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I didn't know what to expect when I first started using Badoo, so I just didn't expect anything, I went with the flow.
Flicking through, yes I would get some obvious fake profiles, but doesn't mean I have to speak to them, there is a great thing called the 'block' button. I spoke to people who were clearly real and had something decent to say, this gave me someone to talk to almost every time I would visit Badoo.
One day, on my random visit, I was zoned to my computer screen and spent several hours talking to a guy, we would keep up to date on a daily basis, have general chats about how our days have been, work, college etc and we exchanged numbers, texted and again, all at the same time I was still going with the flow.
To put a voice with the face, I rang him and had the best and un expected conversation, this really pushed the boat out, and out daily chats continued.
Still going with the flow, we met... we got a hotel, chatted in real life, had dinner and had a real connection from there.
What really surprised me was the radius on Badoo, set at up to 5miles, I was in London and he was in Reading, a bit more than 5 miles? YES.
We continued to meet, I visited his home town, met his lovely family and everything was going great.
I am now living in Reading, spending and enjoying every day with the guy I met through this 'bad online place' called BADOO.
I could fault Badoo, but there is more good than bad, and it all depends how you look at it.
I am still going with the flow, but with the man I enjoy spending time with and the man I adore.
(Just depends what angle you look at it from)
Actually functions rather well for a free site, slick interface and everything, can be entertaining if all you want to do is look at pictures. The problem is you can only message a handful of people per day, like six or eight depending on whether you verify your profile by linking it to other social media sites. You can pay to have a few more, but it's still not enough to really accomplish anything.
Online dating is always a numbers game, and sending out a few messages per day is likely to get you nowhere. You wind up spending all day looking at profiles and pictures, and nothing comes of it - the odd one or two who do answer are likely there for online attention or validation (attention whore) or just curiosity.
Fail, by design. You're meant to spend your time pointing and clicking at badoo instead of getting out and meeting people. For example, they don't tell you which profiles you've already viewed, so you wind up seeing the same one multiple times; search results don't come up in any usable order, and so on; all designed to keep you from doing anything constructive that could lead you to a real relationship. Ironically this site winds up keeping people apart, plus getting you to maybe pay for something that won't work anyway.
Catered for women. Men get the shaft. You can send hundreds upon hundreds of messages, and get absolutely zero replies. If you want to speak with certain "popular" ladies, you must pay to have priority over free users.
The site encourages women to not reply, by giving them the option to not accept your first message in which they judge you based on your default picture, all by itself. Women don't even view your profile, they don't talk, they put absolutely no effort toward anything except ignoring people. Kind of defeats the purpose, don't ya think?
The site is also ban happy. Say one politically incorrect thing, someone gets butthurt, reports you, and boom, your profile is gone.
F*** this literally WORTHLESS website.
Tip for consumers: Here's a tip, DON'T use it. Save your time because this site will end up doing nothing but wasting your time.
Try meetme, the people are no better by any means, but the website doesn't have draconian rules that lambast and force males to pay or leave.
Badoo works showing lots of beatiful ladies, most likely voted by the users, nonen which in real life are looking company from online. Occasionally, there is one of your Facebook friend, usually in seroius relationship. There are few geniune proflies and occasional conversational, so the chance for meeting thar special someone exists, though very minimal.
It is free, yes, I don't really see that paying for the Superpowers adds possibility much. If you are really lookinfg for company online, permanent or temporary, there are many better sites. Every dating site reaches your wallet, and it is a nuisance to cancelling the monthky payments. The only secure way is to cancel your credit card.
EX SOLDIER - IAN - SHEFFIELD AREA - AGE 49 - Had a date with this guy he was late,didn't give to much away about him self?and didn't ask me about my self all he was intrested in was my chest,getting me into bed which he didn't and wanted me to send him a rude pic! Very strange guy..now blocked him...be ware ladies!!.. he's not funny,no personality, his teeth are green lol yuuk ..this chap needs stricking off all dating sites,and he's on many, he just spoils it for every decent guys on these sites..
I have been with Badoo for a couple of years now. Someone appears to have hijacked my profile. Instead of the 51 year old gay man I am, it shows a 22 year old girl named harmony with large breasts. I can't seem to delete my profile or alter the basic information at all. I informed Badoo and they didn't even reply. Now I have a fake profile linked to my email and they obviously have my password. I can't do anything at all about it and Badoo won't help. I am going to have to delete my email account now to stop it myself.
DO NOT USE BADOO!!!
