According to App Appeal, in August 2012 Zoosk was the fifth most popular dating app in the world and the third in the US. I worked for over 25 years in the consumer electronics industry and find that the user experience is subpar on a number of levels.And The Wall Street Journal ranked Zoosk #29 on its The Next Big Thing 2011 – The Top 50 Venture-Funded Companies list, up from the #42 spot the previous year. Not-so-smart picks of people hundreds of miles away, lack of sorting capabilty (like seeing those who live closest first), ability to recognize or acquire some sort of filtering automatically - how many times does one need to click NO on a certain type of person before it goes into a learned profile?This makes for a lot of wasted time having to go through profiles that aren't even close to what I'm looking for.I've signed up for three months but doubt that I will renew. This is my first dating site so I'm hoping the others aren't the order to keep you interested, the site sends you messages "so and so wants to chat" that are fake from people you have shown an interest in.
Zoosk was also one of Facebook's first applications, debuting just weeks after the launch of Facebook Platform/API on May 24, 2007.
Coins can be used to buy Gifts, arrange for a Special Delivery, receive Delivery Confirmation for email messages, and Boost your profile.
Zooskers can also “play” Carousel, a rapid-fire round of profile pictures to which you must answer “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe.” Coins are earned for positive responses.
I also find that most of the pictures are very poor quality or several years old even though the system says it has to approve all pictures and profile postings.
Also, when I specify my search parameters, the system still includes what it thinks I'd like.