Match vs Zoosk: Battle of the Best Dating Site

Compatibility is king when it comes to online dating with the future in mind. If you’re looking for something less casual you’re going to want a site which helps you every step of the way to happily ever after. But who reigns supreme?


The right dating site makes all the difference. So if you're looking for something serious, and want a dating site to match, you need to know where to head to. Comparing features, users and matching quality, find out who reigns supreme.

Reputation & Userbase

Zoosk and Match.com are both big names in the dating arena.

Match, launched in 1995, is one of the earliest pioneers in online dating.

The service has had a lot of time to tweak their algorithm and features to provide a good experience for their members. They're practically synonymous with successful online dating, as they have facilitated more relationships than any other site.

Zoosk is newer to the scene, and although they boast a more active userbase (3 million messages sent daily),  they lack the name recognition that Match has. Winner: Match

Signup & Profile

Signup on both sites is really simple. If you have a Facebook account you can connect to it and use the information to build your profile, making sign-up a one-click process.

If you don’t have one, sign up on Zoosk is as simple as entering in a few personal details. 

Match’s profile process can be a bit more lengthy, but for good reason.

The site generates matches based on the information you submit in the “About You" and “About Your Date" sections, so it’s important to take the time to fill those out and be specific about what you’re looking for.  Winner: Match

Matching Quality

Both dating sites have rich, intuitive features and generate automatic matches based on the information you disclose at sign-up.

Match.com sends compatible profiles every day but you can also search on your own and apply a range of filters to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking tool is a definite stand-out. The unique algorithm continuously learns your likes and dislikes and suggests matches based on these preferences.

So the more you use the site, the better the site understands what it is you’re looking for - which means more accurate matches. Winner: Zoosk​

Bonus Features

One of Zoosk’s most highly rated bonus is its security feature. Zoosk’s photo verification software ensures that any photo you upload to the site is the real deal - so no fake profiles here. 

Match has some of their own nifty features. The “Reverse Match”allows you to see what kind of people are searching for someone like you, to give you a better sense of who’s out there.

Match also has great offline events, which include not only the standard bar nights but also more lively events (cooking classes, salsa nights) that take off any of the added pressure that comes with mingling with strangers. Winner: Match

Bottom Line

Zoosk and Match both offer great features, a huge pool of users and are extremely mobile-friendly, which makes it easy to browse profiles and chat from anywhere.

But thanks to added features like singles nights and a bit more focus on compatibility, Match takes home top prize in this battle. 

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