The online dating platform Badoo.com offers free registration. It can be used as an app and a web version. We read some general information about the service on the homepage. The landing page has a purple background and contains no photos, only a registration form. But we must criticize the lack of transparency. We do not know the current number of members. Also, there is no information about the app’s features and matchmaking system. We are invited to register with our e-mail or a phone number. It is also essential to provide a photo to create a profile.
Functions and costs
The easiest way to find potential matches is to rely on the ‘Dating’ feature. Badoo.com will successively show you a series of profiles that match your characteristics. When you like someone, just click on the heart or scroll to the right. To decline there is an ‘X’ or you can also scroll to the left. You can also search by applying some filters. Doing so will bring up a list of potentially compatible people you can contact.
Badoo.com can be used for the most part totally free of charge. You can subscribe to subscriptions or purchase credits to access additional options such as highlighting your profile, sending digital gifts or taking advantage of special emoticons. The vast majority of users find these options unnecessary and are content with the basic version.
Inactive profiles and negative reviews
Even though our experience was positive so far, there seems to be a large number of inactive accounts. Many users complained about this on the internet. We do not think Badoo.com was created as a scam with fake operator-generated profiles. However, the number of negative reviews makes us question if it is still a reputable platform to recommend. In general, the customer satisfaction rate seems to be shrinking more and more.
Users complain about low chances of success and inactive profiles. Some even mention fake profiles. The operator of this platform is Badoo Trading LTD, which is based in London, in the United Kingdom. We do not believe the company wants to rip off its users. But it seems like the best days are behind them and to continue their success story, they would need to adapt fundamental improvements to the platform to assure a positive experience for all members.