Largest social discovery network with 359 million registered users worldwide.
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- Active users
- Ability to use totally free
- Simple and clear website usage
- Apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, mobile version of the site
- Local languages
- Some fake users
- Frequent offer to import address book or connect via Facebook or Twitter
Badoo Website Review
With over 359 million registered members who send over 350 million messages per day, Badoo is one of leading social dating sites.
You can use this site for chat with people, make new friends or find new dates. You need to upload your photo in order to search or communicate with other people.
Site offers few ways to find new people. Encounters option allows you to see photos and choose whether you like it or want to pass on it. You can also choose Crush option. When you both like each other, you get message that you matched and you can send a message. Like and Pass on profiles is free, however Crush requires credits, that can be purchased.
People nearby option allows you to see people who are near your location. You can check their profiles and like them if you wish.
If you want to find similar people by appearance to you or some famous person, you can use Lookalikes option.
On member profile you can see their photos, interests, location and other personal info. If you want to chat with, other person you can do that by pressing Chat now button. Some information on profiles are not shown until you provide same information, i.e. if you want to see how close you are, you need to download mobile app or turn on location services of if you want to see personal info, you are asked to fill your profile as well.
Site uses verifications, such as Photo, Facebook, Phone number, so you are frequently asked to link your social accounts or upload additional photos
Site usage is free, however you can buy Credits or Super Powers membership, that offers additional features, such as seeing who wants to meet you, undo your vote, etc.
Website is active and during review time, first replies and messages were coming from other members.
Badoo community is really active, easy to use and provide many different ways to look for dates. You can use the same service on convenient website and different mobile apps, so it is one of the best options to look for date.
In order to start dating on site, you need to register. For faster registration, you can sign in via Facebook, MSN and few other social networks. Otherwise, you can answer few questions about your gender, purpose for registration, etc. In case you choose dating, then you need to choose whether you want to date guys, girls or both of them.
After providing this information you are asked to fill in your first name, birth date, location and e-mail of mobile number.
Next step offers you possibility to check your contacts from Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo! or other e-mail systems. In case, you do not want to do that, you are free to skip this step.
After this, you are asked to add your photos in order to start receiving messages and meeting new people. You can upload them for Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Vkontakte or Upload from your computer. In case, you do not want to upload photos now, you can skip this step as well. However, adding photo is a must on this site, as you can’t use Encounters, Messages or any other dating related feature.
Last step is to confirm your e-mail address by clicking link in email that was sent to your address. If you do not want to wait for your e-mail, you can sign in with Facebook to complete your registration.
Super Powers Features
- Access people who liked you instantly
- Find out who added you as a Favourite
- Be the first to chat to popular users
- Chat with people the moment they join
- Be able to undo your “No” votes
- Have your messages read first
- View other users’ profiles invisibly
Super Powers Pricing
- 1 week – €2.06 – 3.50
- 1 month – €11.99
- 3 months – €27.99
- 6 months – €41.99
- Lifetime – €69.99
Badoo Credits Features
- Rise up to the top of People nearby
- You will be shown more in Encounters
- Promote your best photo
- Be seen by people who want to chat
- Use fun stickers
- Send gifts
- Credit card
- Pay by mobile
You can delete your account by pressing “Delete account” link at the bottom of your Settings page.
After clicking this link, you are offered plenty of options to choose, such as hiding account, switching notifications, etc. If you want to delete it, then choose “Delete your account” and press text link “Continue”.
Next step offers you 3 days of Super Powers. In order to delete your account, you have to click on text link “Delete your account”.
This step asks you for reasons why you decided to leave Badoo. Choose any of options and click text link “Continue”.
After that, you will need to enter your password and symbols from the picture, and press text link “Delete your account”.
Finally, your account is deleted, but you will have 30 days to restore it.
iPhone/iPad App Review
Both iPad and iPhone use the same app, that can installed from iOS AppStore.
After opening app and logging in, you are taken to Encounters, where you can Like or Pass other people. Also you can use People nearby, Lookalikes features to find people.
Messaging tab also shows all information about your likes and favorites.
Quite interesting issue is that Super Powers subscription is cheaper than subscribing via website.
Overall, app is really nice, fast and convenient, so it should be one of apps to be used for dating search, however, it would be useful if iPad version could have horizontal mode.
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