In an Elite Singles survey, our members were asked how they decide whether they want to go on a date with someone they’ve met online.
47% of Kiwis surveyed said that the decision came down to one major factor: the quality of the messages exchanged.¹There’s no doubt that, when it comes to online dating, first message success counts – but how can you make the most of it?
I'm not sure how they curate potential partners but there doesn't seem to be any logic to the method. I got a very low rate of replies and began to wonder why. (In other words, Zoosk was letting me waste my time sending messages that could not be read unless recipient had a subscription) Only someone with subscription can reply UNLESS I pay another 9.99/month for "premium messaging." I called Zoosk and ask how many of the advertised number of members were actually subscribers and they would not tell me. I now think this was a Zoosk employee who was writing me the 2 weeks. When I called to ask for a refund because the matches did not meet the parameters I established on the site, the rep said that there are no refunds. I'll just find other venues because these dating sites are just not worth it. They reactivated my subscription after I unsubscribed and debited my MC card without my authorization. They are preying on singles and trying to milk them to the very maximum. And if you do not upgrade to their premium service or use their coin system to be sure your message is delivered you may get your feelings hurt by not receiving at least a reply. If they added some new profiles, they were members without subscription that I couldn't not send messages.
I cancelled my subscription and terminated my account - permanently. Whole experience made me feel Zoosk is very misleading!!! I don't know how it got on my Safari web data and it won't go away when I clear my data. They post fake accounts that send you fake messages to get you to subscribe. I winked at two different women & received the exact same reply from both: "I enjoy winks, but I like messages better.:)" Of course, I didn't see these replies until I paid 30 bucks to join. Astoundingly, one of them wrote me back, but her English was abominable. I would not recommend this site for serious relationship seekers. Most my messages were not delivered and replies to my messages were automated Zoosk messages.
When many people think of online dating, they think of all the World of Warcraft addicts and goth kids from high school getting together online trying to get dates.
I actually felt the same way about it until I undertook a research project a year and a half ago that led me to join 18 different dating sites, going on a date with a girl from each one.
“I don’t want my picture up on a dating site,” they say. There’s no way you’re going to find great people to date online if you don’t have enough commitment to post at least one picture and fill out 90% of the fields on your profile page.I initially subscribed as a free member and almost immediately started receiving messages, winks, and a surprising number of views. After spending some time on the site I learned there is no relevance or value as to who viewed you.The site "serves" profiles to you, so views are going to happen whether someone is interested or not. Once, again I contacted customer service & received no response but continued to be sent profiles of women.Very rarely was anything of substance shared there and more or less, everyone had the same opportunity to meet and connect with others.The interactions were unique because of the anonymity given by using My Space.