Badoo is a popular free dating app available to iOS and Android users. It’s a great way for chatting and meeting exciting new people. Here’s a guide on how to use Badoo to find a date or hook up.
1. Download Badoo Dating App
Head on over to the Play Store and App Store and download the Badoo dating app. Once the app has downloaded, open up the app and create an account. You’ll be asked to enter in your email address, name, birthday, gender and what you’re using the app for whether its for chatting, make new friends or dating.
2. Create Your Profile
Creating a Badoo profile will help you meet other Badoo users. By creating a profile you can upload photos, videos, edit your bio, and express what you’re looking for. You can access your profile by tapping on the ellipsis icon in the top left-hand corner and then tapping on your name. By clicking on ‘Profile,’ you can verify your cell phone number and Facebook account, and you can update the rest of your profile to include your interests, about me, relationship status, appearance, etc. If you’re using a mobile device, it may take some time to fill out your profile. Badoo does offer a desktop version so you may save time by updating your profile at badoo.com.
3. Upload Photos & Create Photo Albums
You can easily show off your personality by uploading photos and videos. Photos can be updated by tapping on ‘Add photos of you.’ You have the ability to add photos from your Facebook account, Instagram, existing photos, or you can take a new photo. You can store up to 500 photos in the ‘Photos of You’ album. You also have the option to create an album.
Badoo makes it easy to control comments on your albums. To do so, simply go to profile settings, photos and videos, and choose who you want to comment on your photos and videos. Make sure you hit ‘Save’ after you’ve made the necessary changes.
4. Search For People Nearby
By going to the ‘People Nearby’ section you can see Badoo users in your area and cities nearby. By tapping on filter in the top right-hand corner, you can find people based on their gender, age, location. Badoo also offers an advanced search feature that can search specific criteria such as relationship status, sexuality, body type and star sign.
5. Start Chatting
In order to chat with someone, you will need to make sure your mobile number or Facebook account is verified.
To chat with someone you like, simply go to their profile and tap ‘Chat.’ If you want to check your messages, you can do so by tapping on the ellipsis in the top left-hand corner and going to ‘Messages.’ There is also a block feature to block anyone that may harass you.
6. See Who Liked You
To see who liked your profile, simply tap the ellipsis on the top left-hand corner and visit ‘Liked You’ under your connections.
7. Rate Photos
If you find someone you’re interested in, you can easily rate their photo by tapping on ‘Rate this photo at the bottom right of their photo.
‘Encounters’ will help you meet fun and exciting new people. Encounters will display photos of attractive users who match your interests. To take full advantage of Encounters, simply edit your search criteria, swipe through photos and see who you like.
9. Buy Badoo Super Powers
While Badoo is free to join, you can get noticed and people quickly by purchasing Badoo Super Powers. Badoo Super Powers make it easy to see who wants to meet you, see who likes you the most, chat with popular Badoo users, promote your messages, and see who’s added you as a favorite. You can purchase Super Powers for one, three, six and twelve months. Badoo does give you the option to try Super Powers before buying of the packages, but you can only get them for a short period via SMS. Super Powers can be purchased via credit card, PayPal or SMS.
10. Take Advantage of Premium Features Rise Up and Spotlight
While Badoo is free, the dating services does offer a few premium features like Rise Up and Spotlight that makes it easier to noticed and attract more attention. With Spotlight, your photo can be placed on top of the page, and people nearby can see your photo. With Rise Up, your profile will be displayed at the top of search results in the pool of people in your area.