I had an account for a couple of weeks and after getting several intersts from a few people i decided to pay to contact and ended up getting ripped off to a tune of $150.00.
I complained and was ignored completly.
I later learned from various online forums that many of the accounts on Badoo are phantom and are setup by the company themselves to rip you off as it costs to do almost anything useful!!!
I repeat CLOSE account now!!!
I contacted you to report a scammer and find he still is allowed to continue to scam others ?? Why ?? You blocked his contact to me , but allow him to continue !? Bizarre!?
stay away from this guy named rich errante is is strange
I am receiving more and more reports about the number of scammers on Badoo. Personally I am not a member but I have in the past reported scammers to them and they stay up. Either they disagree with me that porn stars like Raven Riley are fake and the profile stays or the stolen known Internet pic stays up. I wouldn't say Badoo is a scam site but it certainly doesn't seem to do anything about the scam profiles already on there. Remember these sites are all about the Google Advertising revenue than your safety.
Please stay away from Ricki-Lee Keeley. Shes not South Australia. I find out on Facebook she has a boyfriend since 2010 on one page and being single on two others. She lives in Brisbane (according to her Facebook status), runs a business in Townsville (https://www.facebook.com/LotsofLocalsTownsville/posts/279473192155652) and is only trying to get layed with someone in South Australia!! What a sorry ass scam!!! Never send her any money.
Scam Scam BIG TIME I only started to talk to two girls and both of them were trying to scam me for hard earned money !! One was claiming she went to Indonesia and she was suppose to buy precious stones!! And told me she was robbed of her advance money to these people! And then she was asking me to help pay for her lost money!! But HELL NO I called her out as a scam and she could go to HELL!! And my next girl I met on there was even slicker she told me her parents died in a car accident and she was taking care of her grandmother that had lung cancer! And she was going to Kenya for a fashion show with her kid! And right off the bat when she gets there she lost her wallet in a taxi cab, and when i told her to call me she said she would but her next text she said she lost her phone!! But still texting from that phone really a piece of work these people!! I'm sure it is a ring of scammer's !! And here is the kicker she was clamming that she was from Norway and had pictures of a Blond girl,and she called and talked to me and left a message on my phone sounded like a Asian Girl !! SCAM SCAM ALERT!! DON'T USE BADOO PERIOD!!!
I had a sad story of meeting a Sicilian man nicked Marco (real name - Angelo Trovato, 46, now lives in the Swiss Chur). As I later understood, he is a typical sex tourist. He wooed me for a good month with numerous calls and sms and everyday love chats on Badoo. When finally he arrived to meet me in real life, I was faced with the following: a zero intellect and culture, no idea that man should take a shower, and lots of lies. His only interests in life are sex, Italian football, pasta, and billiards. He doesn’t care at all about the others’ feelings and will do everything to get what (or who) he wants. Unfortunately, I am still recovering (economically and healthwise) from the consequences of his Mongol raid (you cannot help but call his visit a Mangol raid). I warn all the ladies to stay away from the man.
very limited number of matches and there seems to be ALOT of fake profiles of there..I get a lot of responses but they all hardly speak English and always seem to try to get money out of me..I understand that you will always encounter that in any dating site you go to but DAMN ..it is without a doubt a complete waste of time.
Currently Badoo is demanding I give them my cell phone number in order to enter my account - even though I didn't give one when I set up my account (I don't even own a cell phone). Is that even legal? It does nothing to confirm who I am, since I didn't give that info before. They just want my number, presumably so they can sell it at some point to spammers.
Also I have spammers adding me on skype ever since I disclosed that address to badoo. Bottom line is these people are RUTHLESS, completely untrustworthy scammer-spammers, and they need to be shut down. Now I'm only trying to get back into my account so I can close it, after taking down my pics.
I get so tired of reading reviews about fake profiles and scammers. That's not badoo's fault, its a free site, jeez. Why are you talking to people outside of your city, red flag, read the profiles, all you need to know is there. Who sends money to people they dont know. Use some common sense. Dating sites have good and bad, if you really want to find someone, stop being lazy and weed through the foolery. You have to do the same thing on paid sites.
I was on the site for a while and got many responses. Everyone of them were from someone claiming to be a girl in Africa who was looking for true live and just a few thousand dollars to come and meet me in the USA. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE RESPONSES WAS FAKE. The pictures are stolen from unsuspecting victim's Facebook page, that is why Badoo wants your account "verified", to steal your friends photos. There are also many profiles using either the same pictures or celebrities and even well known porn stars. It's a shameful waste of time and another African pirate attack.
