“Badoo Live” enabled members to host a live video stream, which all Badoo members could watch and join. Badoo announced that the feature was removed from the site as they wanted their users to focus on connections rather than viewing streams.
Profile information, as a whole, is severely lacking. Unlike others where you answer questions and take personality tests, you can only choose their interests from a vast list. You can’t see what their thoughts are about topics concerning religion, politics, etc.
To encourage its members to post their best pictures and fill out their profiles completely, they’ve devised a profile scoring system. The higher your score is, the higher your visibility to others. To start receiving ratings, you need to upload at least three photos of yourself. Members are also required to state their dating intentions as ‘Here to date’, ‘Ready for a relationship’, and ‘Open to chat’ to avoid mismatched partners.
Although the profile scores are meant to determine the likeability of the members, it may be lacking as it is purely based on appearance.
Even with a verification process, fake profiles on Badoo come aplenty. There are several articles written about it on the web, and we experienced it firsthand while writing this review.
Only 2-3 minutes after creating a profile, we got four message notifications from different females who wanted to chat with us. This is highly suspicious as the account has just been created, with no picture and no information on it whatsoever. Granted, Badoo has a feature where premium members can send messages to new users as soon as they sign up. However, we doubt that people who sincerely want to meet other people would be okay with just messaging everyone who signs up for the service.
According to demographics, the male to female ratio in Badoo dating back Muzmatch citas in 2009 was , with males taking the lead. Recently, the numbers flipped, and more and more female profiles are being created on the same, some of the fake profiles to bring more people in. Remember that profiles can be set so that non-members can view it. Hence, there are several female decoy profiles on Badoo with the sole purpose of enticing males to join the website and meet these “female” members.
Badoo puts a considerable emphasis on photos and appearance while disregarding views and opinions. Yes, you can choose an interest, and there are several fields where you can freely type information about yourself, but users neglect most of these because they are not mandatory.
Badoo has an extensive verification system for photos, but nothing on what’s written on your profile. A person looking for a long-term relationship or marriage is not given enough tools by which to tell who is compatible with them or not.
Members can show off their personalities and give honest opinions on a variety of topic prompts through the use of video. These 15-second clips is a fun icebreaker when other Badoo users visit your profile. Plus, it also enhances your credibility as a genuine member of the app. Badoo also rewards profiles containing ‘Clips’ in terms of visibility on the platform. When you publish ‘Clips’ on your profile, you will show up more frequently on other members’ matchmaking list.