EDITORIAL RATING # 2
USER RATING # 2
Badoo is popular for spontaneous flirting and more.
Pros and Cons of Badoo
Large user base
Badoo has a high number of active users
Badoo users can be found in nearly every country around the world
Free use is worthwhile
Sending messages and flirting is possible for free
Fake members included
Badoo offers a large pool of active users – unfortunately, some of them are fake
Users don’t always meet the highest standard
Our conclusion for Badoo
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It doesn’t matter if you’re using Badoo in Canada or in another (vacation) country, you will most likely find suitable members nearby. People on Badoo are generally friendly, so you can often get into conversations quickly. You should keep your eyes and ears open, however, to avoid possible fakes. Unfortunately, you will always find someone like that on Badoo.
Summary Badoo is one of the most successful and largest flirting apps in the world. More than 300 million registered users in 190 countries make Badoo a truly global phenomenon in the dating industry. The general idea is that, Badoo is pretty much the opposite of Facebook! While Facebook is used to connect with friends and acquaintances from all over the world, Badoo helps you meet people whom you’ve never met before. From some contacts maybe friendships develop, from some maybe happy relationships and one or the other encounter on Badoo can certainly lead to a one night stand.
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Badoo compared to other brands
Chances of success
The chances of a flirt at Badoo in Canada are quite good. There are numerous active members who use Badoo. There is also the possibility of international flirts, since Badoo is available in almost every country in the world. The diversity among members is very colorful. With appropriate activity and with a descent profile, the chances for a date are good!
The Badoo app is definitely fun. Whether the encounters game or the “people nearby” feature, the Badoo app provides enough functions non-binding and uncomplicated flirting fun. Using the app is self-explanatory and the members are generally quite communicative. Fakes, which sometimes occur, tarnish the fun a little, but one should always be vigilant, with whom one flirts and on what one agrees to.
Security and seriousness
Badoo is operated by a company with its headquarters in London. The company was founded by a Russian entrepreneur named Andrey Andreev. In the beginning stages of Badoo you had to worry as a user that the app would automatically post indication of the download to Facebook. In this way, Badoo emerged as one of the fastest growing apps on Facebook. After a warning from Facebook itself, Badoo has since removed automatic posting.
Value for money
The Badoo app is essentially free of charge. You don’t need a premium membership to start flirting. In addition, there are some premium features (such as Badoo super powers) that cost money. The cost of activating paid functions is considered as relatively cheap.
FAQ for Badoo
Badoo is a dating app, which is mainly used by the social media generation. For a long time, Badoo was described as the „inverse Facebook“. According to Badoo, it is a social network. Unlike Facebook, at Badoo you are not making contact with already existing friends and acquaintances, but are connecting with complete strangers, who are usually open for flirtation.
The Badoo app has attracted more than 300 million users in recent years. Essentially, it’s an app operated by a reputable company based in London, nevertheless, Badoo is burdened by a reputation that the app would automatically post on Facebook. In the past, this was indeed the case. The problem should be fixed nowadays. But you should always pay attention to what you’re doing and where you’re clicking. Even today, there are countless ways to post to Facebook from the app or to invite other Facebook members to Badoo. Keep your eyes open and pay close attention to what you click.
Badoo has gained a lot of popularity in recent years in this country. There are numerous active members in Canada, as well as many members from abroad who happen to be in Canada at the time. It’s always easy to get into a conversation! In our experience, it always works better when you have a match with a member. It’s therefore always worth it to play the encounters game on Badoo and then – in case of a match – write your match. The members are quite diverse. Anyone exclusively looking for academics is certainly at the wrong place with Badoo. Other platforms exist in Canada for that.
The premium features of Badoo are marketed under the name “Super Powers”. This is a subscription with different prices and subscription lengths. The purchase of Super Powers gives you various advantages when using Badoo:
- See who likes your profile
- Exclusive access to especially popular Badoo members
- Chat option with newly registered members. Chances of flirtations are in our experience higher with them, than among long standing members
- Remain anonymous while visiting other profiles
- Move your messages to the top, to ensure that your message is read first in cases of overcrowded mailboxes (with especially popular women)
To use the Badoo app correctly, you must ensure that the location services on your smartphone are enabled. You can then search for „singles“ in the „People nearby“ section. In the same area, you will also be able to see singles that crossed your path lately. You will then see exactly where your paths have crossed. Usually the two singles were between 100-200 meters apart, regardless, the app knows that you were really close to meeting. Furthermore, you can discover new people with the encounters game. The singles displayed there, match the criteria in the filter (male or female, age range and purpose for search).
In the Badoo encounters game, you will be shown profiles of women or men in succession – depending on the gender you are interested in – and similar to Tinder, you can assign the person a like in the form of a heart or mark them as “not interesting”. If two people have common interests, it’ll be a match and you can write to the person in Badoo chat.
