Badoo Review (

Launched in 2006, is an incredibly fast-growing online social dating website focused on making it quick and simple to join a community of singles and meet new people. The site has over 394 million members from 190 countries and is available in 47 languages—which means it’s truly a worldwide dating site. Badoo describes the site as “a community of interesting people locally and from all over the world, ready to share their experiences, interests, and friendship.” From the sign-up page to creating a profile, Badoo makes it easy to meet people.

You can chat, upload photos and videos, keep in touch with friends, meet new people and promote your life—all the things that you’d expect from a dating site. So, what makes Badoo stand out? Well, it is incredibly easy to use. The design is simple, easy to navigate, and makes the entire dating process enjoyable—from chatting, to searching for singles, to creating an attractive profile page. This site is very well designed, making it easy to navigate and enjoyable to use. Compared to many other dating sites with lots of ads and clutter, this site is simple and straightforward—allowing you to focus on what’s really important:meeting other singles. The thought and focus on detail put into the site makes it clear that the founders care about Badoo. There seems to be very little spam or fake profiles on the site.

The free basic service is actually quite extensive compared to many other free dating sites:you can send messages, search for members, upload photos and chat. The paid upgrade options simply give you enhanced features, like being listed at the top of search results. If you’re not sure whether you need the upgrades, don’t worry—just create a basic profile and spend time exploring the site; you can always upgrade later.

Badoo is so easy to use, it’s free and—best of all—it’s fun! Why not give it a try today?

Positives of Badoo

  • The basic (free) service are very extensive and include chat, uploading photos and videos and contact members
  • Badoo encourages a safe and friendly community of singles—there’s very little spam
  • The site emphasizes finding people nearby and makes it easy to do so

Negatives of Badoo

  • None known


A list of up to the last 5 awards for the Current year and/or Past that Badoo has been the recipient of, in the Dating Sites Reviews Choice awards.


2011 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Bronze

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At a Glance

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, International
English, Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish
Member Numbers:
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Cost per Month:
$9.99 for 550 credits
Membership Types:
Free - Basic + Contact

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Badoo Free Membership

  • Yes (unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile (required)
      • Sign-up
        • Email address, name, date of birth, gender, gender seeking and city
        • You also have the option to use your Facebook account to sign-in
      • Confirm & create profile
        • Once you confirm your account, the confirmation email return you to the site, at which point you can choose to:
          • Check out who else you know – permit access to your email contact list, search your other social networks, or find people you know by email address
          • Meet new people – start immediately building a profile
        • Add profile photo (photo required to communicate on the site)
          • Option to upload from computer, send by email or add photos from sites like Facebook or MySpace
        • About you – write about your personality, positive and negative traits
        • Interested in – write about what kind of person you’re interested in
        • Personal info – relationship, sexuality, appearance, living, children, smoking and drinking habits, education, languages spoken work
        • Interests – write about your hobbies and activities
      • Customize your profile with a variety of backgrounds to make your profile attractive
    • Searching
    • Communication with other members (10 new contacts per day)
  • Not included:
    • Access to certain profile information
    • Spotlight feature. Your profile can be featured at the top of the page of other users within your region or area
    • Top of search results for your region

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Married
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Friends

Badoo Costs

  • Prices last confirmed January 10, 2016. Please check Badoo for most recent pricing
  • Paid upgrade options include:
    • Badoo uses a Credits system for upgraded features. If you purchase Credits (prices listed below), you can use those credits to get upgraded features. Each feature costs a certain number of Credits—please check for how many Credits each upgrade requires
    • You can use credits to:get seen by millions in Spotlight, rise to 1st place in the search results, get priority displays in Encounters, select 200 more people in Encounters, start 10 new conversations or send gifts to people you like
    • Spotlight
      • This feature causes a member’s photo and brief profile info to appear at the top of every main Badoo page within their area or region
    • Rise Up
      • This feature instantly puts a member’s profile at the top of the search results within their region
    • Super Powers
      • These are a group of individual features that allow members to gain more control, access more information about other members
    • Cost for credits in US dollars:
      • 100 credits - $1.99
      • 550 credits - $9.99
      • 1250 credits - $19.99
      • 2750 credits - $39.99
  • Accepts major credit cards, mobile phone services or PayPal
  • Can cancel subscription or turn off renewals at any time

Badoo Viewing & Communication Features

  • Profile
  • Photos & videos
    • Share up to 100 photos which can be made public or private
    • Photos and videos can be rated
    • Photo verification is asked on new user sign up
      • How it works is, Badoo asks for a photo where a new user has to perform a specific gesture (they change all the time). Badoo will then make sure it's you by looking at the other photos on your profile along with the unique pose. You may even be asked to do another pose
      • For more information see Badoo Launches Photo Verification for Safer Dating
    • The iOS and Android Badoo app allow you to upload 15 second videos
  • Badoo Live
    • Users are able to message their matches while recording their own live video, offering instant interaction to build connection
    • A Badoo Live tab allows users to see any live videos happening that moment
    • For more information see: Badoo Dropping Its Swiping Feature for Live Video
  • Chat
  • Automated Responses
    • After 3 days if you have not responded to a users message you will get a reminder. This is to help prevent accidental ghosting
    • The reminder will contain a list of pre-existing responses and with one tap you can let them know you're still interested. If you're no longer interested, there are also a variety of polite responses indicating this
    • For more information see: Badoo Launches New Feature to Curb Ghosting
  • Facebook application
    • Badoo Friend Quiz - Ever wondered what your friends really think about you? You can use the Badoo Friend Quiz in the Facebook app to find out
  • I want…
    • Tell users what you want to do today
  • Badoo Desktop application
    • Available for Windows and Mac computers
    • Receive instant notifcations right away on your computer
    • Find out who is online that lives near you
  • iPhone and Andriod phone dating app available
  • Help section – the site includes a very useful help section to answer any questions you might have
  • Privacy and safety features
    • Ability to deactivate your profile and subscription at any time
    • Easy to report inappropriate messages and profiles
  • Standard search
    • General information:match’s age, nationality, marital status, location, postcode, distance
    • Match’s personal information:children, smoking habits, level of education
    • Match’s occupation:multi-select, their income range, religion
    • Match’s appearance:height, weight, figure, hair color/length, eye color, ethnicity
    • Use facial recognition technology to match users with dates who look like your favourite celeberties or crushes. For more read: Badoo’s New Feature Lets You Date Celebrity Lookalikes
  • Lists – can view members based on lists, including:
    • Profile visitors
    • Who wants to meet you
    • Who you want to meet
    • Mutual attractions
    • Friends
    • Favorites
    • Blocked

Other Badoo Information

  • Must by 18 years of age to use this site

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