Zoosk Blog

  • February 6, 2014

    Congratulations to Zoosk Couple Deanna and Matt from Fort Hood, Texas!

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    Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking Engine has proven to be really effective in finding and introducing mutually compatible singles to each other. Just ask any couple who met on Zoosk. Case in point, Deanna and Matt from Fort Hood, Texas. They met on Zoosk in 2010.

    “I logged onto Zoosk in 2010 and was matched with an Army soldier who lived in Fort Hood, TX at the time. His name was Matthew. I sent him a message and things went from there. On December 11th of 2010, we went on our first date. “

    As a company, our goal is to find you first dates that result in 2nd dates and ultimately in long lasting relationships. That’s why we put so much effort into building the best possible matchmaking engine to serve our customers. Let’s hear what happened to Deanna and Matt after their first date:

    “We were inseparable and the relationship grew emotionally. We moved in together and started our life of being a couple in the same place. We have an amazing relationship and have realized over the years that we are meant to be together. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary this past December and then, right after Christmas, Matt proposed. We’ll be getting married on our 4 year anniversary: December 12, 2014. I would never have met Matt had it not been for Zoosk. Thank you so much for helping me find The One!” –Deanna

    Congratulations to Deanna and Matt, and the many couples around the world who’ve gotten married or met their soul mate because of Zoosk. We love bringing love to the world!

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    If Zoosk matched you up with your true love, share your story with us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com! By submitting your success story and image, you agree that your submission is governed by the Zoosk Success Story Terms, as well as Zoosk’s Terms of Use Agreement. Happy Zoosking!

  • February 5, 2014

    Congrats to Damien and Nicole, Zoosk Couple from Queensland Australia!

    Congrats to Damien and Nicole from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia! The blissful couple met online dating on Zoosk last year and are now deeply in love. Damien wrote us to share his success story:

    “I was on Zoosk for four months when I saw Nicole’s beautiful picture and knew I had to contact her. We chatted for about three weeks before we decide to meet. We finally met in person and it was love at first sight. We hung out and spent four weeks together, really getting to know each other, and it was awesome! Then Nicole went overseas for three months traveling Europe. Those were honestly the hardest three months I have experienced. During that time we kept in contact nearly every day, which helped a lot. Then one of the best days happened in our story – Nicole arrived back in Australia. Since then we’ve decided to move in together and now live on the Gold Coast. As of today we have been together for ten months and we keep falling deeper in love. We have decided to get married next year. So thank you to all the people who make Zoosk possible and can make people’s lives magical like ours!”

    We are so happy for Damien and Nicole and wish them all the blessings in the world.

    We love getting such positive Zoosk reviews from satisfied customers. If Zoosk matched you up with your true love, share your story with us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com! By submitting your success story and image, you agree that your submission is governed by the Zoosk Success Story Terms, as well as Zoosk’s Terms of Use Agreement. Happy Zoosking!

  • January 29, 2014

    Super Bowl 2014 Will Give One City A Better Shot At Love

    As the nation prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII to kick off this Sunday, there’s plenty of speculation for who will walk away with the championship title. Undoubtedly, emotions will run high during this game, as they did throughout the playoffs, so we took a look at anonimyzed behavioral data from thousands of our members to see what kind of effect winning and losing has on dating activity in different cities.

    Seattle and Denver – listen up! Even if your team doesn’t win the big game on Sunday, there may be a silver lining to losing.

    Looking at activity in each of the cities that participated in conference championship games this month, Zoosk found:

    - When your team wins, you spend Monday talking about football among friends and co-workers.

    - When your team loses, you seek comfort in companionship, turning attention to your love life.

    - Denver users send 15% less messages and view 32% less profiles than average on the Mondays after their playoff wins.

    - Seattle users send 51% less messages and view 60% less profiles than average on the Mondays after their playoff wins.

    - San Francisco users sent 40% more messages and viewed 32% more profiles on the Monday after their loss to Seattle than on the Mondays following their playoff wins on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12.

    - Boston users sent out 79% more messages and viewed 73% more profiles on the Monday after their loss to Denver than on the Monday against their playoff victory over Indianapolis.

    SUPER BOWL PREDICTIONS: LOVE LIVES OF FANS

    According to the activity we’ve seen during the past two Super Bowls, fans wait to learn the outcome of the game before engaging in online dating activities.

    - During last year’s Super Bowl, the number of messages sent between users was 17% less than the average Sunday evening.

