Zoosk is one of the biggest dating sites worldwide, with an international user count of over 30 million people. In Australia it’s got quite a large following, which makes for an increased amount of potential matches. You can register using either Facebook or Google+, which serves to automatically import a number of basic details instead of manually entering them in. Zoosk also has a fairly extensive verification process, which adds another layer of security and privacy protection. While it does match you with suitable partners (the Smartpick function), the site also allows you to search for specific elements.
The website also has a feature called Zoosk Carousel, which is very similar to the Tinder mechanism where you’re given an assortment of photos and you’re asked to either “like”, “dislike” or indicate “maybe” on them. The big downside for Zoosk is that although it offers free registration and basic membership, in order to actually message any of your matches you need to purchase a subscription – as well as additional website-specific currency to boost your chances. This significant paywall can be disheartening if you’re heading in expecting a free website and find yourself blocked at the first sign of communication.