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Badoo

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Badoo is famous, cool, has plenty of fans and a hard-working team. The father and owner of Badoo is a Russian businessman Andrey Andreev, who made everything for this platform to become the most famous and recognizable dating site among similar ones.
Registration:
8.8
Making contact:
8.7
Profiles:
9.0
Matchmaking algorithms:
8.8
Mobile App:
9.3
Additional services:
8.7
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Badoo

The distinguishing features of Badoo include an insanely huge number of users, user-friendly design, and a good range of services. This site is an incredible virtual space to find love, friendship, travel companions, job – anything! The community of Badoo is big and represents all the existing races, ethnicities, beliefs, genders.

If you have got interested in this platform, we can tell you more! How to get started, how to fill in your profile, everything about services, pros, and cons… And even more. Take your time and read on!

The good:
  1. Millions of active users everyday
  2. Free registration
  3. Mobile app
  4. Users can find their “twins”
  5. 5 thousand moderators who listen to the community
  6. Search with a lot of filters
  7. Making contact is completely free
The bad:
  1. Quite a lot advertising

Registration

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Badoo sign up

Free and quick registration

To register you need to enter only your name, email address, gender, date of birth, and the city you live in. And, you can use your pages in social networks to register and enter the site. If you worry about stealing your data - keep calm, the site will need only the previously mentioned info to create a basic profile.

If you want to change your data after the registration (for example, if you made a mistake), you can make a request via email. The Support Team will help you to change your information, but it may take time: up to 72 hours.

A short tip: add three your photos to your profile during the registration. It will grant you a possibility to see the photo albums of the other users!

Make your profile descriptive

Leaving your profile empty may have negative results. Imagine what the visitors of your pure and innocent profile will see: a page with a name, age, and location. Is it attractive? Absolutely not. There is no information that can be used to imagine your personality portrait and get interested in you. There is no information that can be used as an icebreaker, like your hobbies or preferences. How someone can talk with you if there is nothing to start with?

Please, take your time, and fill in your profile. There is no need in long self-descriptions; just say at least something about what drives you, what inspires, and what do you like. You are a unique person with a lot of interesting features, so show your uniqueness to all the other Badoo users!

Making contact

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Badoo contact

Communication on Badoo.com

Badoo allows users to make contact via:

    • Personal messages. Badoo has an interesting system touching messaging: a user can send only two messages to another and then you should wait for an answer. If there will be no reply, further communication is impossible. Such a system protects Badoo members from spamming and advertisers.
    • Virtual gifts.
    • Anonymous chats.
    • Selfie request. You can ask a user to upload his/her fresh photo, and if the user answers it, you will get the proof that it is a real person!

Encounters

This service can be called a game. The site shows you the photos of people who suit your preferences and are your perfect matches. You can react to these photos by two buttons - Yes and No. If a person you liked answers you back with Yes, you can have a talk. You can see the list of people who liked your photo in this game on your profile. But, only members who upgrade to Premium have access to that list.

Profiles

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Badoo Profiles

All the new profiles must undergo verification. To become a Badoo member, you should provide the administration with your ID. It is a great security measure, as there will be no fakes. And, no one will lie or misbehave if he/she wants to be a part of Badoo community.

In profiles there may be such data:

  • Main photo;
  • Popularity level;
  • Height and weight;
  • Hair and eye color;
  • Marital status;
  • Does a user have/want to have kids;
  • Bad habits;
  • Education;
  • Languages a user know;
  • Aim of communication.

Quantity of profiles

The quantity of profiles has reached the 100 million user mark in the 2011 year. Only imagine how many active members are there now! More than 45 million people enter the site every single day, and this number continues to grow. Of course, not all of them are seeking love, but a lot of them still want to meet their soulmates. Some people are not intended to find a partner for a relationship, but they meet kind, interesting people and fall for them. So, your new friend may be your love for life, just give you two some time.

There are people from 190 countries, and… No one guarantees that you will find your perfect match, but if you cannot find happiness on Badoo with its incredible amount of people, so where you can then?

Matchmaking algorithms

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Badoo matchmaking

Badoo matches people using their interests, so if you mentioned none of them, you will get no perfect matches, only random people nearby. Besides, you can see your perfect matches in the game “Encounters” too - again, if you mention your interests.

Mobile App

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Badoo App

A mobile application is the thing that almost any online dating user needs. It allows users to get access to a dating site instantly, and it usually has all the features and services that browser version has. Happily, Badoo has a mobile app, and it is well-designed and user-friendly. Anyone will understand how to use it within several minutes, as the interface is intuitive.

Additional services

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Badoo features
  • Discover your look-alikes! On Badoo, anyone can find his/her twin. Well, it will be a person from abroad or living nearby, but it will unlikely be a relative. Just imagine how cool it will be to see a person who looks just like you! Maybe this person has similar interests or, in contrast, is completely different. It may be exciting to talk with another personality having the same face as you have!
  • Blog. Badoo.com blog deserves a special attention as it is an inherited part of this platform. It has plenty of information about online dating, about real dates, tips and tricks, and so on. Find out how to make your first date incredible, how to transform your life together with your spouse better and a lot more useful information.

What our members say

I have registered on Badoo for fun. I got many compliments every day and it was flattering. However, one guy didn’t look like others, so we met and started dating. Now we are married for six months! Can you believe it? After that, I changed my mind about the social platforms and their effectiveness. Thanks, Badoo for this! I believe that there are a lot of adequate, good people here, and a properly completed profile allows me to avoid all undesirable acquaintances.

