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If you are looking for an online dating paradise for selfie freaks, Badoo is the place for you. Badoo is an app that has recently arrived into the world of online dating and continues to grow in popularity with more than 350 million users and counting. The two main objectives of the platform are: That it is visually oriented, so you’re gonna want an excellent profile picture. It’s primary focus is hooking you up with people in your area. With geolocation as its main feature, Badoo is useful as a social network whereas it’ll find people nearby to meet in person.  The site is free to join on PCs as well as mobile devices however, it offers a premium version that costs $ 2.99. Badoo strongly recommends purchasing the premium version to optimize your experience. Although it’s free and relatively cheap, the kicker is that you will have to spend money on credits in order to contact people.


Signing up is easy, you can sign up by logging in as a Facebook user, or by creating a new account with a username/email and password. While registering, you’ll be given the option to find people within the Badoo community who’s already in your Facebook contact list, if you wish you can skip this step. You can buy credits at Badoo to use services like “Put me first” or “Focus of attention” these services will put you upfront to increase your popularity and therefore boost engagement. 


Trusted profile verification option. Fast registration process. The Lookalike feature uses face recognition to help discover other candidates who resemble the type of profile interest you are viewing. The gamification functions, including superpowers and popularity meter makes the site more entertaining. You can add photos and videos in public and private albums


Protection and security Badoo uses “reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent from loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control, including your personal information” In a peer-reviewed study at the University of Cambridge in 2009, Badoo received the lowest privacy score among the 45 social networking sites examined. According to the Google transparency report published in 2014 regarding search removal requests derived from the “right to be forgotten” decision, Badoo had the fourth-highest number of URLs removed from Google Search. In February 2016, Badoo acquired LuLu, the mobile application that allows women to review and rate men anonymously.


It may come as a surprise that Badoo is an actual dating platform more than a decade old, but regardless of age, it has not fallen in popularity largely due to its visual appeal, rather than for the quality of the platform itself. If you are looking for an online dating application to see new faces, you can try it but we have found in addition to its poor privacy scores, etc a common problem with these massive platforms, which is that fake profiles are used for advertising purposes.  

profile.jpg Isaac

I know everyone is giving a bad review about badoo through bad experiences but if i am honest its not badoo's fault that people have gone for the wrong individuals or fakes, this month i have met the love of my life, she is exactly like me! I couldn't thank you enough badoo for the recommendation of women you have given me in my area, i was so close to giving up, so again thank you.

profile.jpg Danny

No idea why everyone's so damn negative 'bout Badoo. I've used it last year and got laid. Basically that is all I wanted. Sure is of the better apps. Conclusion: Haters gonna hate, make your own experiences.

profile.jpg Lucas

One of my favorite apps of all time! I get all my dates from this app but it's expensive.

profile.jpg Max

My experience with badoo was devastating and frustrating. not recommended. it sucks!!

profile.jpg William

my first time using this and gonna be my last! 100% Waste of money, Badoo obviously runs this platform as cheap as possible and you can tell.

profile.jpg Logan

Frauds Frauds Frauds Do not give any personal bank information. They use PAYPAL to steal users' money

profile.jpg Seb

This site is charging you without your consent over and over again without notifying you. I even removed my payment methods, I even deleted my account, and money is still charged from me. Be careful, this is a scam.

profile.jpg Adam

I paid 9.90 euro for monthly subscription and they charged me another 54.50 euro without my permission.

profile.jpg Jake

I would NOT recommend this site. The site is very outdated and to top it all off even if you deactivate your account and cancel everything they still charge you!!

profile.jpg Luke

I'm a member for a few months, but very disappointed. absolutely waste of time.

profile.jpg Jay

This site is sh** don't use it, would love to rate it 10 stars below ZERO.

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