EDITORIAL RATING # 2
USER RATING # 2
Badoo is popular for flirting on the spot and more.
Pros and Cons of Badoo
Large user base
A lot of users are active on Badoo
Badoo is a global phenomenon
Users of Badoo can be found virtully eveyrwhere around the world
You can send messages and flirt for free
Fakes also like Badoo
Because there‘s so many users, fakes tend to pop up
Average user quality
Badoo users tend to be average and don’t meet high standards
Our conclusion for Badoo
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Whether you’re in New Zealand or somewhere else, Badoo helps you find nearby members quickly. Most Badoo NZ users are very friendly, so it doesn’t take much to start an interesting conversation. However, always be on alert for fake profiles. They tend to pop up often on Badoo NZ.
Summary Badoo is known to be one of the top and biggest flirting apps around the globe. It has over 300 million users across 190 different countries, known by the dating industry as being a worldwide phenomenon. Essentially, Badoo is the opposite of the infamous Facebook. Traditionally, Facebook is used to connect you with people around the world that you already know whereas Badoo gets you in front of people that you don’t. Badoo helps you make relationships that could be friendships, intimate companionships, and even hook-ups.
Result detailed rating
Test winner: Zoosk
Badoo compared to other brands
Chances of success
You have a pretty good chance of success when you flirt on Badoo. Many Badoo members are active and you can flirt with almost anyone since the dating portal is available around the world. There are numerous active members who use Badoo. We appreciate the diversity of users on Badoo, and as long as you stay active and have a good profile, you’ll probably get a date!
The Badoo app is a great way to have a good time. It doesn’t matter if you’re using the people nearby feature or playing the encounters game, there’s enough functions on the app to give you hours of easy-to-use flirting fun. The app is very user friendly with NZ members constantly joining in active conversations. Although fakes can sometimes put a damper on the fun, the app is still great to play with and find new people. Just pay attention to who you talk to and what you agree with.
Security and seriousness
A Russian entrepreneur by the name of Andrey Andreev founded Badoo. Headquartered by a company in London, Badoo got its start from Facebook. In the beginning stages, Badoo would automatically post a link via Facebook that you had downloaded the app. This is how it became a top ranked app on the site. After some warnings from Facebook, Badoo no longer does the automatic posting.
Value for money
Part of Badoo’s popularity comes from the fact that the app is free to use with no premium membership required to begin flirting. Some premium features (i.e. Badoo super powers) do cost money. The paid functions are overall pretty inexpensive.
Badoo CostWe review all pricing models. Typically we recommend to go for a premium subscription because it increases the likelihood massivly to meet someone.
FAQ for Badoo
Badoo is an app that the social media generation has used for dating. Some people call it the opposite of Facebook because it a social network in which you connect with people that you’ve never met with the intention to either make friends or flirt as opposed to talking to friend and family that you already know.
In recent years, the Badoo app has gained over 300 million users that faithfully use the app. The company is based I London. However, it has had a bad rep in the past for automatically making posts on Facebook on behalf of its users. As long as you pay attention to where you click, this should no longer be a problem and the app will not automatically make Facebook posts or invite other users to the Badoo app
Badoo has recently become very popular in New Zealand. Many users are active in New Zealand, with some even travelling from other countries and using the New Zealand app. It’s never a hassle to join a new conversation. Typically, the experience is better when you match with someone else. Therefore, play the encounters game and try to find yourself a good match. There’s a wide array of members. However, don’t come to Badoo looking for an academic type!
Super Powers refer to the premium features on the app. The subscription involves different prices and different length of the said subscription. Buying Super Powers can give you the following advantages:
- check out who clicked like on your profile
- get exclusive access to the most popular members on Badoo
- get the chance to chat with newbies. (Fun Fact: you’re more likely to have successful flirting with newbies as opposed to long time members)
- go incognito when browsing other profiles
- have your messages moved to the top of a popular women’s crowded inbox
Yes, you can. Make sure your location services are enabled on your smartphone. Next, type in “singles” in the “People nearby” section. You should also be able to see singles that have recently gone through the area, and check where you crossed paths. Most singles tend to be between 100-200 meters apart when they cross path. In other words, close to meeting. Also, the encounters game lets you meet new people. The singles that get displayed on the game will match the criteria that you put into the filter (i.e. gender, age, and purpose for search).
