If you are currently using another dating app focused on the lesbian community — or if you are just beginning to consider using such an app — we suggest that you read our Zoe app review. It should provide you with the information that you need to make your own determination about Zoe.
Zoe Dating App Review Results
Final Word on Zoe
It always pleases us to come across a dating app such as Zoe. It proves that there is always an opportunity to find a new app that offers an excellent user experience. For members of the lesbian and bisexual community, Zoe offers an ideal option to get to know yourself better and find an ideal partner.
We would rate Zoe as EXCELLENT.
— Pros and Cons —
- Available for both Android and iOS
- Powerful free version
- Ideal for finding long-term partners and platonic friends
- Modern design with easy to use interface
- Lack of desktop version
- Must link Facebook account to register
— In-Depth Zoe App Review —
Zoe is a relatively new dating app for lesbian and bisexual women. In spite of being a new entrant into a competitive field, it has received great praise from the community that it serves. Often described as being “cutting-edge” by its users as well as by observers of the online dating industry, Zoe has rapidly positioned itself as one of the top dating apps in its niche.
What makes Zoe so special? What can you expect when you use Zoe?
Those are questions that potential new users would certainly ask themselves. Recently, we had our testers install and use Zoe in order to provide a practical review of the user experience that it offers.
— What Is Zoe? —
It would be simple enough to describe Zoe as just another dating app for the lesbian community. That, however, would not reflect what makes Zoe so unique.
The basic structure behind Zoe is relatively simple. It revolves entirely around a concept that is already well known by everyone who has used a social dating app in the recent past. It takes the tried-and-true swiping method of discovering new people and elevates it to a new level.
Zoe accomplishes this not with fancy technological tricks, rather the app makes users be more introspective about themselves and the match that they are seeking. That is the secret sauce behind Zoe. It manages to make finding a partner feel real from the beginning. It doesn’t make it feel like some kind of game.
— The Platform —
Zoe is available as a native mobile app for both Android and iOS devices. It does not have a desktop version. There is, however, an informational website found on the URL zoeapp.com which provides useful information about using the app. It also hosts a blog full of insightful and entertaining articles for the lesbian community.
In terms of navigation and performance, the app uses a clean and modern design. It is highly responsive and a delight to use.
— Registration —
Registering for an account on Zoe requires you to first download and install the app from either the App Store or Google Play. When you launch the app for the first time you will be prompted to register for an account. Since Zoe requires users to link their Facebook account as a validation measure, the fastest way to register is to make sure that you are signed in to the Facebook app on your phone.
It is then simply a matter of accepting the permission requests when they appear on your screen. This will allow Zoe to import your basic information from Facebook including your profile pictures. This information is used to populate your basic profile on Zoe.
In all seriousness, we did read the site’s terms of service and we also searched for any reports or suggestions of privacy or security breaches with Zoe. We are happy to report that we did not find any.
— Personality Tests —
We’ll be honest, whenever we hear about personality tests being associated with a dating app — in spite of how powerful and useful they are for finding compatible matches — we cringe a little. The reason for this is because most dating platforms that use such tests apply them in a tediously long manner and include many questions which seem mundane.
Zoe is different. The app uses personality tests, but something about the way that they are written creates a feeling of self-discovery. The answers that are required of you are not simple binary “yes” or “no” propositions. Zoey incorporates scalability in their answers. This type of nuance actually makes you project a more accurate image of who you really are and the type of person you are seeking as a partner.
A good sample question to illustrate this point is the question “how do you see the world?” further amplified with “some people say optimism is just a lack of information. Would you agree, or do you enjoy everything life throws at you?”
That is definitely a profound question. We have not encountered this type of question on any other personality test on other dating apps. Yes, it is not easy to answer, but it does make you think — it makes you want to answer.
The Zoe algorithm uses the answers from your personality tests to create a compatibility score. When you view other members’ profiles you can see their compatibility represented in a percentage rating.
This is subdivided into a score for lifestyle, dating, and fun.
— User Experience —
We found the user experience on Zoe to be remarkable. When you begin swiping for compatible matches the Zoe algorithm takes into account a multitude of attributes to present you with the best options possible. As you swipe right to “like” or left to “pass,” you never feel that you are involved in a frivolous exercise.
This means that when you do encounter a person that mutually likes your profile, you know that you stand a very good chance of hitting it off properly. This makes you more inclined to use and trust Zoe compared to other swiping apps.
We found it ideal for finding long-term romantic partners as well as platonic friendships.
— Cost —
The free version of Zoe is powerful. However, if you want added features such as being able to change geographic search locations, the ability to see who has liked you, reversing profiles you passed on, and trying out the “opposite” match feature which introduces you to your personality opposite, you must upgrade to a paid membership.
This has a cost of $15.99 for a one-month membership, $38.99 for a three-month membership, and $119.99 for one-year.