- Jane, 32

Badoo Cost and Prices

Badoo uses a freemium business model. In other words, you can either use the free features or upgrade your account to the highest level for money to use all the services of the site. The free services on this platform include:

Free services
  • Registration;
  • Filling out your profile;
  • Sending messages to other users;
  • Leaving comments to the photos of the other members;
  • Search for people using the filter “Nearby”;
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Fee based services
  • Getting more visits and messages.
  • Getting Featured in search.
  • Send “gifts” with messages.
  • See who liked you (who said “Yes” in the game Encounters);
  • Use the Invisible Mode
  • Undo your last “No” vote in the game “Encounters”.
  • See who added you to Favorites list;
  • Get the list of the most popular people on Badoo com
  • Get highlight of your messages.
  • Buying sticker packs.
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All the above mentioned is enough to communicate with the other users and feel comfortable. You can easily find a person you would like to date without spending money. But, if you do not think that the free features can satisfy you completely, you can purchase some additional services.

Unlike the sites that offer only monthly premium membership, Badoo offers the system of “credits”. Credit is a local coin that can be used to buy the additional services.

If you would like to make your account superb and noticeable, you can buy Premium membership - but you can purchase any period you would like for this membership to last. The only thing you should remember is that the subscription will be renewed automatically (!) via the payment method you have used when purchased it the first time.

1 Day
$1.99
$59.70 per month
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1 Week
$5.99
$23.96 per month
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1 Month
$17.99
$17.99 per month
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3 Months
$42.99
$14.33 per month
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6 Months
$64.99
$10.80 per month
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Lifetime
$109.99
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Members can purchase bundles with 100, 550, 1250, and 2750 credits. They are available for purchasing in the mobile app too. You can turn on the automatic renewal of your balance so it will never be empty, but this option is off by default. So you need to make some changes in Settings to make the renewal system work.

Dani Gartenberg
Dani Gartenberg
Editor
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Badoo connects users who like each other in no secret. Encounters feature and matching algorithms are conducted at a high level. The today's services, such as “Nearby” filter, “Lookalikes” search function, Badoo Live, and system of “credits” make using the site fascinating. A great number of active users allows meeting many people online at once. Nevertheless, considering the fact that the majority of members are young adults, who are looking for fun, communication or dating, you should think over its usage. In case you are interested in a serious relationship only, i.e. searching for a wife or a husband, the Badoo dating website can be not the most suitable alternative. Nevertheless, there is always a happy exception.

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Contact Information

Company: Badoo Trading Limited
Address: The Broadgate Tower, Third Floor, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS
Email: lookalike@badoo.com

FAQs

Is Badoo free?

Badoo has a great number of non-paid features, but it isn’t free of charge. Among free services, there are registration, profile filling out, sending messages, commenting photos, using the filter “Nearby” and other filters as well. Moreover, you can enjoy browsing profiles, quick flirts, Badoo Live with its Livestream, and commenting on other members’ live video streams. Also, checking your profile’s visitors and “Lookalikes” search function are at your orders cost-free.

How to create a profile on Badoo?

Profile creation is quite simple. All you need is to enter your first name, email, or a mobile number to start. The other relevant information to mention includes day, month and year of birth, place of living, gender, and password (you create it yourself). To simplify the process, connect the Badoo with one of your social networks. Also, add some of your favorite photos for getting better feedback from other users. Being a newcomer, give some special information about your personality to break the ice between you and other users. Consequently, fill your profile effectively to impress your ideal partner.

How do Badoo credits work?

Badoo provides the credits system for buying extra services. They work like coins within the website. Firstly, using credits, allows you to be on the top of the “People Nearby” service to become more noticeable and get more visits. Secondly, you'll get featured and be seen by millions of members. Thirdly, you'll receive more messages and increase daily contact limit. By the way, sending “gifts” with messages and buying a sticker pack for credits are also at your service.

Is Badoo safe?

Badoo provides multiple measures for safeguarding personal information, protecting member data, and preventing fake profiles. During the registration, a social network account or a phone number are required to prove that you're a real person. Also, a photo verification can guarantee that it’s not a fake account.

How can I delete Badoo profile?

If you want to remove Badoo profile, click on your name on the left corner, select Settings, and choose Delete Account Option. Select “Delete your account” option. When you are suggested getting Premium membership, ignore and click continue. Also, state the reasons for leaving. For proving your decision, enter the password and click on “Delete your account” the last time. Your profile on Badoo doesn’t exist anymore.

How many members does Badoo have?

More than 447 million people from 190 countries have joined Badoo worldwide dating platform. The number of members is growing every minute. According to the statistics, there are approximately 60% of females and 40% males. The majority of members are young adults: they are over 35 years. Moreover, users’ daily activity is very high - about 2 million logins per day.

Can I use Badoo anonymously?

A great advantage for Premium users is using the Invisible Mode. It offers to visit profiles without being seen. Moreover, it’s possible to hide online status and time of the last visit to the site. Thus, using Badoo anonymously is at your disposal.

How can I know that the profiles are real?

Badoo has an effective system of verification. Firstly, it includes photo verification to ensure that it’s an actual person’s picture. Secondly, there is an obligatory profile verification that requires connecting social networks or entering phone number.

Is messaging free?

As Badoo is a partially free dating service, messaging, without paying, is possible. You can begin a conversation with people if you got a match and liked each other for free. On the other hand, it’s impossible to send a message if this person doesn’t like your photo back. Nevertheless, a user has two messages for sending to members without matching.

How long does it take to have my profile approved?

Profile approving takes a few minutes. You should wait until your social network, phone number, and photo will be verified. It isn’t time-consuming, but still, you should be patient and wait for your account approving.

What can I do to keep my account safe?

Firstly, keep your password in a secret and don’t give any private information at your profile. Secondly, examine the Privacy Policy to learn more about safety and security. Thirdly, if someone seems suspicious, you can report about it. If it is proven, the account will be deleted.

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