The Badoo encounters game is very similar to Tinder in that you will get shown a series of profiles of (wo)men, then assign that person with either a heart (a like) or a “not interesting”. If two people end up having common interests, then a match will be generated, giving the two the opportunity to write in the Badoo chat.
No, you don’t. Badoo NZ can be used with just a simple email and password. Using your Facebook or your Twitter account for sign in is completely optional. If you want anonymity, use your own personal email.
No, it shouldn't. Badoo used to automatically post app invitations on Facebook prior to getting a warning from Facebook developers. Now, Badoo no longer does the automatic posting. Regardless, try to pay attention to what you click on. Badoo has many options that will allow you to make posts to your Facebook page. If you don’t want to accidentally post your Badoo business, be conscious of what you’re doing when using the app.
Creating a profile and writing messages is completely free on Badoo. However, purchasing Super Powers can help increase your chances of being successful I the long run. Take advantage of using Badoo for free for a while before you decide to make any monetary commitments.
All basic functions such as creating a profile, browsing members, and sending/receiving messages is free on Badoo. The only difference between a paid membership and a free membership is that the former gives you some additional features.
Badoo accepts payments by way of either Paypal or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) to buy premium features. You can also pay for the app on your phone’s app stores (i.e. iTunes App Store for Apple or Google Playstore for Android.)
You can reach out to the Badoo customer service via the contact form on the app or web page. They currently do not have a hot line.
The best Badoo openers are short, witty, and to the point. Make sure you look at the profile of the person that you’re sending a message to get an idea on what you can talk about. Profile details and pictures can give you some clues as to what you can write. Remember, the more personalized the message, the more likely you are to get a response. Try to keep our first message under three sentences because long messages tend to scream desperation and lack of an outside life. You don’t want to give a bad impression so quickly!
Badoo NZ users tend to be very active and conversational, eagerly ready to respond to serious requests. As long as your profile looks presentable and you don’t just throw something together when you send messages, your chances are pretty good at getting a date. Your best bet is to have a solid profile. Make yourself seem interesting and exciting in your picture and with your words. Make yourself stand out from the crowd by posting some cool things about yourself that would make people want to get to know you.
The Super Powers on Badoo NZ are priced based on the length of your subscription. These are the most recent costs:
• 1 Week: $2.99 / Week
• 1 Month: $9.99 / Month
• 3 Months: $8.33 / Month
• 6 Months: $5.83 / Month
Badoo points is another way to get new functions beyond that of Super Powers or a free membership. Badoo points will improve profile visibility, making it appear more often in the encounters game. Also, you can purchase virtual gifts for your flirt partners. How cool is that? Points can be purchased in one of the following packages:
• 550 Credits $6.49
• 1.250 Credits $9.99
• 2.750 Credits $19.99
With every dating site comes people that try to take advantage of others. Yes, there are fakes that pop up on Badoo NZ as well. Some people will come on giving you a sob story that ends with them asking you for money to help them out. Others post profiles of attractive women who lure you to external sites to make you pay for a membership. Just be mindful of who you’re talking to and never send money to someone that you met on a dating app.
The simple answer: if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Fake profiles tend to have very attractive women with only one picture and very limited profile information.
Both the Badoo website and app work the same. However there is one main difference between the website and the Badoo app: The app has the GPS feature that allows you to see nearby users and those Badoo singles that you have crossed paths with in the past.
Cancellation/deletion depends on how you initially paid for your Badoo NZ subscription. Those that paid via credit card or PayPal must go on the Badoo website to cancel their subscription. Those that paid via iTunes must go to the “iTunes and App Store” to make the cancellation. If your subscription was completed via text, check the confirmation text for instructions. Badoo is notorious for making it difficult to cancel membership, causing it to lose a few points in our book. Paypal users must search carefully for the cancel button, then pay attention to where you click to make sure that you don’t accidentally keep the subscription. Badoo can get a little tricky with the wording, so stay on your toes!
Badoo at a glance
Reviewed by: DatingAdvisor.co.nz
Overall rating: 7 / 10