Easy to Use
All the different options and features can be easily found in relevantly labelled areas of the App:
Match with the gorgeous people of Badoo using Encounters or the search tools. Send a ‘Heart’ to show you like them, swipe right for ‘Yes’ and left for ‘No.’ Once matched, they have to say Yes to you too, Badoo will automatically send them a message, and you can start chatting.
You can send messages to other users through the Chat feature. There are restrictions as to how many you can send using the free service.
Special and clever features
The search functions of Badoo
How to search
What is important to you in a friend or lover? Badoo wants to know so they can introduce you to the men and women who you’d love to meet. When creating your profile, add lots of detail to the search criteria. The blonde haired, surfing freak you’ve always dreamed of will hopefully soon appear on ‘Encounters.’
Badoo Encounters is great at match making, but if you want to look for love independently, then set the search criteria and be ready to bump into your dream date.
‘People Nearby’ will show you who is close to your home, work, or holiday location.
Safety & Security
There are various ‘Contact Form’ links so you can report issues with another user, ask questions, and make suggestions.
Confirmation of details
You’ll be periodically asked to confirm your email and telephone number.
Verification is available and encouraged, as it is confirmation that you are who you say you are. All you need to do is to send the Badoo team a picture of yourself in the pose and location they request.
There is LOTS of information within the ‘Help’ section of the Badoo App. We loved how many questions could be answered without having to email the Customer Service Team.
There are different levels of Privacy available within the Badoo App. You can prevent yourself from being searched for and stop your location from being shown in your Bio.
‘Incognito Mode’ can be used if you have Badoo Premium
Dating safety advice
There’s a real focus on safety at Badoo, but it’s still important to use common sense. Don’t give out your address or place of work until you’re very sure your new friend can be trusted. Meet someone new in a public place and let friends and family know where you’re going.
Do we recommend Badoo? – A summary
Badoo is highly rated on the App store, and it has million of users. We love the emphasis on honesty and being yourself within the Badoo community. Verification across the site gives the user confidence that they are who they say they are. This is a site that is suited to people looking for friendship, romance, and love rather than casual dating and hook-ups.