Zoosk’s Free Trial is Available Without a Credit Card or Coupon Code

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With over 35 million users, you can almost just “take everyone’s word for it” that Zoosk is an online dating site worth checking out. That being said, why not find an affordable way to check things out for yourself first, right? Right! In this guide, our team breaks down the Zoosk free trial, including a look at how to get your free trial started, what you get, what you don’t get, how long it lasts, and a whole lot more.

If you’re ready to check out this massively popular dating site, start by leveraging the free trial options linked below right now!

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The Features Included with the Free Trial (and what isn’t)

One nice thing about the Zoosk free trial is that it’s pretty straightforward in regards to what you do and do not get. Below, we have a convenient table to help you see which is on which list. And if you have questions about why certain features saw limited, keep reading as we’ll share exactly what that means in the sections below.

FeatureBasic (Free)Premium (Paid)
Edit/Customize ProfileYesYes
See All Your MatchesYesYes
See All Member’s PhotosYesYes
Carousel (Swipe Feature)YesYes
Curated MatchesYes (Limited)Yes
Filter MatchesYes (Limited)Yes
Send Winks (Likes)Yes (Limited)Yes
Start ConversationsYes
See Who Viewed YouYes*Yes

The takeaway in one sentence is this. You can set up your profile, start to flirt, and see your matches, but you’ll need to upgrade to start conversations (send messages) to other matches.

A perfect blend of features to get set up and get a feel for Zoosk (for free)

The point of a free trial is to get you a taste of what the app has to offer so you can decide if ponying up some cash for a premium membership is worth it for you. As you can see in the table above, you’re getting to see all your matches, try out most of the features (some with limitations), and even start sending some winks (Zoosk’s form of digital flirting).

Save money by setting up your profile during your Zoosk free trial.

After you log in for the first time with your free trial account, the first thing you’re getting access to is the ability to create your profile. You can answer all the important sign up questions, fill out your profile, and even load up your dating pictures.

If you haven’t written a dating profile before, here’s a spoiler for you. Setting up your profile takes time. Even if you are considering getting a paid membership, why not set up your profile while it’s free so you don’t waste any of the time you paid for?

What “Limited” means for matches, filters, and winks

In all honesty, when you use your Zoosk free trial, it doesn’t feel like you’re limited on the number of matches that you’re able to see. However, when you look at the purchase page, you’ll see that you’re not getting access to the SmartPicks, which are Zoosk’s curated matches. So, yes, you can see all your matches (which is awesome), but you aren’t getting their curated picks and have to do some of the sorting yourself.

With filters, your Zoosk free trial comes with the basics of age range, gender, and distance. But if you want to get access to the advanced search criteria, you will need to upgrade.

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And as for winks, we were unable to find the number you get with your free trial account (and we didn’t want to test because it would be mean to send fake winks to real people to test). Just know that the premium subscription advertises unlimited winks (as you can see in the first screenshot at the beginning of this section, which means there is some sort of total or daily limit.

The asterisk on “See Who’s Viewed You”

What’s interesting is that in the premium upgrade screenshot we shared, Zoosk mentions that when you move from the free trial to a paid account, you’ll be able to see who has viewed you. Completely standard. But the reason we put an asterisk is that during our Zoosk free trial testing, we were able to see who had viewed us without being upgraded.

So, not sure if that’s a glitch or just some missing continuity in the messaging. But what we are sure of is that it’s another free feature you get with the offer, so yay for that.

see who viewed you during zoosk free trial

Note: Again, we blurred the pictures for their privacy, so you’ll see those during your free trial.

How do I get signed up for the Zoosk free trial now?

While some companies require discount codes or contacting customer support to claim a free trial, that’s not the case with Zoosk. The link we’ve provided at the top of the page will automatically set you up with the Zoosk free trial account. All you have to do after clicking is input your basic account information and you’ll get instant access to start searching for singles in your area.

Do I need a coupon code to get the Zoosk free trial?

Nope! There is no special code you need to get started. In fact, there isn’t even a space to input a code at all.

Do I have to put in a credit card to access the Zoosk free trial?

No, you don’t have to put in any payment information to get access to the free trial account. If you choose to upgrade later, yes, you’ll need to add this, but it’s not needed to claim this offer.

How long does it take to sign up for the Zoosk free trial?

It takes about 10 seconds to click the link and maybe another 30 seconds to create your account. Once you do that, you’ll need to go through the profile set-up steps of onboarding, but then you’re all set. The entire process from start to finish might take about 10 minutes.

Does the Zoosk free trial cost anything but time?

This might sound like a really silly question if you’re new to the world of online dating. However, there are some dating apps out there that have “free” trials that actually cost you money. Or they might have free trials that require you to put in a credit card to get access.

This is not the case with Zoosk. The free trial linked from this page is 100% free and doesn’t require you to put in any payment information whatsoever. Zoosk makes is easy to test drive the service because they are incredibly confident that you’re going to like what you see.

If you do want to know pricing for upgrading, you can check out our Zoosk cost page.

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Author: Matt Seymour, MSF

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023. With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.