Zoosk Blog

  • April 23, 2014

    Single Men Between 55-70: Here’s Your Chance to Date a Celebrity!

    If you’re a 55-70 year old single man who is interested in going on a date with a beautiful, well-known female celebrity on the Queen Latifah Show, this could be your chance! Zoosk has partnered with Queen Latifah to find our mystery celebrity a date. She’s looking for a classy, active man who enjoys travel, Italian food, and is willing to take her dancing. Bonus points if you love tennis and have a great sense of humor.

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    When you email us at press@zoosk.com, please share your age, location, cell phone number, and three reasons why you’re the right match for our celebrity! If the Queen Latifah show thinks you’re the right fit, you’ll be hearing from them directly! Good luck!

  • April 22, 2014

    Zoosk Survey: Your Favorite Way to Date

    Zoosk wants to know more about the way you date. Help us figure out what YOU want.

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  • April 22, 2014

    Happy Earth Day: Travelers Report Their Top 5 Most Romantic Escapes

    We asked 5 top travel bloggers to submit their top 5 most beautiful romantic destinations from around the world. Exotic beaches, plush rainforests, majestic mountains made the list, and it’s easy to see why.

     

    The Traveling Panties recommends:

    1. Kruger National Park, South Africa

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    2. Nevis

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    3. Koh Samui, Thailand

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    4. Antigua

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    5. Carmelo, Uruguay

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    When you’re looking to getaway, The BikeHike suggests:

    1. Sahara Desert, Morocco

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    2. Rocky Mountains, Canada

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    3. Cappadocia, Turkey

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    4. Monteverde, Costa Rica

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    5. Dalmation Coast, Croatia

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    Ever In Transit’s Cassie Kifer had trouble leaving:

    1. Frenchman’s Cove Beach, Jamaica

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    2. Molokai, United States

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    3. Atami, Japan

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    4. Mendocino, United States

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    5. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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    The Travel Bite says you’re missing out if you don’t visit:

    1. Hermanus, South Africa

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    2. Seaside, Florida

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    3. Bologna, Italy

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    4. Dubrovnik, Croatia

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    5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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    Globetrotter, Jenny McIver, says grab your passport and head to the following: 

    1. Aitutaki, Cook Islands

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    2. Easter Island, Chile

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    3. Ile des Pins, New Calcedonia

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    4. Pleneau Bay, Antarctica

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    5. Sulawesi, Indonesia

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    If you haven’t packed your bags yet, contributor Corina Quinn reminds you why exploration is always a good idea: “Anyone who’s been struck by the travel bug—or a full-fledged case of wanderlust—knows the rewards that come with exploring new terrain. The triumph of navigating a city where your language is barely known; the suspense of ordering blind off a menu then becoming giddy by what’s brought out on the plate; the awe of viewing a monument older than you can count; the hollowness in your chest when you come home changed in ways only discernible within. It’s a heady mix that can make you keenly present in your life and in the moment. Few things beat sharing those discoveries with the person you love.”

  • April 21, 2014

    Zoosk Voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area!

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    Our daters aren’t the only ones in love these days; Zoosk employees are loving their careers. After surveying employees at hundreds of companies across the Bay Area, The San Francisco Business Times ranked Zoosk as the #31 Best Medium Size company to work for in the entire region!

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    Work Hard. Play Hard

     If you want to empower everyone to lead a more fulfilling love life (our mission!) and wouldn’t mind upgrading to an office that welcomes your furry pet, hosts catered dinner every night, and invites the occasional masseuse or harpist to relax and entertain – you’ll love working at Zoosk!

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    If you’re an ambitious self starter who frequently thinks outside the box, we hope you’ll peruse our list of openings.

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    Find your perfect career match at http://www.zoosk.com/careers

  • April 21, 2014

    Congratulations Zoosk Newlyweds Jennifer and Jeremiah!

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    After Zoosk introduced Jennifer and Jeremiah, sparks flew immediately.  One coffee date later, the two were inseparable. Two years after meeting for coffee, Jennifer and Jeremiah visited Disney World and experienced a vacation they would never forget…Jeremiah proposed! Jennifer writes: “Zoosk, I want to thank you so much for helping me meet Jeremiah.”

    We wish Jennifer and Jeremiah so much love and happiness!

    Did Zoosk introduce you to the love of your life? We want to hear all about it!  Let us know here, and we’ll feature your love story!

  • April 18, 2014

    “Everything Just Fell Into Place” for Zoosk Couple Minette and Pine

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    After Zoosk introduced Minette to Pine, the couple was inseparable. A single date in early September led to a perfect partnership. After selling her house and moving to closer to Pine, Minette couldn’t been happier:

    “Everything just fell into place as we proceeded with our relationship. I am so blessed to have this wonderful man in my life. Both our previous marriages were happy, but we lost our partners to cancer. There is so much that we share, because we have the same outlook on life and have shared similar experiences.  We both are deep Christians, and I think that this makes our relationship so much stronger. We also both love music and play together a lot, which is also deepening our relationship. In December 2013, we got married; it’s a wonderful marriage and relationship.”

    Congratulations to you both; we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

     

    Did Zoosk introduce you to the love of your life? We want to hear all about it! Share the details here, and we’ll feature your love story!

  • April 13, 2014

    The Top 10 Most and Least Open-Minded Cities for Singles Will Surprise You

    When it comes to finding love, some people are more flexible on dating criteria than others; our latest Zoosk study identifies where these open-minded daters live. For our study, open-mindedness specifically describes how willing a person is to date someone different from himself of herself.