Yes, you can use Badoo even without Facebook. You can register absolutely normally with your e-mail address and freely select your password. Next to using Facebook to login, you can also use your Twitter account to create a profile. The most anonymous method is certainly using your e-mail address.
In earlier times, Badoo got a bad reputation for automatically posting on Facebook. After Badoo received a warning from Facebook, the makers of the app disabled automatic posting. Nevertheless, you should be careful where you click. Badoo lets you enable many options, to post things on Facebook, or to invite other friends from Facebook to Badoo. So keep your eyes open when you’re using Badoo and are concerned that you might accidentally post to Facebook.
Badoo is also usable free of charge. You can create a free profile and also write free messages. In order to increase your chances of success, however, it makes sense to buy the Super Powers in the long run. If you just want to try out Badoo, you should definitely start out with a free account.
In principle, most functions are available at Badoo free of charge. The difference between the paid and the free Badoo variant, is that you get additional features in the paid version. The basic functions like creating a profile, searching and writing messages are free at Badoo.
You can pay for the premium features on Badoo either via Paypal or by credit card. There is also the option to pay via the app stores, ie via Google Playstore or via the Apple iTunes Store.
There is no telephone hotline for Badoo. You can reach the Badoo customer service via the contact form from the app or directly through the page.
Before you write on Badoo, you should check out the profile of your potential flirt partner. In the best case you can find material for a first message by looking at the pictures or profile description. A lazy “Hey, how’s it going?” unfortunately rarely works. A more personalized message always ensures a much higher response rate.
A first message should usually be short. 2-3 sentences for a conversation starter, should suffice. If you write too much, there is a risk that your flirt partner will get the impression that you are desperate and/or that you have too much time on your hands. Too much time on your hands is synonymous with „boring life“.
The perfect Badoo opening line is short, to the point, creative and humorous.
If you have a descent profile and put a little effort into writing your messages, your chances of a successful flirt on Badoo are not bad at all. Badoo users are relatively active and are happy to answer serious requests. But just as mentioned earlier, for your success chances to be good, the profile must also be good. Show in your profile that you are an interesting person who leads an exciting life. This includes corresponding pictures and your about me section should be something creative, that is truthful and still lets you stand out from the crowd.
The Badoo Super Powers are offered at different prices with different subscription lengths. The subscription costs are as follows:
- 1 Day: $0.89 / Day
- 1 Week: $2.99 / Week
- 1 Month: $9.99 / Month
- 3 Months: $8.33 / Month
- 6 Months: $5.83 / Month
- Lifetime: $59.99 / Life
In addition to the Super Powers subscription, you also have the chance to purchase Badoo points with which you can then unblock individual functions beyond the subscription. With the Badoo points, you can improve the visibility of your profile and thus appear more often in the match game or you can buy virtual gifts and give them to your flirt partners. The following packages are offered for points:
- 100 Points: $2.99
- 550 Points: $6.49 (330 Points free)
- 1.250 Points: $9.99 (915 Points free)
- 2.750 Points: $19.99 (2080 Points free)
Just like with many other dating apps, you can find fakes on Badoo as well. These are not necessarily fakes that have been put in by Badoo itself. There are, unfortunately, always those people who want to take advantage of the popularity of an application for their own gain. For example, operators of any erotic cam site that go “hunting” for men, using very attractive female profiles to lure them onto their paid sites. And the typical romance scammers can be encountered here as well. Romance scammers are people who want to exploit their flirt partners, who become increasingly emotionally attached, by telling them a sad story that ultimately always ends in them needing money. And who’s best suited to help? You got it!
Very simple rule of thumb: If something seems too good to be true, you should be skeptical. Are the pictures of the lady flirting with you much too attractive? Then you should grow weary. Fake accounts are also often recognized by having only one profile picture and by not having much information listed on their profile.
The Badoo website and the Badoo app have a similar structure. The functions are essentially the same for both. The GPS function of the app makes for an ever so fine distinction. With the app, you can see which people are nearby and which Badoo singles you might have already crossed paths with at some point.
It depends on which method you used to pay for your Badoo subscription. For example, if you paid via PayPal or via your credit card, you can only terminate the subscription online on the Badoo website. It is not possible to cancel your subscription from the app itself. If you paid via iTunes, you must make the cancelation via the iPhone settings in the “iTunes and App Store” section. If you completed your subscription via SMS, please note the information contained in the confirmation text sent to you.
Badoo doesn’t exactly make cancelations easy. The bothersome way required to cancel a subscription set up with PayPal by having to use the website is reason enough to deduct some points. To find the cancel button, you also have to look for it really carefully and then it’s important to pay attention to where you click, so you don’t keep the subscription after all. When it comes to this part, Badoo uses all the dirty tricks. Beware!
Badoo at a glance
Reviewed by: CA.DatingAdvisor.net
Overall rating: 7 / 10