BADOO is a mega popular adults-only casual dating app aimed to match people by their location. Its matching system is totally based on looks as one is choosing among the other users by swiping their photos. The photos are rated and the user’s score is raising. The desktop site is launched in 2006 and the phone app in 2014, by Andrey Andreev.
- It’s free (with in-app purchases)
- 200 million users worldwide, a half of which are from the US
- Quick registering via Facebook or email address
- Imports work and education details from FB
- Very intuitive and nicely-designed
- An extensive photo verification process
- Messaging and a chatroom are free
- Suspicious accounts are easily reported
- More interesting features comparing to the desktop/website version
- Has some traits of a social network such as chat stickers, virtual gifts, virtual games, etc.
- Girls users can request verifying selfies from men
- Sex purpose only
- Vague profiles
- A very formal interests list
- Has privacy problems
- Has fake accounts and scammers
- No discussions or personality tests
- Consumerism and superficial attitude
- Technical failures happen
1-month Premium Membership – $9.99
3-month Premium Membership – $24.99
6-month Premium Membership – $34.99
Lifetime Premium Membership – $59.99
Credits can be bought additionally
“I spend every day with BADOO for 2 years now and it’s literally my lifestyle. I meet as many partners as I like and for those purposes which I like, and it’s always mutual! All my friends use BADOO too, as well as my co-workers and my relatives. I think it’s a quick and reliable way to meet new people. I feel cool and modern when I’m using it. Also it works by simple principles and always improves my mood. Many handsome guys there!” (Diana, Toronto)
BADOO is too well-known to add anything to the information about it: one can find hundreds of reviews on the Internet. However, some people still aren’t aware it isn’t a typical dating apps but rather a speed dating app that offers hookups only. One is defining whether other users are attractive enough for having a casual sex, and chooses Yes, No, or Maybe option for every photo; then he can move forward. It’s easier to chat with someone you had mutual likes with; the app doesn’t restrict you to meet within a certain period of time, all is up to you two.
Its huge popularity reflects the needs of a modern society. Everyone is too busy either with survival or with developing his business/career which is known to be an endless process. But even if our lifestyle doesn’t allow a full-fledged relationship with many responsibilities involved, our basic instincts are still here and we need to deal with them. The easiest way is to find someone attractive enough who doesn’t mind a quick fling; and it’s a sad fact that BADOO is widely used for cheating too. So speed-dating is a social phenomenon that has many explanations but not that many purposes. Another famous example is Tinder.
Still, it wouldn’t be dramatic as there are enough special apps for serious dating and one can use them with a certain degree of success. Another thing is disturbing: along with the simplified process of finding a sex partner, BADOO does not provide an appropriate safety level. What is the point then, isn’t it the same as meeting a stranger in the bar?
However, it can be recommended to busy adults who are completely responsible for their own actions and all the consequences. To those ones who can be attracted sexually to a person basing on his/her appearance only without knowing his/her interests and personal traits. BADOO is a new generation dating app: a paradise for someone who loves selfies and feels comfortable being a part of the whole selfie culture in general.
Overall 4 stars
Price 5 stars
Features 4 stars
Communication 5 stars
Safety 3 stars
Customer Support 3 stars
Size: 42.70 MB
Current version: 3.6.2
Last updated: November 15, 2018
Requires iOs: 7.0 or later
Requires Android: 4.1 and up
Age rating: 18+