Badoo

Testing dating sites, we thought it would be fun, a special experience, to try at least once. To be honest, we were looking for an alternative to Tinder and we opted for Badoo.

dating sites are popular and neat applications, allowing you to find a possible half without breaking your feet to scour the bars. A solution that should be taken into account to find your ideal partner. Certainly, there is no frog who does not find his toad, but by sharing your interests and brewing a pack of people around you, Badoo is the go-between for you.

What is Badoo?

Why Badoo? It’s simply the most used application, with no less than 340 million users worldwide.

Testing dating sites, we thought it would be fun, a special experience, to try at least once. To be honest, we were looking for an alternative to Tinder and we opted for Badoo.

In 2019, dating sites are popular and neat applications, allowing you to find a possible half without breaking the toe bars. A solution that should be taken into account to find your ideal partner. Certainly, there is no frog who does not find his toad, but by sharing your interests and brewing a pack of people around you, Badoo is the go-between for you.

Why is it important?

There is no harm in getting love on a dating site, which is more free of charge (it is possible to pay for extra features though).

Badoo App : Design and Interface

The application is uncluttered and available for iOS or Android. Nothing more simple, just fill a few fields or connect via Facebook to make your life easier. For example – it goes without saying that all this information is not true in my case, it remains a test – but see instead.

You can then insert a package of photos of yourself, to try to increase your popularity with other users, targeted according to their age and location, or connect your various networks from Facebook to LinkedIn through Twitter.

As for paid options, we have not tried, but there is a range of possibilities for the most motivated. Personally, I was contacted via the messaging by a good dozen people in 24h, polite, kind and correct. Let’s say that the mind is not the same as on Tinder – and you have perfectly understood what I think -.

If a boil suits someone, just swipe and then start a discussion. Classic but effective.

Practical indication for the free version, you see immediately who consults your profile, too, if you missed a person who has spotted you, you can make the link in two clicks. Just take your courage to contact her and hope that Cupid gives you a helping hand.

Another point, whether at the bar, in the street or in a cafe, it is possible to find people crossed in real during the day, so they are registered on the site.

Pros

  • UNDO! Marvel of small free function. You swiped too fast or hesitated? Just go back.
  • The simplicity of the application and the numerous details on the profiles
  • Be able to put your count down if you want to take a break
  • In case of no answer, the messages are blocked and you will not be harassed by someone who does not interest you.
  • A team of moderators is available 24/24 and every day to manage potential delicate situations (it is even possible to request a photo of his interlocutor – via the APN, a selfie – to ensure his identity.)

Cons

  • We are not going to lie, there is a lot of solicitations (however, the notifications can all be silenced in the settings).
  • Understand that I am not looking for someone, so it can be a good thing for anyone wishing to meet, even friendly.
  • The basic free app is quite functional however the rates for the extra options go up pretty fast.

Registration Process

 

Badoo is one of the best known dating sites in France and many other countries. Badoo is a site that is free, but as we will see during this test some relatively important features are paying.

By registering on Badoo, one is likely to make at least new acquaintances in his city. Here are some numbers that prove that Badoo is an almost unavoidable site in the online dating sector:

  • + 368 million members, and more than 300,000 new registrants per day.
  • Around 60 million active users each month.
  • 350 million messages sent each day.

With such numbers, even if you live in a small town you can be sure that you will be able to do some knowledge close to home.

Of course, as on all free dating sites (and applications) men are clearly in the majority. Some women receive dozens of messages a day, so you need to know how to do it if you are a man.

Finally, on Badoo we find profiles of all ages, but I could see that members aged 18 to 35 years are the majority.

Positive points of Badoo

As I said above, you can use Badoo for free within a certain limit. You can discuss, complete your profile, view profiles of other members, search profiles by interests, who is online …

The biggest highlight of Badoo is its huge popularity around the world. No matter where you are, there is a very good chance that you can chat with people nearby.

Some features are very interesting (see necessary). We can search for members who live in or around our city, and in the ages that interest us. The Badoo app can also help us find out if we have recently crossed a member with geolocation. We can also link our social networks to our profile, which can help to know if we have friends in common with the members we are interested in, it can greatly help break the ice and get to know each other better. Another very interesting option also: instead of just presenting profile pictures, you can also add a video.

Badoo offers a subscription – the “super powers” – that lets us know who is visiting and / or likes our profile. It also makes it possible to switch to “invisible” mode and also allows you to gain some visibility. This subscription is not very expensive compare to what can be seen on other dating sites, it costs more or less a dozen euros per month depending on the payment method (phone, paypal, credit card …) and depending on the subscription time you choose.

I repeat again, we can use Badoo for free. So like all free applications and dating sites, you can easily create fake profiles. So, Badoo lets other members know if a profile is verified or not, using a small blue pellet. As another security measure for the user experience, men can only send two messages maximum to break the ice, if women do not respond we can not insist more.

Finally, Badoo is accessible from our browser through its site, but it also offers a free app on the APP Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

Badoo’s bad points

Badoo does not have only good odds. First, this dating site has built a rather mixed reputation over the years because it seems that Badoo uses some personal data of its members to advertise (phone contacts, emails, social networks …). Personally, it’s been 1 month since I registered on Badoo – with my phone number – and for now none of my contacts have reported that Badoo was advertising them, but it could come. Many members have complained about this – and this is normal – so this is a negative point that must be taken into account.

It’s also important to know that getting in touch with some Badoo members requires us to use “credits”. This concerns the most popular profiles. It seems that the more popular a profile is, the more you have to pay to send a first message to the member. Without being sure to receive an answer and without being sure that the member concerned is not inactive. In trying to contact some members, Badoo sometimes asked me to pay up to 200 credits just to try to break the ice. And considering the price of the credits it can quickly be expensive:

Credits also provide access to other features, or gain visibility.

My Opinion about Badoo – Conclusion

Badoo is a hyper-known dating site, but it has a bad reputation regarding the use of personal data. My opinion about Badoo is very mixed. Registering on this dating site can really give interesting results. But if you want to keep some privacy, I recommend using an email address – or social networks – “secondary” to register on this site.

His popularity is a very big plus. The possible use of personal data a very big negative point. To conclude, personally I note this dating site with a 3 of 5.

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