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Badoo App Review – the most popular dating app for iPhone

Badoo dating app review

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Badoo is a dating app and social discovery app in one. You can access it from iOS devices, Android devices, and from desktop browsers. It has over 345 million members worldwide (more users than the entire US population) and it lets you find people in 190 countries and in 47 languages. There are people using it in every country, according to Badoo, and the average member already has at least 40 friends on it.


Badoo isn’t just about swiping left or right.

It aims to gives you choices so that you can not only match with other singles but also discover members near you or in any location you like (just select the city and you’re there immediately). Also, because users can verify their Badoo profiles through Facebook, a phone call, or photo verification, you know you’re not going to be cat-fished. Badoo even has 5,000 moderators worldwide who check to ensure their members are who they say they are.

Badoo is the world’s largest dating network, with over 300 million users and counting

How does Badoo work?

Once you download Badoo, you’ll be asked to sign up and create an account (you can sign in with your Facebook account if you like & Badoo will never post anything on your Facebook timeline or page, so you don’t need to worry about anything). It will then walk you through a one-time tutorial, which walks you through the main user interface and standout features. The main user interface, which is what you see whenever you open Badoo, has a navigation bar running along the bottom with four buttons that provide you with access to its core features:

Badoo profile screen
* Discover who’s nearby (globe icon), Play to Match (cards icon), Message center (chat bubble icon), and Profile (person silhouette icon).
* Discover who’s nearby shows you nearby Badoo users. To view a person, just tap their image, and then you will see a short bio, the user’s location, verification details, and more photos if available. You can always tap the filter button in the top right corner of the Discover who’s nearby screen to adjust your preferences for location, the type of gender you want to see, and what age range.

* Play to Match is just like Tinder. It’s an area where you can see full-screen photos of people you may be interested in, and if you are, simply swipe to the right on their photo. You can also swipe to the left to reject. To view more photos of a person, swipe from the bottom of the screen. And to view their profile in full, just tap on any of their photos.


Current Badoo Premium subscription price starts at US$2.99 per week. The prices may vary in different countries and are subject to change without notice. Prices are clearly displayed in the app so you won’t have any surprises.

Users’ comments:

“I think almost all of my single friends have used this app.  I’ve just downloaded it and I quite like it.  It’s a very efficient and effective dating app.  Compared with other dating apps that I’ve tried, Badoo seems to be better.” (Daniel, Paris)

“The best dating app I’ve ever used.” (James, London)

“My favorite dating app so far.” (Sophia, NYC)


Experts’ comments:

“This app is very popular worldwide, especially in Europe.  As far as I know, most singles in France have tried Badoo.” (Jade Seashell, relationship advisor and columnist)

“It is an extremely popular dating app for singles of all age groups.” (Curt Coch, Founder of iDateAdvice)


If you are looking for love, Badoo is a dating app that you must try.  In order to find quality, quantity matters.  Therefore, you should have a look at members on Badoo because this app really has a huge database for you to choose from.


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  1. Ronald says

    I don’t like Badoo app, because, in fact all services are paid. It is impossible to write for free to the girl you like, only by mutual sympathy. There is only couple of times that you can message to the girl you like for free without mutual sympathy. The second disadvantage is that there are a lot of fakes who extort money, for example, a notification often appears: “to write to this girl, you need to connect paid services”, what a nonsense! “Paid” and “Free” categories of people? Very often the application is buggy. It is difficult to delete the questionnaire. The application by all means tries to keep you there, constantly sending mailings, reminders, etc.

  2. Aaron says

    The first thing that comes to mind after registering is that 80% of female users are fakes, all of them are 18-25 years old that are not interested in relationships. There are a lot of infantile girls, who don’t know how to conduct a conversation. What the hell? It can be concluded that the greater part is registered to amuse oneself than to meet someone. The only positive thing that I can say is this dating app has great design and it is user-friendly. Although there are a great number of users I still can not realize whether they are real or not.

  3. Jenny says

    I live in the Crimea, there are a lot of travelers, vacationers, etc. Therefore, it is difficult to meet someone serious just on the streets of the city, in cafes, etc. And after registering on the website, I’ve started hanging out with guys who are also looking for serious relationships. I must say, that there is a special mobile application of the website on IOS and Android. I use it on my iPhone and I like it so much: a great design of the app, a lot of useful functions, wonderful opportunity to chat with interesting people 24/7. I think that mobile app is the most suitable option for dating.

  4. Raul M. Anderson says

    I downloaded the Badoo app on my iPhone, so that in my free time I could try to find a girl. I really appreciate that there is paid service, because this is the first feature that the app will be free from fakes and those users who are not serious about dating.

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