His name Jerry, 46 from New york working in the military. How stupid of me to believe in people who are far. Well is funny because I am thankful my brother works for the police department and he found your love message to me in a scammers website. It made me super sad but that's what I get for being so trusting. Lol I feel silly. http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=46769
BADOO ESTOY MUY ENOJADA, POR LA SENCILLA RAZÓN DE QUE UNA AMIGA ME INVITO A BADOO POR FBX SOLO HICE COLOCARME SOBRE SU NOMBRE Y AUTOMÁTICAMENTE HE QUEDADO CON EL PERFIL ACTIVADO, CUANDO ESTABA DESACTIVADO, SIN SABER SI ASÍ LO DESEABA. USTEDES DEBEN DARLE LA OPÓRTUNIDAD AL USUARIO DE SEGUIR LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS PARA REACTIVAR SU PERFIL Y LO PEOR ES QUE NO HE PODIDO ENTRAR AL MISMO, LO HE TRATADO UNA Y OTRA VEZ, CERCA DE 20 VECES Y NO ME PERMITE ENTRAR A BADOO, O SEA NO HE PODIDO VER MI PERFIL, MAS SIN EMBARGO TODOS LOS USUARIOS LO ESTÁN VIENDO. ME AYUDAN, PORQUE NECESITO ENTRAR Y VER MI PERFIL, REALMENTE NO CREO QUE ME INTERESE SEGUIR EN BADOO. POR LO QUE EXIJO DESACTIVEN MI PERFIL. GRACIAS
Please stay away from Jake 33 he is a fake that's not even his real name hes not from Chicago state university.. he's from Chicago didn't even go to collage and is older then that! We talked and come to find out he has a girlfriend and is only trying to get layed!! What a sorry ass dirt bag!!!
I experienced vulgarity personified and abstracted! Dirt bags by the 100's! Why don't these sodomites go to the local watering hole and get laid. Ignorant and many are unappealing! What a joke!!!!!
Badoo is ok, well executed for a dating website.... the people not so much. Within my first hour of joining i received 50 messages. After weeding out the weirdos i ended up replying to 5. Great choices. I ended up meeting only one. We hit it off dated for a few months and now married.. expecting our first child.
Anyway... my point being if you talk long enough and take your time messaging and not being so pushy, you might actually find someone worth your while.
I had a bad experience met an Indian girl from Badoo name Starla 25 years old from Los Angeles she sometimes goes by Kiara Rai.. This person is fake when I asked to meet up and talk over the phone he/she gave me a wrong phone number saying they were sorry.. This made me sick to my stomach. I dont know how people can pretend to be someone their not...
i have downloaded 200 fake profiles, several with same photo and different name. I reported all to badoo, none was removed. They create the fake profiles to impress you when you log in and play encounters. But they are so stupid they use names and fotos from Turkey girls some from Badoo, some others from other social meeting networks and several from an agency with girls. I leave in Greece and traveling along. I noticed the same problem when I was abroad in other countries. Big cheaters! Try it and you will see, more than 75% of people nearby the place you leave are fake profiles...... The thing is there is no legislation yet to control them and eventually shut them down. Is it too early?
I have lost a girl that i have meet on bado and now i don't know how to find her again #feeling very sad
Scamscam I am do not like green eggs and spam.. Black n green people from HELL posting pictures of angels that are controlled by demons in the pits of nigeria and if you see someone that is not attractive on badoo the demons are after them 7 fold.use anothyer sit for real!!!!
The wise man said just walk this way to the dawn of the light the wind will blow into your face as the years pass you by hear this voice from deep inside its the call of your heart close you eyes and you will find the passage out of the dark. HERE I AM WILL YOU SEND ME AN ANGEL in the land of the morning star
Badoo is SCAM. Most of its members are Nigerian scammers claiming to be in your area but they're incapable of speaking proper English, never mind being ever anywhere near your location. You are a total and utter natural disaster if you even think considering paying money for their services. Please, avoid it, like Chernobyl!!!
Stay away from Xavier Edel in Reims. He was a total douche bag. Lied and said he wanted kids but just wanted to have sex!!!! What a jerk!!!
Badoo has stolen money from my account , I think this was happening for longer period of time, I just became aware of it. Please never give them with your bank details. I bought super powers and then I opted out but they still continued to take money from my account , without my knowledge and without my permission. They are thieves Another thing is , they claim so many people joined them, but when you look how many people left, if you have contacts on your list, after 6 months none of them will be still there, but yet , badoo is claiming their numbers are growing, it is a lie, a con , a criminal activity.
