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How Much Does Zoosk Cost?

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Zoosk LogoWhat is the price of Zoosk? How much are the subscriptions and what do the coins cost? In this article I’ll and answer those questions and help explain the difference between subscriptions and purchasing coins.


Zoosk Subscription Prices:

6 Months 3 Months 1 Month
Subscriptions $14.98/mo ($89.85) $19.95/mo ($59.85) $29.95/mo


Subscriptions are the primary way to use the service. Zoosk also offers online currency called coins that allow you take advantage of additional features.

Zoosk Coin Prices:

700 Coins 250 Coins 95 Coins
Coins $0.07/coin ($49.95) $0.08/coin ($19.95) $0.10/coin ($9.99)

What Are Zoosk Coins?

Zoosk coins are entirely optional and they’re used to do things like sending other singles virtual gifts and sending out special emails that are aimed to better get their attention. In addition to being able to buy coins, you can also earn them for free I doing things such as becoming a fan of Zoosk on Facebook, by giving a friend to create a Zoosk profile and some other options like this. With this in mind, the prices for coins may be less important.

Auto-Renewals at Zoosk

Almost all online dating services have what are called auto-renewals. So if you ordered Zoosk for a month, at the end of that month if you did not cancel your subscription they would automatically subscribe you for another month (and bill you at the same cost you paid when signing up). This is important to keep in mind if you really only want to use the service for one month!

In addition to this, Zoosk also auto renews your coin purchases. If you buy 95 coins, when you’re remaining coin count drops down to 10 they will automatically purchase you 95 more. This auto renewal, however, is optional. If you are purchasing coins there is a checkbox that you can remove so that when your coin count gets low they will not automatically refresh your coin count.

ordering zoosk coins

Thoughts on Pricing

Zoosk has pricing that falls in line with what you would expect for an online dating service these days. They all are a little cheaper than many of the other big services, generally speaking by about $5 or $10. You can compare this service to others in my pricing guide.


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About the Author:

Brad initially struggled with online dating but over time became quite successful using it. He met his wife using online dating and has been giving advice and helping people improve their results since 2007. He has written a Free Online Dating Guide to help others find success with online dating. You can learn more about his personal experience using online dating and running this website here.

Discussion

  1. Lisa Rayle  June 24, 2011

    Zoosk is a waste of my time and money. I made the mistake of paying for a subscription, only to then find out that many men on there are only after sex. Every man I met from there made sexual advances towards me from the first time I met them, despite the fact that their profiles stated they were looking for friendship and/or dating. I am so very disappointed with this site and it’s members. I want my money back.

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  2. Brad  July 18, 2011

    Hey Lisa – unfortunately what you describe has a lot to do with how some men approach online dating and I’m not sure Zoosk itself is the culprit for these members’ bad behavior. I say that because I’ve heard this complaint about many different services (especially the free ones). I hope you won’t give up altogether! Online dating does take persistence and what you describe is a big part of that persistence for many women.

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  3. Jennifer  August 11, 2011

    I subscribed to a one-month subscription to Zoosk, and somehow they charged me $54. Of course, with their ridiculous “all sales final” policy, I can’t recover the extra cost. What a rip-off.

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    • Terry  December 13, 2011

      Report them to. Better business bureau, consumer protection agency,

  4. Chad  November 6, 2011

    Jennifer, I got ripped off to. How did $29.95 equal $54 bucks. Screw this site, I would NEVER recommend it

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  5. Jeff  November 21, 2011

    Ditto here! I tried to sign up for 1 month and somehow when I was filling in the rest of the form, it jumped to their 6 month package, which I got charged for. There is no review of your order, they just charge your card right away, so I was stuck with an extra $70!! On top of that…there is no mention in any significant spot of a $25 “activation fee”. So a $20 trial turned into $90. I will be making sure that anyone who mentions Zoosk is now aware of their shady practices.

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  6. Gareth  December 20, 2011

    i just got hit by this “on the spot charge” rubbish.

    I also asked them before I subscribed, is the total cost the one that comes out straight away or the total for the year? And they totally ignored the question in their reply.

    I am not happy, its right before christmas and they took almost 90 when I cancelled my sub almost as soon as I activated it.

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  7. Steven  January 18, 2012

    How do I cancel zoosk subscription?? My internet at work had blocked the site and I can’t get on to cnacel!! HELP

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    • Kara  April 3, 2014

      Yes no way to cancel account.. Very dodgy site.. Offer a discounted plan but charge higher premium amount to your account! Frustrating

  8. Brad  January 21, 2012

    Steven – you could try calling them. I found these two numbers for them:

    888-939-6675
    415-728-9574

    Alternately, you could head down to your local library and use a computer there.

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  9. Kathy  July 2, 2012

    I just joined zoosk only to find that they charged me double! I see the same old regulars from other sites and it is such a rip! I’m done with dating sites. Its impossible to find anyone.

