Started out as one of the first integrated Facebook apps back in 2007, Facebook Zoosk aims to be one of the easier dating apps. All you need to do is connect your Facebook or Google account before searching for love.
The dating app offers some of the best features, these features are:
- Quick sign-up process
- It has an effective search tool
- Provides a basic interface that is easy to navigate.
Getting Started with Facebook Zoosk
Zoosk is available as both an iOS app and Android app, as well as via web browser. Whatever your platform pick, the app prompts you to sign up with Facebook or through your Google account, an option most dating apps don’t offer. You can choose to not link either account, but that means you start with a bare-bones profile.
After telling Zoosk your age and who you’re looking for, the service prompts you to upload a photo, fill out a short self-assessment that includes body type, education, ethnicity, parental status, and the all-important smoker-status question.
While other apps like eharmony, OkCupid, require a more extensive profile-building process to make sure you’ve revealed enough about yourself to snag a proper match, Zoosk allows you to browse after you have provided that surface-level information about yourself.
Zoosk regularly prompts you to add more profile information and confirm your email. Once your email is confirmed, you’re allowed to select a display name and add a profession, income, marital status, and so on.
Zoosk’s search function is quick and easy to understand. There’s no swiping left or any other way to discard profiles that don’t interest you. You just scroll past them one by one. Scroll down to see a new profile; if you find a potential match, scroll right to see photos and profile information and you can Scroll back up if you think you bypassed someone you might be interested in.
However, if you want the Tinder-like experience, Zoosk also offers a separate Carousel search function that lets you tap a red X or a green checkmark to indicate your feelings on that member. Although unlike Tinder, once you make that choice, you don’t get to go any deeper into a user’s profile.
Facebook Zoosk Interface and Profile
Zoosk’s interface is pretty basic as you mostly swipe through profile photos and review the basic personality details required by the signup process.
If you want to express interest in a member, you can tap a smiley face, which indicates friendship, or a heart icon, which indicates more than friendship.
For extra credibility, you can verify your profile using a photo, your phone number, or Twitter. This stamps a green checkmark on your profile to prove that you are legit.
Zoosk sends you an email every day highlighting one person whom the service feels like you match with based on your preferences, which takes some of the work out of searching.
This is because Zoosk uses an algorithm called “Behavioral Matchmaking” that claims to learn more about what you’re looking for in a match.