Be careful of this website. Many of the members are scammers. Nigerian scammers. They use Caucasian pictures and English name to set their profile. Because they don't want you to know their true color. I've been to this site for only 2 weeks, got lots of messages..but I found out quickly before got sucked into their scam. They always want to know your email address, they are SO fake you can even smell the rat in them. If it continued, the next thing they want is for you to send money to them....It's all about making money out of you.
i really don't like how they try to catch your attention with false members messages and they try to get your contacts emails. Their techniques are same as scammers use. I wouldn't recommend this site at all.
the pictures on top of screen for straight guys contain 99% trannys and guys,but i am looking for girls!!!!! what the heck!
Apart from the handful of local friends whom I can meet any time I want, the rest are simply depressed highly strung insecure single women plastered in make up & bragging about men being such bastards for dumping them....I can understand why.
Badoo will email all your contacts without your permission. Please avoid like the plague.
This site is nothing but an over glorified popularity contest! I was invited by a friend (or at least I think this person really did invite me-with Badoo, it's hard to tell since they get into your personal email account) to come on there and found out that it isn't all that it's cut out to be. There are some cool people on there however, but a majority of the people are kind of weird. And if you want to see who has you as a favorite, you have to pay for superpowers! What kind of b******* is that?!?! It's way too expensive. And you have to put up some pictures of yourself, which I did and only one was up on my profile despite that I put up 3! I couldn't find the contact form on the site to ask them why my other pictures didn't show up on my profile. Plus, there are several scammers running around on there and there's no way to tell them about it so they can look into it. Don't waste your time on this site, and if anybody says that it's a good site, either 1) they work for the site or 2) they probably have been rejected off of the more decent sites.
I have met numerous girls off this site. It is a website, so of course is full of time wasters and a few people who are fake - It is the internet after all but I have slept with at least 6 girls and been on probably 15 dates or so. You do need to pay to make this happen though, but it is cheapish compared to many other sites. without paying, I doubt a guy will meet many women.
The website has a few of Transvestites using it, but you can normally tell that from the pics...if not....it will make an interesting story for your mates to laugh at.
Total run job for re-upping with credit card
Used to be hotornot.com. When hotornot became Badoo I went from having great exchanges with real people to a very sharp contrast of literally literally NO ONE
Literally my rating was 9.7 to 9.8 badoo managed to erase my hotornot rating and set it to their standard 5 star system. Once that occurred, my rating was 2.1. On hotornot I could engage just about any girl I that I wanted to and she would reply back in chat. Real discussions
Badoo.com: I can literally click on ANY person and send them a message
Not only they don't reply. Nobody even reads the messages. But to be sure of that I lowered my standards to EVERY UGLY BETTY on the f* site
Still a lack of EVEN READING THE MESSAGES TO THEM!
Message to UglyB: Stunning. Lets meet! : user has not read this message
Even at that I configured my account so that it even showed when I clicked on a profile. And I just started hitting every other random thugged out plus sized mom of 20: STILL NO PROFILE VISITS - NO one Trys to meet, or even visits. Maybe it's a problem with my profile?
I set up a new one - same sh__
One of the TRICKS they will pull on you : When you attempt to login they will redirect you to a page where it LOOKS LIKE A LOGIN
Instead it's a place to enter your own email address and password for YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT
That way they can download your contacts and then email every other person you've contacted with a request to join you on a dating page.
Worst dating website ever. The only good thing is (at least for switzerland), that there are quite a lot of people on it. But it is a huge rip-off anyway. First of all they send out emails to the people in your address book without your consent. Second, as a male person, you can only write to 10 new girls per day, and also only 2 messages per person unless they reply. If you want more, you have to pay. Also, you can't send messages to someone who is above or below your age group. Third, Badoo deleted almost all photos where I was not with a picture on it. Like holiday pictures etc.. or pictures where I'm with my gf. You need to have 3 pictures with your face, otherwise you cant see anyone else's pictures. If you have no picture at all, you can't even send any messages. There are lots of pervert guys on the site, spamming all the women all day and trying to get sex. Most women are pissed of by that, and so they usually don't answer any hello. you need to be quite creative in your messages. and even then, mostly they will not even read your message because they are already flooded with other messages. Oh, and also, some girls that get many profile views and messages, have some kind of hot-flag on their profile, and you can not send them any message until you pay for the premium service.