    - On non-mobile devices, there were 20% less messages sent than on average.

    - On mobile devices, 11% less messages were sent than average.

    - Come Monday, February 3, Zoosk predicts fans of the losing team will be online looking for love, while fans of the winning team will be out celebrating.

    For more information on this study, please contact:

    David Pedersen
    dpedersen@zoosk.com

  • January 23, 2014

    Congratulations to Mark and Tammy from Iowa on their Zoosk success story!

    Zoosk‘s Behavioral Matchmaking™ scores another hit! Mark and Tammy from Ottumwa, Iowa, were matched up by our service. They wisely got to know each other online for two months before meeting in person and falling in love. We’re absolutely thrilled to share their success story – and engagement – with you today.

    Zoosk matched us up and for two months we chatted, phoned, emailed, and got to know each other on the inner level. I met my perfect partner. We got engaged this past December. Thank you Zoosk!”

    If Zoosk matched you up with your soulmate, share your story with us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com! By submitting your success story and image, you agree that your submission is governed by the Zoosk Success Story Terms, as well as Zoosk’s Terms of Use Agreement. Happy Zoosking!

  • January 22, 2014

    Weather and Dating: How The Conditions Outside Can Affect Your Chances At Finding Love!

    Are you a Californian, experiencing atypical high temperatures during the supposed winter season? Or are you a New Yorker, suffering through blisteringly low temperatures and record amounts of snow? No matter what state you live in, this much is clear: the winter season has certainly brought out some of the most extreme, bizarre weather we’ve seen in recent memory.

    During the month of November 16th to December 16th, we analyzed and compared anonymized data of thousands of Zoosk subscribers in some of the biggest metropolitan cities in the United States to see what kind of dating patterns and activity resulted from these unseasonably cold and warm temperatures.

    If you are looking for love in the cities of San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Boston, or Miami, check out our data below to see how weather affects online dating activity in your city. A rainy/sunny/foggy/snowy day could increase your chance at finding that special someone!

    RAIN: Don’t rush to update your profile when it’s raining out, unless you live in NYC or Miami.

      - Online dating activities decrease in Chicago, Houston and LA on rainy days.
      - NYC and Miami both experience a 5% increase in sign-ups on rainy days.

    SNOW: When the snowflakes start to fall, it’s time to log-in to your online dating profile!

      - NYC: 56% more messages sent; 38% more profiles viewed.
      - Chicago: 34% increase in messages sent; 31% increase in profile views
      - Denver: 15% increase in profile views; 12% decrease in messages sent.

    FOG: Online dating sign-ups roll in with the fog – with the exception of ever-so-foggy San Francisco.

      - SF: signups decrease by 13%.
      - Phoenix: 45% increase in sign-ups.
      - Miami: 5% more women sign up; 18% more men sign up.
      - Chicago: 15% more women sign up; 5% more men sign up.
      - NYC: 9% increase in sign-ups.

    THUNDERSTORMS: It’s hit or miss for where to find thunderstorm-induced sign-ups, but this much is clear – during a thunderstorm:

      - Men in Phoenix are 12% more likely to sign up for Zoosk.
      - Women in Chicago are 15% more likely to sign up for Zoosk.
      - Houston and Miami see an 8% overall increase in sign-ups.

    Traveling between cities or thinking about moving? We also compared temperature thresholds in several cities to see what kind of similar activity level matched up with respective temperatures.

      - San Francisco singles date the same amount – around 17% less than normal – on a 70 degree day as LA singles do on a 45 degree day
      - San Francisco singles date the same amount – around 15% more than normal – on a 45 degree day as LA singles do on a 70 degree day.
      - New York singles date the same amount – around 6% more than normal – on a 75 degree day as Miami singles do on a 55 degree day.
      - Chicago singles date the same amount – around 10% more than normal – on a 10 degree day as Houston singles do on an 85 degree day
      - Seattle singles date the same amount – around 15% more than normal – on a 75 degree day as Phoenix singles do on a 100 degree day.
      - Seattle singles date the same amount – around 8% less than normal – on a 45 degree day as Phoenix singles do on a 70 degree day.

