How to Sign Up for Zoosk
To sign up for Zoosk, you’ll need to provide an email address or Facebook account. The site asks a few initial questions to gather information, including your gender and the gender you are interested in. The site also requires a birth date and secure password. Once you have entered that preliminary information, Zoosk will prompt you to enter your city or ZIP code to match you with singles in your area.
You must also upload a photo. According to Pew Research, 74 percent of men say it’s very important that online dating profiles include photographs. A clear, well-lit, and current photograph is not just for aesthetics but also for safety. You may not misrepresent who you are and what you look like, and you can rest assured others are subject to the same standards.
Moderators review all photos uploaded to the platform. To be approved, make sure the photo is clear, you are alone in the photo (so people don’t mistake you for someone else in a group shot), and it does not include nudity. It takes about 24 hours to finish the photo review.
Pro Tip: When choosing a photo for your dating profile, use a clear, current picture of you doing something you love or engaging in a hobby. This will attract other like-minded individuals!
Once you have uploaded a photograph, Zoosk asks a few basic multiple-choice questions to get a general sense of your identity and lifestyle.
- What’s your body type?
- Do you have children?
- What’s your highest level of education?
- What’s your ethnicity?
- What’s your height?
- What’s your religion?
- Do you smoke?
Once you have answered each question, you simply verify your email address and you are ready to browse profiles and fine-tune your profile. The preliminary questions will populate your basic profile, but you may add additional information, including an “about me” section; what you’re looking for in a relationship; your ideal date; and a list of your hobbies, interests, and favorite movies and musicians. The more information you include, the more likely it is that someone will find something interesting in your profile and want to start a conversation.