I've been using badoo for about 3 years now. Met about 11 or 12 girls and $#*!ed all except for 2 of them that were a bit guarded. Its a real site. Unless of course its made by narcs that traffic women.. and even if that is the case, they're doing an excellent job trying to get them their greencards..
There are a few trannys.. so you just have to block them whenever you see them, but they're mature enough to state it in their profile openly so there's no surprises..
Mostly latinas.. mexican women, salvadorean, and honduras women are on the site..
I did pay for the usage of the site just once.. so that I'd be able to always see if somebody has already read what I typed them.. cause this way I can get an idea of if the person read it and is just leaving me hanging or the person hasn't read it at all.. keep them on their toes so to speak...
I've never used a condom with these women and I'm still clean.. so there's clean women on the site.. but you never know...
most of the women on here already have kids.. those that don't seem to be a bit wierd or crazy.. but its all good.. its still pussy..
most of the times women won't respond to the Hello's because they're so swamped by all these dudes.. so when you get a woman whos talking to you.. take advantage of the golden moment.. cause if she slips through your fingers and starts talking to me.. that pussy is mine..
Damn.. I sound like a serious perv...
Theres always going to be the fake profiles on all sites.. this one has them too.. they're made by scam artists that use the site to lure other users into their schemes.. those fake accounts arent made by the badoo staff.. they're made by some scammer $#*!s that are broke as $#*! in nigeria.. they need to go play with themselves..
all in all... i love this website... it took me from the nerdy dude who sat behind his computer lonely as hell.. to the nerdy dude who gets laid so damn much and brings women into his moms apartment and makes the neighbors wonder if Im some kind of pimp...
Spam, they send mails to ALL your contacts without telling you...
But, it is free to use for the most part. So can't be too hard on them.
Warning, warning, warning!
I received an email from a friend saying she had left me a message on a site called BADOO for me. She is German, so I received the message in German - I then clicked to view the message in English. I assumed it was a social networking site similar to Facebook for German people and that she was inviting me to join…
How very naïve!
I clicked the link to the message. In order to retrieve the message I was asked to enter some simple info, i.e., my name, location and date of birth. This seemed harmless enough (at no stage was my email address solicited), so I entered same, and suddenly, hey presto, I have a profile on an internet dating site linked to my private email account. I promptly received an email facilitating a password to my new account: "Welcome to BADOO!"
I had to use my private email address and the password I received to enter the site to delete an account I had never created in the first place.
Having done some research into BADOO, it would appear that this is their modus operandi. There have literally been millions of complaints about BADOO and their underhand and devious method of signing innocent people up to their dating site. Surely it is illegal? It is an absolute con. They use your info for data mining purposes.
I have had the same email address for many years and unfortunately cannot delete the account and create a new one as I work freelance and cannot afford to lose potential clients. BADOO now have my personal info and email address and there is nothing I can do about it at all. Be warned. If you receive an any email that includes the words BADOO it in anywhere, I would strongly advise that you delete it immediately.
This is a total scam, ripping off your well-earned money! Got there, went out in 5 mins, and after that, I got 20 emails, lol:)
Most of them were from people from other countries, etc..
And Badoo also spammed my contacts lists with messages from "ME" ?? I mean, wtf??
Stay away from this spam house at all costs!
It created a profile each for me and my partner using our email addresses, pictures from our respective facebook albums WITHOUT CONSENT as a consequence of answering some stupid querstion about a friend and provided random, incorrect details - have managed to delete my partner's account but mine remains for the time being NIGHTMARE DATING SITE!
I was last on Badoo over a year ago, and deleted the profile within 10 minute. Today i got a message from someone saying they had sent me a message, i decided to look and thought "Im sure its improved by now" ... I couldnt of been more wrong. You are forced to have 3 photos of your face and ONLY YOUR FACE on your account. If not your photos are either deleted or moved into different albums.
I am a male, and i put a photo up of me and the mrs, and they said and i quote "people will not be able to work out which one is you" ... This is where i drawed the line ... So im not allowed to show all the desperate tossers that im engaged? Worst website ever, avoid like the plague!!!!
Total booty call site infested with desperate creepy people and scammers. I was on it 5 minutes before I had 5 messages from total losers and a scammer. Watch out!
When you join this website it sends stuff to people in your address book saying you have a message for them when in reality you don't. I would advise if anyone gets something that says they have a message from someone they know from this site to avoid it because of my experiance with it.
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