Renowned for its unique combination of social networking and online dating, Zoosk feels less like a dating website and more like a game you won’t want to stop playing. At home on your computer for serious dating or on the move on your smart phone for some casual fun – there’s a way to use Zoosk that can suit you. You don’t ever have to feel the pressure of dating when it’s this simple! Finding a gay partner should be easy and fun and that’s exactly what Zoosk is.
You can either sign up with Facebook or there’s a simple sign up questionnaire. Either way it’s free. You’ll be asked for your gender and preferences, e.g. “I am a man, looking for a man”. Then you’ll fill in your date of birth, your email address and a password. You’ll have the option to provide more information after the sign up process, such as a photo, location, and interests.
The site is really easy to use. Everything about the layout is user friendly. It’s set out more like a game so there are icons for each feature and badges that pop show notifications. It’s easy to search for matches – you put in your preferences when you sign up and you can refine them with age range and within a number of miles to your location. The features are clearly laid out on the side bar and each page comes with instructions. If you want to change any settings, you can go through the search tab and click “edit search” or head to your profile and change account settings from there.
Zoosk lets you know where you rank in its millions of users, and you can buy boosts to make sure you come out on top. You can use Zoosk coins to buy these and enhance your overall experience of Zoosk with gamification and fun!
If you’re not sure what to say when you find your perfect gay match, you can send someone a wink and flirt with them that way, putting the ball in their court to make the introduction.
Social media friendly dating was created by Zoosk, with a popular Facebook app that allows you to connect with other Facebook and Zoosk users. You can also connect via Twitter. Social media can also be used to verify your identity, as well as phone verification and the unique and brand new photo verification system. This allows you to be sure that all users you reach out to are using real photos of themselves, and takes a matter of minutes to set up on your own profile. Simply use the app to send Zoosk a seven second ‘selfie video’ of yourself, and it will be compared to your own photos. Once complete, you have a verified photo status, and will immediately attract more users!
Take a look at your connections tab to see the many ways you can start meeting people. Don’t forget to download Zoosk messenger so you never miss a chat opportunity.
The carousel feature shows you randomly selected gay matches, one at a time. It allows you to click “Yes”, “No” or “Maybe” to them, and use your Zoosk coins to receive more matches! Your SmartPick will choose one man a day that they have scientifically picked for you. The more you use the website, the better SmartPick and Carousel will work for you.
This site makes it really easy to find single people in your area – you can narrow your search down (or widen it!) by gender, age and distance as well as interests and personality types. A picture will really boost your profile ranking, so will filling in as much information as possible. The best search results obviously come with the subscription for the SmartPicks, but even if you haven't subscribed you'll want to keep going back to play on the carousel and win and use coins!
Sign up: free. Includes use of carousel, initial messages, ranking, browsing profiles.
Subscription benefits include full messaging and video chat privileges, access to winks, access to who has viewed you and the full Behavioural Matchmaking technology. This costs £9.99/month for six months, and increases to £14.99/month for 3 months or £24.99 for a one month subscription.
With one of the largest pools of gay daters, and arguably the most technologically advanced scientific matchmaking out there, Zoosk is a great place to find Mr Right, or Mr Right Now!
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