What Badoo is and How To Find Love Online With It

Last updated: June 2, 2017 - 1:37pm EDT

Starting out in the world of online dating can be a frustrating process. Some sites ask too many questions, and others seem to put more emphasis on the quantity of matches users can get, rather than quality. We at TechBoomers understand how irritating online dating can be, but what if we told you there was a site with more than one way to meet people, with multiple ways for users to verify their profiles, and is free to use? If this sounds interesting to you, Badoo.com may be worth a try. This article will introduce what Badoo is, and tell you about how it works.

Badoo is a dating website with over 330 million users. Its service is now available in 190 countries and 47 different languages. Now one of the most popular online dating sites, Badoo is popular because it is free to use, though users can choose to pay for additional features.

Badoo homepage

How does Badoo work?

There are a few easy steps to finding love with Badoo. We’ll help you get started by walking you through the steps and explaining how Badoo works.

When you first go to Badoo.com, you’ll want to sign up for an account. Start by selecting your gender, and then indicate why you want to use Badoo. You can choose to use it for “Chat,” to “Make new friends,” or to “Date.” Next you’ll be asked for some personal details. Enter your name, date of birth, location, and email address. Finally, click Create Account.

To increase your chances of getting more matches, you’ll want to add a couple of photos and some more information to your profile. You can import photos from your social media accounts, or upload them from your computer. Finally, add some details about yourself and your interests. Now you’re ready to start getting matches and chatting with people you like!

Badoo sign up form

You can use Badoo’s “Encounters” feature to browse other people’s profiles, and decide if you’re interested in them or not. If you’re interested, you can click the heart icon above their photo. If not, click the “X” button. If you and another user both “like” each other’s profiles (i.e. you both click the heart on each other’s profile), then you’ll be matched and be able to send each other messages.

Badoo Encounters feature

If you want to check out users in your area, use the “People Nearby” feature to browse profiles of users in your city.

People Nearby feature

Too see who has “liked” your profile, click “Liked You” on the left menu. Here you can view profiles of all the people who have liked you.

See those who liked you

Click Messages on the left to chat with your matches. Maybe you’ll hit it off and be able to arrange to meet up in person!

View Badoo messages from other users

Finally, check out the premium paid features Badoo has to offer. For a fee, you can “Rise Up,” which will show your profile to more users for a certain amount of time. You can also purchase “Super Powers” for additional features, like seeing who has read your messages, and getting more search results.

Paid features offered by Badoo

How much does Badoo cost?

Badoo is free to use, and allows users to see other users in their area, rating other users’ profiles on “Encounters,” and send messages. However, it also offers additional paid features such as making your profile visible to more users, or the ability to see if messages you’ve sent have been read.

If you want to learn more about the cost of Badoo’s premium services, including detailed breakdowns of packages available to purchase, check this article.

Is Badoo safe?

Badoo is safe to use, and offers multiple ways for users to verify their profiles. When you are viewing someone’s profile, you can see whether they are verified or not, and how they have chosen to verify. For added security, you can change your settings so that only those with verified profiles can send you messages.

However, by default, anyone who views your profile can send you a message. Be cautious when chatting with people you meet online. Never give out any of your personal or financial information to anyone you do not know. Don’t agree to meet with anyone you meet on Badoo, unless you feel confident that you can trust them.

Account verification methods

If you’d like to learn more about how safe Badoo is, as well as some safety tips, check out our Badoo safety article.

The history of Badoo

Badoo was founded in 2006 by Andrey Andreev, a Russian entrepreneur. Over the last 10 years, the site has grown exponentially, and is now one of the most popular online dating services available. The dating service currently has over 330 million users, is available in 47 languages, and operates in over 190 countries across the globe.

Badoo had its official U.S. launch in 2012, and has not stopped growing since; every day, thousands of new people sign up. What makes it special is that it gives users so many options. Depending on your personal preferences and interests, you can customize your  experience to fit your needs. Whether you’re looking to just chat, to make new friends, or to date, Badoo is a great place to start.

Badoo pros and cons

Like any dating website, Badoo has its pros and cons. Let’s go over what we like about Badoo, and also what’s not so great about it.

What’s so great about Badoo? It’s easy to use, free to sign up, and is available on multiple platforms. You can use it to make new friends, to date, or to chat with other users. Another great thing about it is that it gives users a variety of options for ways to verify their profile, which helps to deter those wanting to create fake accounts.

On the other hand, Badoo has some negative aspects as well. One of those is that you can’t use all of its features for free. Some features require a paid subscription or purchase of “credits” in order to access them. Another con is that unless you change your privacy settings, you may end up being overwhelmed with unwanted messages.

Badoo competitors

There are many other dating sites where you can meet people online. If Badoo doesn’t seem quite right for you, don’t worry – there are other options! If you’re looking for a long-lasting relationship, we suggest you try out eHarmony.com or Match.com. If you’re looking for a dating app that is simple and easy-to-use, check out Tinder or OkCupid. To learn about these dating websites and apps, and more, check out our article on the best 7 sites and apps like Badoo!

 

That’s it for our intro to Badoo and how it works. In the rest of our Badoo course, we’ll show you how to create an account, and how to use the service to find love online, and plenty of other things to get you started on the path to finding love!

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