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With more than 40 million users from all over the world varying in age, race, religion, interests, cultures, and backgrounds, in general, Zoosk is one of the most diverse dating sites around. But can it really cater to gay singles (or lesbian singles or bisexual singles) as well as it caters to straight singles? That’s the question we’re here to answer today.
Here’s what LGBTQA+ singles need to know before joining Zoosk:
When signing up for Zoosk, you’ll select your gender and gender preference (man interested in women, woman interested in men, man interested in men, or woman interested in women), along with all the usual stuff like date of birth and location. You can always change your gender and gender preference later if you want to, so don’t worry about it too much.
We’ve created a graphic to give you more insights into Zoosk’s user base as well as its matching system and pricing:
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|User Base||Gender Ratio||Popularity (Visits/Mo.)||
|28.9 Million*||Start Zoosk for FREE|
If you identify as bisexual, Zoosk will give you a second account for free, so you can search for both gay men and lesbian women separately and more efficiently. You’ll need to contact the site for more information.
When looking at Zoosk’s homepage and profile dropdowns for gender and gender preference, you won’t find options for transsexual, transgender, queer, asexual, pansexual, or other gender and identity expressions. You’ll have to write that information in your profile, which could make it more difficult to find a compatible match.
Zoosk has an inclusive environment, but its features and technology don’t serve those who don’t fit into traditional heteronormative boxes. The site could learn from other dating sites, like OkCupid, that have expanded the gender and sexual orientation options available and, therefore, drastically improved the dating experience for millions of LGBTQA singles across the globe.
Millions of gay, lesbian, and bisexual singles have had a lot of success on Zoosk, including Adam and Trathen, who met each other on Zoosk. We understand how frustrating it can be for trans and non-binary people to online date, but we also know the Zoosk team is more than eager to make the necessary changes to meet their needs. Keep giving the site your feedback (we will, too), and that day will come sooner rather than later.