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The site has a strong presence in over 80 countries — and growing.

Fast forward to today, and Zoosk has become one of the most popular dating networks in the world.

There’s even a Flo Rida and T-Pain song named after it!

A leader in the online dating industry, Zoosk is the #1 grossing online dating app in the Apple App Store.

When you join, you’re automatically given a free account, so you can get a feel for how to use Zoosk without paying for anything.

This proactive measure is a way for the dating site to showcase its users’ authenticity.

, members can make a profile, upload photos, search for singles within your specific parameters, browse the Carousel of members, see who’s online and/or viewed your profile, send virtual “Winks,” and receive chat requests and messages.

With a paying membership, you’ll be able to receive and send IMs and messages, Boost your profile to appear higher in Zoosk’s search results, and get Smart Pick™ matches.

When I first heard the word “Zoosk” several years ago, I thought it was the name of an exotic fruit or fish or something.

Turns out it was the name of an exciting new dating site.

But there’s so much more to know about Zoosk, and we’ve got the details below — with 12 facts we bet you didn’t know.

From getting started to creating a profile to finding matches, we’ll walk you through what Zoosk has to offer.

Begun in 2007 as a Facebook dating app, Zoosk has since expanded its reach to a global audience of 35 million users.

The site has a strong presence in over 80 countries — and growing.Fast forward to today, and Zoosk has become one of the most popular dating networks in the world.There’s even a Flo Rida and T-Pain song named after it!A leader in the online dating industry, Zoosk is the #1 grossing online dating app in the Apple App Store.When you join, you’re automatically given a free account, so you can get a feel for how to use Zoosk without paying for anything.This proactive measure is a way for the dating site to showcase its users’ authenticity.