Congratulations Jessica and Frank from Zoosk!

Our Zoosk success story this week was sent to us by Jessica and Frank, who met and fell in love on Zoosk. Let’s congratulate the happy couple! Jessica wrote to share their success story:

My name is Jessica and I met the man of my dreams on Zoosk. Frank and I met in June 2010 and we will be married on April 13, 2013  Since we have met our lives have blossomed into something truly unique and beautiful.  I have 2 sons and he has 3 sons and together we have our own little football team.  We’ve set goals and accomplished many of those together.

Zoosk wishes Jessica and Frank all the very best!

Do you have a Zoosk success story to share? Send it to success [at] zoosk [dot] com and we’d love to share it here on our blog. Happy Zoosking!

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Zoosk Couple: Rodney & Selina

What a romantic success story we have for you today. Congrats to Zooskers Rodney and Selina! They met on Zoosk and are getting married – reuniting after 26 years! Selina wrote us to share her story:

Good morning to you. Yes it is true. My future husband and I are getting married in August of 2013. Rodney and I went to school together 26 years ago. We met again via Zoosk! Rather he found me. After talking a few times, we both realized that he was the same young man that was chasing after me in High School. He wanted to date back then but I was in a relationship with my now ex-husband.

Rodney was 2 years ahead of me in school and when he left school he started his life and I started mine. Now, 26 years later we are starting our life together. He keeps saying what are the odds of finding the woman that you wanted so bad from high school after so many years. I laugh at the question all the time, but I do wonder, what are the odds of finding one another after so many years and being in a real loving relationship with one another.

I would like to thank Zoosk for bringing me the best man that I could ever hope to spend the rest of my life with. We make each other so ridiculously happy that when we smile it makes our faces hurt. We are working on making this wedding almost as memorable as the proposal. Speaking of which, He wanted to propose in a way that neither of us would ever forget. While shopping at Lowe’s for some items to work around the house with, he got on his knees in the isle with the weed trimmers and surprised me with a little box and asked me to marry him. I was so stunned that I (Selina) was speechless, he laughed and told me to breathe. I closed my mouth, breathed and said said yes. I can’t wait to say I DO to the man that makes me spin in circles. Thank you again Zoosk.

Selina & Rodney from Virgina

We wish these two all the best. If you’ve got a Zoosk success story, send it to us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com – and don’t forget to set up your free Zoosk Couple Profile.

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The Longest Relationship in the World

Zoosk got a chance to interview the longest lasting couple in the world – can you believe they’ve been together for 87 years?! – about their secrets to keeping their romance live. Check out our interview and story in the Daily Mail! We even presented them with a Zoosk Certificate of Achievement. Isn’t the photo adorable?

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Congrats to Zoosk couple Sherri and Travis from LA

Congrats to Sherri and Travis from Los Angeles, California! They fell in love after meeting on the Zoosk Online Dating Site and are now in a happy relationship. Sherri writes to tell us:

“We winked at each other on August 6, 2012 and that’s where it all started. The very next morning we started texting and haven’t stopped since. We fell in love and will be making arrangements to always be together. Thanks again Zoosk!” —Sherri and Travis from Los Angeles, CA

We wish the happy couple all the best. If you’ve got a Zoosk success story, send it to us at success [at] zoosk [dot] com – and don’t forget to set up your free Zoosk Couple Profile.

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Congrats Irene & Jeff! #RomanceFTW

Congrats Irene and Jeff, winners of Zoosk’s RomanceFTW competition earlier this summer! They got married last weekend and gave us this update to share:

We’re married!! We feel so lucky to have such awesome family and friends. Thank you all for your good wishes and celebrating with us!! We hope you enjoyed our special day!! ❤

What a perfect little update to share on their Couple Profile. Let’s send these newlyweds all our best wishes! Tweet your congrats message for Irene and Jeff to @Zoosk and hashtag it with #RomanceFTW! Happy Zoosking!

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Congrats to Zoosk couple Peggy and Bruce

Congrats to Peggy and Bruce from Washington state on their relationship! After meeting on Zoosk and hitting it off, they are now in a happy, committed relationship. Peggy shares with us:

“I found the most wonderful, caring partner here on Zoosk. I hope he becomes the love of my life. It sure looks that way. Bruce and I seem to be made for each other and we both couldn’t be happier.”

We wish the happy couple all the best.

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Zoosk’s Social Media Etiquette Survey & Findings

Zoosk recently conducted a series of surveys to gather Americans’ thoughts on social media etiquette when it comes to sharing romantic moments on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. What did we find out? Well, our survey findings show that both singles and couples embrace social media, but are also very cautious when it comes to sharing personal information about their relationships on social media sites! Not surprising, in this day and age. But we also found out that couples do embrace certain technologies, like text messages, that help them interact throughout the day and feel connected to each other. (Like our Zoosk couple profiles!) Some of our specific survey findings include:

Americans restrict social media sharing for the sake of their professional careers.

  • 60% of Americans say they are cautious about posting romantic posts on social media because they are worried about what their co-workers might think.
  • 64% of Americans would be more apt to share romantic relationship updates on social media if they were not Facebook friends with their co-workers.
  • 38% of Americans say they just do not post any relationship or date night photos on social media sites for that reason.

Couples embrace technology in their relationships.

  • 81% of couples say they use technology to interact with each other throughout the day.
  • 60% of couples say the primary role of social media in their relationship involves publicly expressing feelings of love or sharing photos/videos or relationship updates with family and friends.

Texting can be romantic!

  • 78% of Americans would prefer a romantic text vs. an affectionate Facebook post or Tweet.

Women like to view their friends’ date night photos; men prefer privacy.

  • 51% of women like to check out their friends’ romantic photos and updates.
  • Only 37% of men like to check out their friends’ romantic photos and updates.

We asked two social media and dating experts for their input, and they offered the following tips:

  • Don’t go overboard on texting. Laurie Davis, founder of eFlirt Expert, says sometimes we mistake the convenience of communication for the availability of our sweetheart. Send no more than three back-to-back texts sans response.
  • Share the good news! Julie Spira, a leading online dating expert, CEO and founder of Cyber-Dating Expert, and author of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating“, says when a couple changes their relationships status, the cheering squad from friends jumps into high gear with an abundance of “likes.”
  • Use your professional filter. Julie Spira suggests if you wouldn’t say it in a job interview, don’t post it on Facebook.
  • Stay on the same page. Everyone has a different level of comfort with online romance and it’s important to know your partner’s social sharing preferences. Have an open discussion about likes and dislikes, and don’t be offended if your partner doesn’t want to get digitally intimate, says Laurie Davis.
  • Create group settings. It’s important to utilize privacy functions on sites like Facebook by creating groups that allow you to make sure that your coworkers are not opted-in to status updates about things you’d rather they not see, advises Laurie Davis. Zoosk’s couple profiles is also a private space for you to digitally capture the moments of your relationship, either keeping it just for the two of you or inviting close couple friends to join in your journey.

About the surveys: Data shared in this release comes from three Zoosk surveys conducted online, among users of Zoosk who reside in the United States. A survey in June 2012 fielded responses from more than 1,600 of its members who are in a committed relationship. Surveys in July and August 2012 fielded responses from 3,146 and 1,281 members, respectively, who are single and/or in a committed relationship.