    After using advanced data technology to analyze nearly 1 million user conversations, our brilliant data nerds captured the following results:

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    If your city didn’t score highly on open-mindedness overall, you might find it ranked on specific dating criteria. We picked our hottest topics and figured out where the most and least open-minded singles live across the US.

     

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    For more information, please direct your inquiries to press@zoosk.com. Like what you see? Find more dating infographics here.

  • April 11, 2014

    Tali and Steve: Perfect Chemistry in Bristol, CT

    FB_SuccessStory_PhotoFrame_TaliandSteve When Tali and Steve were ready for something serious, they turned to Zoosk. “We knew what we were interested in–nothing fake or “just for fun,” writes Tali. Her faith in Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking technology paid off; it led to a perfect introduction:

    “We couldn’t stop going back to each others profiles. There was an inexplicable attraction. Steve finally took the plunge and sent me a message. We both expressed our mutual attraction for each other and started chatting. Zoosk messages turned into FB messages, which turned into texts, phone calls and FaceTime. We met for brunch for our first date which lasted all day. It was an amazing day which neither of us will forget!”

    Tali and Steve have been together since their first date, and they can’t wait to enjoy more life experiences together in and around Connecticut. We wish them the best in life and in love!  If you’ve met the love of your life on Zoosk, we want to hear all about it!  Let us know here, and we’ll feature your love story!      

  • April 10, 2014

    ADVICE: Help! I’m in the Friend Zone

    Dear Joan Actually

    I definitely blew it. I’ve liked this girl for months, but she sees me as a friend. It’s at the point where she’s telling me about another guy she likes. I did everything I could to be a good dude–I brought her soup when she was sick and helped her get a new job. But, it’s like these things have worked against me. I want to make a move, but I’m not even sure it’s worth is at this point.  How can I get out of this friend zone?

    -Houston, TX

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    Ahh the friend zone—romantic purgatory for the overly accommodating. It’s where you’ll end up when your romantic interest likes you, but not in a romantic way. Getting friend zoned is frustrating and painful. Despite your best attempts to show your “friend” how well you could fit the role of significant other, your “friend” just doesn’t see it. It’s torture.  It’s also the closest you’ll come to feeling like a neutered animal.

    There’s no better expert on avoiding the friend zone than Psychology Today’s Dr. Jeremy Nicholson. With over 10 years of experience studying dating, relationships, and persuasion, he understands what you’re going through. I took some notes from his playbook to help you ditch the dreaded friend zone in 5 Easy Steps:

    1) Be Prepared to Walk  – Your friend zone problem stems from an imbalance; you value someone more than he or she values you. You can’t force someone to value your company, but you can choose to find someone that values you more. “If you’re not getting what you want it’s time to walk,” says Dr. Nicholson. Afterall, he adds, “being ‘needy’ is no way to negotiate.”

    2) Fill Your Calendar – We’ve all heard “distance makes the heart grow fonder,” right? Well, put that saying to the test. Create some space between you and your “friend”. Give this person the opportunity to miss you. “If they truly appreciate you,” adds Dr. Nicholson, “then your absence will make them miss you and want you more.” If, however, your absence has gone unnoticed, it’s time to move on.

    3) Entertain Other Options – Remember, you’re not taken. So, go ahead and meet some new talent. Then, casually bring up the new romantic possibilities to your “friend.” Why would this work? “Because people value the things they might lose,” says Dr. Nicholson. “If you are “busy” with other people, you might just find your friend a bit more eager and motivated for your time and attention.”

    4) Ask for Favors – Dr. Nicholson has surprising news: “Contrary to popular belief, people like you more when THEY do favors for you, rather than when you do the favor for them.” Apparently, the more “your friend” invests in you, the more valued you will become. Your days as an errand boy have ended; it’s time for you to relax.

    5) Appreciate Good Behavior – When your “friend” behaves the way you like—affectionately or romantically, for example—show your appreciation and reciprocate. In other words, reward the response you want. “Being attentive and affectionate, only when your friend does what you like, encourages your friend to continue those behaviors,” says Dr. Nicholson. “Also, ignoring him or her if he or she behaves badly helps to reduce unwanted behaviors.”

     

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    Zoosk will never put you in the friend zone. So, go ahead. Tell us how you feel.

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  • April 9, 2014

    Have You Met The One? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

    1. Do you feel secure?

    When you are with the right person, it’s hard to imagine him or her being with anyone else. You don’t worry when your partner is out late or bumps into an ex, because you know–with certainty–that you are together.

    2. Do you share similar values?

    Having a partner who wants the same things out of life is an important factor for long-term success.  For example, if you’re interested in world travel whereas your partner is more interested in starting a family, you will inevitably encounter some big problems. However, if you both value similar things—lifestyle, family, career—your relationship is more likely to endure.

    3. Do you put each other first?

    If your partner’s opinions and feelings are a big part of your decision making by default, you’re already living as an “us” instead of living as a “part” of a relationship. When you both derive satisfaction from making each other happy, you’re well on your way to building a fantastic future together.

    4. If you fight, do you seek real solutions and make up quickly?

    If fighting is less about being right and more about solving problems and improving the relationship, you’re on the right track.

    5. Do you feel comfortable doing mundane things together?

    In life, there’s a lot of downtime between the fun stuff. Are you with someone who enjoys being with you at the grocery store, at your grandparent’s house, at the DMV? If so, you can relax. You’re with a long-term prospect.

     

    Posted by Joan Actually