    For more information on this study, please contact:

    David Pedersen
    dpedersen@zoosk.com

  • January 21, 2014

    Zoosk Success Story: Sharon and Michael from Gilbert, Arizona

    Congrats to Sharon and Michael from Gilbert, Arizona! The pair met on Zoosk and are very much in love. Sharon says her relationship felt natural from the get-go, and that Michael was such a great match for her, being with him was effortless. At Zoosk, we want everyone to have the best possible dating experience, which is why our Behavioral Matchmaking™ technology learns about the types of people you’re interested in as you click. This helps us present you with singles you’re most likely to hit it off with, the way Sharon and Michael hit it off.

    “We knew after the first conversation that we were definitely a match. Meeting each other face to face just confirmed our beliefs. We are committed to making this work and certainty clear at this age and stage in our life that this is what we both want. There is such a synchronistic movement between us. It feels so natural, no effort. I became aware of Zoosk from the Steve Harvey show. Thanks Zoosk for being the catalyst to bring my soulmate to me!”

    If you also met your soulmate while online dating on Zoosk, share your story with us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com! By submitting your success story and image, you agree that your submission is governed by the Zoosk Success Story Terms, as well as Zoosk’s Terms of Use Agreement. Happy Zoosking!

  • January 17, 2014

    Congrats to Californians Brad and Julie for finding love on Zoosk!

    Brad and Julie from Santa Barbara, California are now happily in love after meeting on Zoosk. Brad took the time to send us his heartwarming success story, and we’re thrilled to share it with you. Here’s how Brad found love on Zoosk, in his own words:

    “When I noticed Julie’s picture, and read her profile, I immediately sent her a message. In the message, I made sure to mention something thing about her profile, to make it clear I had read it.

    It took a day or so, but Julie eventually responded. About one week after I first sent her a message, she drove up from Redondo Beach to Santa Barbara for the day.

    She stepped out of the car and things got pretty fuzzy after that. She was stunning – short shorts, long legs, perfect in every way. By the end of the night I was holding her hand. I didn’t even realize it at the time. Julie had to tell me later! The first moment I heard Julie laugh that night, I started to fall in love.

    Thank you Zoosk! I’ve found love thanks to you!”

    If you also met your special someone online dating on Zoosk, share your story with us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com! By submitting your success story and image, you agree that your submission is governed by the Zoosk Success Story Terms, as well as Zoosk’s Terms of Use Agreement. Happy Zoosking!

  • January 10, 2014

    Congrats to Zoosk couple Frankie and Bobby from Louisville, Kentucky!

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    The holidays may be over but the spirit of the season isn’t. At least not for Frankie and Bobby. The adorable couple from Louisville, Kentucky met while online dating on Zoosk and fell in love last year, and wrote to share their Zoosk success story and photo (which was taken on Christmas day) with us!

    “Both of us had only been on Zoosk for about a month before we began chatting through the site. This picture was taken on Christmas Day. We just celebrated our first Christmas together and are looking forward to a lifetime of duplicates!” –Frankie

    Love is the best present of all, isn’t it? Congratulations guys, and thanks for sharing your story!

    Did you find love on Zoosk too? Share your story with us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com! By submitting your success story and image, you agree that your submission is governed by the Zoosk Success Story Terms, as well as Zoosk’s Terms of Use Agreement. Happy Zoosking!

  • January 9, 2014

    Nice to meet you

    Zoosk’s matchmaking algorithm makes online dating easier and more fun. Zoosk learns as you click to improve the quality of your matches. If you’re curious about how it works, watch this video. Then leave the magic to us!

  • January 7, 2014

    Congrats to Tim and Chantal from South Africa for finding love on Zoosk!

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    Zoosk is offered in 80 countries and is supported in 25 different languages, and we love hearing from people all over the world who’ve found love on our site, like Tim and Chantal from South Africa. Chantal wrote us to share her success story:

    “Met my best friend and my soul mate thanks to Zoosk. For our first date, he took me for lunch and we chatted until one in the morning in the same place we went for lunch! The staff started to clean all around us before we realized it was closing time. And after that we were just two souls that met their better half. We moved in together and got engaged this past November. If it wasn’t for Zoosk I would still be alone. He is the best thing that ever happened to me and my kids (now our kids as he calls them). Thank you for restoring both our faith in love again. And I hope the other people will find love like we did!” –Chantal

    We wish them all the best! Congrats guys!

    Did you find love on Zoosk too? Share your story with us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com! By submitting your success story and image, you agree that your submission is governed by the Zoosk Success Story Terms, as well as Zoosk’s Terms of Use Agreement. Happy Zoosking!