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According to Scientific American, almost 30% of people have been contacted by someone on a dating site or app in a way that made them feel uncomfortable or unsafe. In addition, more than 50% of online daters have seen a profile in which they believe the person presented false information.
Thankfully, online dating has empowered users to keep the catfishers, scammers, and creeps at bay. All you have to do is block them.
Blocking someone on Zoosk is easy and takes only three simple steps. Then that unsavory person will be removed from your inbox and out of your life for good.
Whether you’re on a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, the first thing you’ll want to do is log into your Zoosk account. Then you’ll want to go to the profile of the person who you want to block. You could do this either via the Search, Carousel, Online Now, Connections, Views, Messages, or SmartPick™ pages.
Once you’re on the profile you want to block, look for three gray dots at the bottom right-hand corner of the profile (underneath the chat box but above the photo gallery). Click on those dots, and the words Report/Block will appear. Click that text if you’re sure you want to block that person. This action will be permanent, so don’t take it lightly.
A pop-up will appear that asks “Why are you reporting this?” The options include Not Interested, Under 18 Years Old, Hate Speech, Inappropriate Photo, Harassment, Spam, Fake Member, and Inappropriate Content. Select the one that best fits your situation.
As soon as you click the blue “Report and Block” button, this person will no longer be able to contact you via messages, chats, winks, or other requests, and he or she won’t show up in your Carousel matches or search results. All reports are kept confidential, so the person won’t receive a notification that you blocked them. You’ll just be out of their digital world, and the Zoosk team will be in touch if further action (i.e. deleting the profile) is required.
On Zoosk, reporting and blocking someone is essentially the same thing. Zoosk receives a report about every block, and they investigate the matter with the utmost seriousness.
This two-in-one process enables Zoosk to take care of its members in the moment by removing an unwanted profile from their matches, and it allows them to take care of members in the long run by being aware of potentially harmful or deceitful users. The team listens to the concerns of its users and will remove any profiles deemed unfit for the dating community.
The Zoosk team works hard to ensure its members always feel safe while browsing for dates and opening their hearts to strangers. They’ve created an easy-to-use blocking and reporting system to ensure that people always have a way to protect themselves from unwanted messages and can hold users accountable for online harassment.
Of course, sometimes a situation requires more action than a simple block. If you have any other questions or problems, check out our article about contacting Zoosk. Then you can speak directly to someone from the customer service department and have the matter taken care of more directly. Don’t hesitate to reach out if something is troubling you. After all, better safe than sorry!