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  10. Daniel  October 18, 2012

    I signed up to a subscription wit Zoosk in April of this year for 6 months only to find that they have charged me again for furrhwr 6 months because of auto renewal i don’t wish to pursue the subscription further. I have tried to cancel it but the sites links were inadequate. If i contact them and ask for my money back because i longer wish to have the subscription

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  11. James  October 29, 2012

    Joined , purchased coins and it’s a waste. I not sure if anybody on there is even real. I think it’s a scam

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  12. Johny Lachance  December 7, 2012

    Why advertising FREE…just a gimmick…!! tell the truth…tell..it cost….$$$$

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  13. jim  November 23, 2013

    You have to read before you atart pushing buttons. The folks at zoosk are making a bundle of cash with the activation fee ! potential new members get all worked up when they see a potential partner says “I want to meet you.. Zoosk is counting on you getting all worked up and not paying attention to the numbers. you can have the activation fee waved if you pay attention.Good luck suckers

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  14. Rob  December 17, 2013

    Zoosk is a rip-off indeed, I paid for a six month subscription and now that I finally have a mutual match in their Carousel they require me to pay 20 coins to unlock that match so I can contact her. Keep in mind that they do not allow you to see the profile so all you have to go on is the one main picture. I say this because I’ve read in one of the comments above that most guys on zoosk are only there for sex, well what do you expect if all they have to go on is your picture, so yes I would say zoosk is to blame. I understand paying for the service, its like a fee to enter a club or lounge, but when they try and charge you for the ability to contact someone, they might as well be your pimp.

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  15. mark  February 27, 2014

    Yeap they’re scam. Wink auto response looks like you have a mail of course zoosk doesn’t let you read. You subscribe and don’t realize there’s a activation fee of 24 bucks plus 19.99 monthly total of 45 bucks. Then you go and realized that you got scammed. You have no mail but some auto response from profiles. ..

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  16. mike  March 10, 2014

    Wow, lots of charges on here that seem expensive! thanks everyone for the feedback.

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  17. Jim Jensen  May 29, 2014

    the way this works this kind of ridiculous,I can understand peoples frustration, everytime you try and make a step they want money. I signed up on my phone I do nothing Financial on the Internet good way to get ripped off I’m old fashioned and I like to use cash. on this website to read a message from someone else you have to pay ridiculous it should be 1 Fee one time per month or whatever instead they milk your heart for all your money I have found what appears to be some good women , but it seems that the contact is sketchy and always cost more money sad sad sad. If I were more healthy and had help I would start a new website to help people find each other this site is all about money.and the love of money is the root of all evil. I guess I will sign up and see what happens hope I don’t get ripped off jim jensen

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  18. Gale  July 10, 2014

    Two days ago I signed up for Zoosk’s 3 month subscription and was charged $59.95 and then an additional $24.99 for a one-time activation fee. I went back to read their policy and this is what I found….

    “General. If you purchase any Services that we offer for a fee (the “Paid Services”), such as a subscription to our Services or virtual coins (as described below), you authorize Zoosk and our designated payment processors to store your payment information and other related information. You also agree to pay the applicable fees for the Paid Services (including without limitation periodic fees for ongoing subscriptions (the “Subscription Fees”) as set forth on the Services) as they become due plus all related taxes (including without limitation sales and use taxes, duties or other governmental taxes or fees), and to reimburse us for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for any partially used Paid Services (including partially used subscription periods) except (i) as expressly set forth in this Agreement, (ii) as otherwise required by applicable law and (iii) at Zoosk’s sole and absolute discretion. Fees for the Paid Services may be payable in advance, in arrears, per usage or as otherwise described when you initially purchase the Paid Services. All prices for Paid Services are subject to change without notice (except as otherwise described in this Section 13).”

    I don’t know what I’m missing in here cause I can’t see where it says a one-time activation fee will apply. It must be the language they are using to deceive us. After a couple days of being a zoosk member I decided to cancel my subscription with success but unfortunately it will stay active for the 3 months. Why not I guess cause I paid for it. I believe I read in their policy no refunds. Sad to say the one thing I did understand in my read of their policy.

    What a joke Zoosk!!

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  19. Gale  July 10, 2014

    The one time activation fee is not listed in the policy. apparently it’s a pop up that comes up when you subscribe. Did anyone notice that pop up? I certainly didn’t.

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  20. ben  July 17, 2014

    I did not realise that it was auto renewing the coins. Over the course of a month I wasted 50 quid just because I was seeing if any of my messages were being read. An honest site would have a box pop up and say “do you really want to spend another 14.99?” Secondly, I joined for free found a lady who lived close by and sent a wink. When I got a reply I decided to get 1 month subscription as the site seemed so promising, of course it was an auto reply! Yep I feel like a total sucker!

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  21. Adam  September 21, 2014

    I just agreed to $29.99 on Zoosk only to be charges $99.99 for coins. I cant even speak to anyone or email the site.. This is ridiculous. Not even message a person? That big of a cost mistake on their part! I’ll blast it on every possible website I can find. BBB, ROR, etc..

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