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Current Basic Facts

Zoosk, Inc (Founders are Alex Mehr and Shayan Zadeh)
Business Started:
December, 2007
60+- (2016)
Number of Sites & Partnerships:
1 Website, 1 Partnership
Number of Applications:
7 (iPhone, Android, iPad, Facebook, MySpace, BeBo and Hi5)
Number of Members Since Conception:
50,000,000 (2010)
Number of Paying Members:
650,000 (2013)


  • General Information
    • Zoosk adds "Lively" feature which allows users to edit, crop, rearrange and filter photos and video from their camera rolls and social media feeds, creating a visual profile. [2]
  • Finances
    • Zoosk has received $61 million in funding since it launched back in 2007. [1]
    • Zoosk to let go another 40 team members which is 1/3 of their staff. [1]


  1. Zoosk Breaks Up With 1/3 Of Staff In Tough Times
  2. Dating Apps Launch New Features to Compete with Tinder


  • General Information
    • Zoosk is the recipient of the Bronze 2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award. [3]
    • Zoosk reports 34% more messages are sent in the first 2 weeks of spring when compared to the same weeks in the previous month. 28% of all messages during this time are also considered deeper than in the previous month. [4]
    • Zoosk also recieves 11% more signups in the first 2 weeks of spring. [4]
    • A smartwatch app has been released by Zoosk that allows members to access the Zoosk Carousel, messages, and other important features. [5]
    • Zoosk launches new ad campaign in July to promote photo verification tool. [7]
    • With over 13 million million Facebook likes, Zoosk has the largest social media fan base. [8]
    • Zoosk is the most prolific poster on social media. The company published 226 posts between January and October, and received the most likes and comments. [8]
  • Members
    • People are most responsive between 10 and 11pm on Zoosk. Men send messages most often between 9 and 10am while women most often message at night. [1]
    • Full body photos increased messages by a 203% when compared to a head shot. [1]
  • Finances
    • Zoosk laid off 15% of its workforce in January of 2015 in an effort to cut costs. [2]
    • Zoosk has submitted a regulatory filing to withdraw its plan to go public. [6]


  1. Zoosk Makes Expert Online Dating Predictions For 2015
  2. More Trouble For Zoosk? 15% Of Staff Laid Off
  3. 2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award
  4. Online Dating Spikes In Spring, Says Zoosk
  5. You May Soon Be Finding Dates Using Your Smartwatch
  6. Zoosk May Be Down, But It's Not Out
  7. Zoosk Highlights Photo Verification In New Campaign
  8. Which Dating Service Rules On Social Media?


  • General Information
    • In the first 2 weeks after Christmas Zoosk sees on average a 26% increase in sign-ups. [1]
    • Zoosk has added a new feature that prioritizes your Zoosk inbox so the higher compatible members are displayed first. [3]
    • Zoosk has the number one earning dating app on the Apple App Store. Overall, for all categories they rank in the top 25. [4]
    • New gift service for members is offered in most US States. You currently can send chocolate, flowers or a teddy bear. [5]
    • Zoosk adds a photo verification service that is completely automated and simple to use. [7]
    • A new feature has been added called Dating Insights. It uses your behaviour (based on searches, etc...) on Zoosk to show you your best matches. [9]
  • Members
    • Zoosk members who are fans of the loosing team of the Superbowl are more likely to turn to online dating after the football game. [2]
    • Zoosk has 26 million members across 80 countries and 650,000 paying subscribers. These numbers are up 44% when compared to December 2012 [4]
  • Finances
    • Zoosk filed for an IPO on the NYSE under the symbol ZSK. [4]
    • Zoosk earned $178.2 million in 2013 with a net loss of $2.6 million. Revenue increased 63% when compared to 2012. [4]
    • 50% of revenue comes from the Zoosk mobile dating app. [6]
    • It is expected Zoosk to go public in 2015 with a price of between $8 and $16 per share. [8]
    • Zoosk has abandon plans for an IPO due to increase competition. [10]
    • CFO Kelly Steckelberg will be taking over as CEO of Zoosk. She is replacing co-founder Shayan Zadeh, who will become a member of the board. Zadeh will be joined on the board by co-founder Alex Mehr, who is currently president. [10]


  1. Zoosk Reveals Profile Tips for Getting the Most Responses
  2. Super Bowl 2014: How The Big Game Could Affect Your Dating Game
  3. Zoosk Unveils New Priority Inbox Feature
  4. Zoosk Reaches 26M Users And Files For $100M IPO
  5. Zoosk Goes for Old-Fashioned Romance with New Gift Service
  6. How About We CEO Aaron Schildkrout opens up in Recent Interview
  7. You Can Get A Verified Profile On Zoosk – And You Don’t Have To Be A Celebrity
  8. Dating Website Zoosk to go Public Most Likely in 2015
  9. Zoosk Offers New Insight Feature for Daters
  10. Zoosk Abandons Plans For IPO Amidst Leadership Shifts


  • General Information
    • Zoosk won the Bronze Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award for 2012. [1]
    • In quarter 1 traffic has increased 116% when compared to the same quarter in 2012. [2]
    • Zoosk mobile applications experienced a 200% increase of monthly active users. [2]
    • Zoosk has a 2.9 percent market share and currently more than 40 million active members. [3]
    • Zoosk was the fourth most searched online dating site in 2013 on Google. [4]
  • Finances
    • For the first quarter of 2013 Zoosk earned over $40 million. [2]
    • Zoosk is now taking steps to go public in 2014. [3]


