Once you subscribe to this dating site, you'll be able to send and receive private internal messages.
However, even if you don't pay for a subscription, you can search for users, see who is online now, as well as text and video chat with multiple users for free by downloading the Zoosk Messenger application.
You'll also have the option to link your Facebook account to your Zoosk account, which will allows other users to view additional personal information you've shared, such as movies/books/food/TV that you have "Liked" on Facebook.
Once you've completed these steps, you'll be prompted to complete the Zoosk Compatibility questionnaire, which we'll touch on in the Matching/Searching section below.
If you select a plan, you will be a subscriber and thus will be entitled to more capabilities than a basic user.
You'll be able to send and receive messages, and you'll also have the option to use coins to receive notification once messages you sent are ready by the receiver.
Additionally, each time you update your profile and/or when you take the Smart Pick survey, you can narrow down your results even further.
If you're not a "subscriber," you'll be notified when users have viewed your profile and/or have sent you a message, but you won't be able to read the message until you subscribe by choosing a plan (refer to the Pricing section).
Or, if you don't want to subscribe, you can earn "coins" (discussed in the next section, 'Unique Features') to send electronic gifts to them in lieu of starting a conversation.
If you don't want to message someone, or send them a wink, or send them a gift, you can play the "Carousel" game.
You can earn these electronic coins by playing the "Carousel" game, completing various offers from sponsored websites, downloading and trying various applications, and completing surveys.
You can also use your "Coins" to market yourself, so to speak, by "boosting" your dating profile.
Another unique feature is the "Coins" that we mentioned when we were talking about sending "gifts" to other users.