Badoo Dating Review

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rating: 4.7
  • 403M+ registered users worldwide
  • Speedy registration process
  • Connect social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter

Badoo Dating


An online dating haven for selfie fanatics, receiving 60M+ monthly active users.

By Stella Bracwel | 16th October 2018

Operating in more than 190 countries, Badoo is a great dating platform for people all over the world. We loved this app for its wide range of network. It provides you with the liberty of meeting people from both home and abroad. It goes with the motto that loves knows no barriers! If you are single and open to dating, Badoo is the first platform you should skim through.

Sign Up

The sign-up procedure is pretty simple and hassles free on this website. You can sign up directly through Facebook. The app will take your basic information from Facebook with your permission access. You can also sign up through their website. In that case, you need to mention your sex, age, location, and phone number or even a simple e-mail ID and you are good to go.

You will need to upload one profile picture after successful completion of your account opening. The app usually recommends uploading six to seven pictures. This is done to show your personality better. However, you can always choose not to upload your photos.

  • Provides both free and premium options
  • Easy messaging and interaction options
  • Recommended more for young users
  • Special features include ‘bumped into’ or ‘chat room’
  • Customized search options such as ‘encounters’, ‘search nearby’ and ‘lookalike’
  • Free messaging option for everyone
Ease of Use

You can go for the conventional way of finding your dates through the ‘nearby’ option. The software will optimize your search to the nearby locations only. However, if you want to make things more interesting, you can go for either ‘encounter’ option or ‘lookalike’ option. Encounter option is an interactive game where you find yourself a match conveniently and quickly. In this phase, you can see pictures and the basic information of the person. The Lookalike is the most interesting part of this website. With this option, you can actually search for partners who portray similar personality or traits as you.

With credits, you can purchase gifts for your partner as well. The credit schemes are quite budget-friendly too since it is targeted to the younger populace more. You can also look for your preferred partners in a quick way in this app. Basically, you do not have to search much if you are looking for some casual hook-up.

Safety and Security

As far as safety is concerned online, Badoo respects your privacy and personal space. If you find something wrong with another profile, you have to right to complain about suspicious activity. Badoo will analyze the matter and block the account immediately. As far as the photos of the users are concerned, Badoo has a specialized system to verify the photos of the user. It gives a red flag if the user tries to provide something fake. However, we did think that the profile information could have been more comprehensive to provide a compatible partner. But that is the interesting touch to Badoo where you can actually explore yourself.

You can also put in your interests in the profile section to find people that match with your interests. In fact, you can do the opposite as well to find people who don’t match with your interest. You can do some healthy flirting with gifts and interesting conversations as well.


We found the prices of this app relatively cheaper compared to other dating apps. This is due to the fact that the app is targeted at a younger population base. You need to pay for getting access to special features.

SubscriptionPrice (per month)Total Cost
One Month$9.99$9.99
Three Months$8.33$24.99
Six Months$5.83$34.99
CreditPrice (per credit)Total Cost
Bottom Line

In short, Badoo caters to your individual needs. Whether you want something serious, casual, one-night stand, random hookups or a simple chitchat session, Badoo has the right features for you.

Reviewed by
Stella Bracwel
Stella is a fashion blogger and crypto-investor, who also happens to be a dating expert as well. She is a traveller who has taken up writing as a full-time profession, so she can always do her job and have fun on the go.With her vast array of knowledge, Stella could get you hitched as well as rich so keep an eye out for her articles! Read more.
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