  1. 2012 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Free Site
  2. Zoosk Reaches Record Revenue in Q1 2013
  3. Zoosk Is Headed Towards An IPO
  4. 2013’s Top 10 Most Searched Dating Sites According To Google


  • General Information
    • Zoosk has moved into a 52,000 square foot office space in San Francisco near Twitter's corporate headquarters. [1]
    • Zoosk has 102 employees and plans to have 160 by the end of 2012. [1]
    • Couple profiles are introduced that allow members in a relationship to create an online scrapbook of photos. [3]
    • In 6 months 3.3 million couple profiles have been created on Zoosk. [5]
  • Mobile
    • Mobile users on Zoosk account for 15 percent of the site’s traffic. [4]
    • In the past year mobile traffic has gone up 148%. [4]
    • Zoosk has released a HTML5 version of their dating site designed for the mobile web. [4]
    • Android users make up 55% of the mobile traffic. Apple iOS has the other 45%. [4]
  • Finances
    • Zoosk receives $3 million in funding from Keating Capital. [2]


  1. Zoosk on the Move
  2. Zoosk Receives Another $3 Million Investment
  3. Zoosk: Couple Profiles
  4. Zoosk Sees Increase in Mobile Use
  5. Zoosk Couple Profiles Exploding


  • General Information
    • Zoosk now offers a pay service in more than 60 countries. [1]
    • Zoosk.com supports 25 languages which is 5 more than in 2009. [1]
    • Their Facebook Fan Page now has 2.7 million fans. [1]
    • In November, 2010 Zoosk was the number 1 visited dating site in the US according to comScore. [1]
    • Zoosk now has over 4 million Facebook Fans. [2]
    • Has 98 employees. [3]
    • Zoosk as over 15 million active members. [3]
    • Search algorithm changes have increased replies to message by 133% when compared to a year ago. [4]
    • Zoosk mobile dating apps have been downloaded over 2.5 million times. [4]
  • Finances
    • Zoosk earned over $90 million in 2010. This is up 250% from 2009 where they only had $20 million in revenue. [1]
  • Members
    • Zoosk now has 50 million members registered since launch. [1]


  1. Zoosk Revenue up 250 Percent in 2010
  2. Zoosk Reaches 4 Million in Facebook Fans
  3. Updated Zoosk Statistics
  4. Zoosk's New iPad Application


  • General Information
    • Zoosk sees a huge spike in traffic. It is 3x higher than in August of 2009. Zoosk had 2.7 unique visitors in the month of January [1]
    • Zoosk is the #1 Facebook Dating Application. [2]
    • Zoosk now offers a iPhone Dating Application. [2]
    • Zoosk now offers a Zoosk Chat application for the PC and Mac. [2]
    • Zoosk gives us a peek at their new TV Ad which will air in the US starting on June1, 2010. [3]
    • The Latin social networking site, Quepasa, partners with Zoosk. [4]
    • The Zoosk iPhone Dating App is the 30th most popular free application on the iPhone. [5]
    • A Zoosk Andoid Dating App is due out in July. [5]
    • The name Zoosk was picked for the dating site because other popular internet companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo also contained 2 O's. [5]
    • Zoosk makes an appearance in the music video for “Love, Love, Love”. This song is a new single by Hope, featuring Jason Mraz. [7]
    • Zoosk now has almost 2.25 million Facebook fans. [9]
    • Zoosk won the award for Best Mobile Dating Site at the Internet Dating Conference this year. [10]
  • Matching System
    • Zoosk plans to introduce matching based on books, movies and music later this year. [6]
    • Zoosk Affinity allows your favorite books, movies and music to be imported from Facebook. [8]
  • Members
    • Zoosk now has 50 million members registered since launch. [1]


  1. Zoosk Huge Traffic Increase
  2. Zoosk's new iPhone Application and Chat Feature
  3. Zoosk U.S. TV Commercial
  4. Quepasa Partners With Zoosk
  5. Zoosk Commercial to Start Airing Today
  6. Zoosk to Start Matching Based on Interests
  7. Zoosk Appears in Music Video
  8. Zoosk Affinity
  9. Zoosk - 2 Million Facebook Fans and Counting
  10. Online Dating Trends: Mobile Dating Comes Of Age


  • General Information
    • In 2008, the week before Christmas was the busiest week on Zoosk. The second busiest was the first week of January. On average Monday's are the most busiest days of the week.[3]
  • Finances
    • Zoosk announced that they have secured an additional $30 Million in Series D Funding. [2]
  • Members
    • Zoosk now has 40 million members registered since launch. [1]
    • 63% of members are looking for a long-term relationship. [3]
    • 65% of members are under the age of 30. 24% are in their 30s and only 11% are 40 or over.[4]
    • A member of Zoosk is called a Zoosker. [4]


  1. Zoosk Now has 40 Million Members
  2. Zoosk gets $30 Million in Funding
  3. Zoosk Statistics on Holiday Dating
  4. Zoosk Receives some Reuters Love

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