mate simple.
I have now spent $230 on two dating services in the last 18 mos. and still no live date, only messaging contacts. Two of those were from a 'gang' that posts phony profiles (they contact you and are an airline distance from you so that is the excuse for not meeting) You converse off the main site using say YahooMessenger and then if they see you are interested, ask you to send money to them so they can fly to meet you! This was on JDate---to date nothing like that on Zoosk---just idiotic Winking and Virtual Gifts that cost you beyond the $100 for 6 months of viewing the same profiles.
The answer as to whether these ' platonic relationship sites' (versus the social media prostitution networks) work, should be obvious. If they did, they would go out of buisness and only one working service would be needed. Instead they prolifirate, enjoying a success from failure algorithm and man's desire to meet. Do you know of any other business that looses two customers everytime they do what they claim? Get Smart and meet someone at the grocery store!
ive had like 3 women of the tons that flash thru your profile day after day and wont talk when spoken to. when my subsc
I GOT SCAMMED>>> SH!T i was late... to read this thread..:(
zoosk rip me off
I was on as paid member for one day & cancelled as it was all fraudulent as you'll read from oother comments. All true. on how they lure you. Such an outrageous gimmick for such a personal matter. All should beware & not waste your time,As that's what it is, a total waste. If you call your credit card company before three days to dispute due to not as expected, then you get refunded. ZOOSK IS A SCAM. DON'T USE IT.
A piece of junk, as most dating sites!
Just signed up today - and like others have found it to be a complete con! ok luckily I only signed up for one month but it is difficult to navigate i.e. no real instructions as to where to go for what - your search criteria is limited and as others have said - you go on 'carousel' and see fit guys but it you want to connect have to pay extoriante amounts to do so. The actual searches just bring up mostly a load of 'mingers' and people you wouldn't spend the time of day with! Wished I'd read the reviews earlier as wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole but when you google best dating websites this comes up as top! must have paid a fortune to get that status as not good and would not recommend under any circumstances. Don't be fooled!!
Zoosk is a joke in my book. When you get on the site, they show all these profiles. I wrote the names to those profiles down. Then once I signed up on Zoosk to email those profiles, not one of those profiles was on the site. Then on top of that, you pay the $30 then they only let you contact about 7 people then a notification box pops up stating you have reached your limit due to spam. That's just BS in my book. You pay $30 for what? I'm still trying to figure that one out. Then on top of that the ones you do contact, you have no idea if that person is or is not a member and if they can or cannot read the message you send them. Then once you are extremely frustrated with Zoosk and you want to write them as I am right now, guess what, you can't. They give you a stupid 888 number which you can never get through, hmmm go figure. Then to top all this off, once you unsubscribe, they go and continue to take money out of your account. You THINK you have cancelled your presc
Yes I have used it. It's bullshit don't go on it. I joined for one month at 40$. It's fake you send messages and the girls don't get them you just once in a while get a generic message back from Zoosk saying message me back I want to know more but the girls never get the message it's a scam **** zoosk.
I think Zoosk is great. I am a paying member and I can do anything on there. If I want to know when a message is gotten that I sent I just view the carousel and every yes answer you get one coin. Say yes to 20 people you get 20 coins. How easy is that.
Do you work for Zoosk then !!!
It's bad. I signed up for a discounted six month
plan, but didn't know you need to buy coins to communicate
for $20.00. Matches are hit and miss, most are way off on my compatability chart. A big mistake. You can't opt out, you are
stuck for the lenght of your contract without any refunds.
I totally agree this site is a waste of time
all the bad things people wrote and posted is true. and it all happened to me. They are non legit. POF.com is real just mostly fat ugly chicks...
Here's how I figured their scam works.
I was signed up to the free version of Zoosk for about 48 hrs and I think I have their system figured out. It seem awfully suspicious when the show you dozens of matches in your small town when OKC and POF might have 1 or 2 if you're lucky. Not only that but they all respond to you winks within seconds. Amazing, they're online all the time too. Most of the women ate quite good looking more so than OKC and POF and they're constantly "liking" you. And from comments I've read they don't let you contact non paying members. That part was the finall proof for me. If Zoosk really did have that many members who matched in your town, it would make financial sense for them to allow you to contact them because if it really worked people would be happy to pay and continue to pay. But since they don't even have the matches they use the bait and switch to rip people off with phony promises. As for where they get the people, I think they use the most attractive photos of thoe who sign up an recycle them all around the world. That way they dont't have to pay models and they get authentic looking photos free.
It seems to me like OKC would be the best as it's totally free and that would attract the most people because why should I pay for Zoosk or Match.com or eHarmony when I could get the same for free. I haven't had much success with OKC, but at least I've corresponded with real people. My problem is that I'm in a small city in Germany, and the 4 OKC women I've found were half my age. I imagine it might work if you live in a big US city. Does anyone have any experience?