I have recently deleted my account .. been on the site on and off these last couple of years. Within the last 6 months are so, I get many notifications on my phone (usually at silly o clock in the morning) saying "this woman is interested in you". When you click on the account, very little information is given and usually just one picture (which all look fake to me). Sometimes they have disappeared from the interested in list so they must of either deleted their account or been taken off by Badoo for sending spam.
I've had numerous spammy emails since I have signed up, now that I have deleted my account it has all stopped.
Badoo claim not to send spam, but clearly that is not the case.
Badoo needs to sort their terms and conditions, and policies out as there is way to many fake accounts and people as well as scam and spam accounts.
Judging by many other bad reviews of this dating site I am not on my own.
Stick to Plenty Of Fish.com
Sort this out badoo.
Perhaps some people find a match there, unfortunately I can't say that about myself. I've written so many messages and got hardly no answer and this was quite devastating experience. What a pity, because initially I had so much hope in relation to this site and it turned out to be all but a big bag of falsity.
On Facebook you can put up almost any picture that represents you or your interests. If you view yourself as a dog lover you can make your profile picture into a dog. Badoo will hide any dog picture from sight unless the other person uploads more pictures of THEMSELVES! I hate Badoo, it destroys the freedom of expression and insults your pets/animals. It won't consider them as friends! Only people! You cannot upload a photo from the internet that represents you, I uploaded a girl in a costume that looks a lot like me because I don't have that costume (Don't have money for it yet) and I want to represent myself as that since it's who I am.
No one is real on the site. They reel you in by saying that the person is interested in you but it's really just a front for scammers. This is the worst social networking app. I've ever used. You also get roped into paying for a year subscription when you thought you were getting a free trial. It's garbage.
It's a total scam. They do every trick to squeeze money from you.
Once I use my paid Coins to be able to chat with 20 more people, after sending messages to 14 people it tells me that I've reach my limits.
Majority of the people in badoo are fictitious, and i thing those scams has been created by Badoo so you have to spend more money to find one that lives in USA and not in Ghana !
Scott Christopher Worden found this review useful
Jeg har i dag modtaget en mail fra firstname.lastname@example.org om, at jeg har modtaget en besked fra en "Lars" på deres side. Jeg har aldrig været inde på deres side før eller haft noget med den at gøre, så hvordan de har fået fat i min e-mail og mine oplysninger (nok til at have oprettet en bruger til mig uden min viden), er mig en gåde. De har muligvis fået det igennem Facebook, men der er alle mine oplysninger ellers hemmelige (kun jeg kan se dem). Siden bryder loven ved at bruge folks oplysninger uden tilladelse, så hold jer langt væk fra det skidt.
Once you purchase for example £1,50 bundle to get 20 extra contacts ( the amount of people you can contact per day is limited), they will use that as your "yes" to buying Super Powers for £8,49 and they charge you WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE that sum every single month, THEY ARE THIEVES. Avoid this website.
Scott Christopher Worden found this review useful
There is something extremely sinister about not only being able to notice a lot of scammers on here but also that: the ones which do not reply who seem genuine-you know....not an obvious fake like it may be with a glamorous picture if an american babe who is obviously fake-the genuine looking ones don't reply...
AND AFTER LOSING CONTACT WITH ALL THE WOMEN WHO DO REPLY WHO CHAT SOOO LONG FOR SOMEONE WHO TURNS OUT NOT BE INTERESTED...
WHO I NOW BELIEVE ARE GETTING PAID BY BADOO TO KEEP PEOPLE INTERESTED....
Be warned I am a REASONABLY good-looking male and yet not one reply from my sent messages to over 700 WOMEN!!! NOT JUST THE SCAMMERS OUT TO MAKE MONEY...BUT IT SEEMS WITH THOSE STATISTICS THAT BADOO IS QUITE OBVIOUSLY PAYING someone TO KEEP THE MEN PAYING!!!!!!
....THERE ARE VERY FEW GENUINE PEOPLE ON HERE....
Scott Christopher Worden found this review useful
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.
Jeg vil sige at jeg har da haft nogle hyggelige chats på siden...MEN
Ang profil fotos,så havde jeg lagt et billede op af en rygtattovering som jeg havde fået lavet,men bodoo fjernet det efter 5minuter,da de mente at det var imod retningslinjerne at man ikke kunne se mit ansigt"Selv om jeg havde 3 andre portrætfotos på siden"
Jeg skrev så en mail til dem(På Dansk&Engelsk) om hvordan det kunne være at jeg ikke kunne have mit foto på profilen,når der var talrige af andre profiler,som havde mave/røv&bryst fotos på deres profiler
"ja nogen har endag billeder af et plakatcitat"
,hvor man ikke kunne se deres ansigt..Det er så ikke blevet besvaret af badoo,på trods af at jeg er et betalende medlem!!Der er åbenbart forskelsbehandling mellem kvinder og mænd,og tja de profiler som man bliver kontaktede af,som ønsker at man også skal være medlem på en anden betalings side,det kan jo så kun være Badoo selv,som markedsføre et andet produkt i det skjulte!!!
Føj for Sat*n...
Jeg har flere gange rapotered falske profiler,hvor der feks var billeder af udlandske amatør modeller,som tydeligvis ikke bor i min nabo by..De blev ikke fjernet.
Flere gange er jeg blevet kontaktet over chatten,af personer som meget gerne ville chatte med mig,men de ville lige ha,at jeg skulle tilmelde mig et andet betalings site først...Yea Right...Alt dette er også noget jeg "anmelde"til dem,men de har aldrig kontaktede mig tilbage om problemet som stadig er tilstede...
This site is a scam! When you search for users in your area, up pop beautiful younger women-that never reply, or can answer a question such as "what color is the sky?"...robots! Then the messages you do get are from Africa or Russia. I mysteriously started getting emails from girls in...Russia! Without giving any Russian girls my email. Don't waste your time! A complete scam!
I've been a member for about a year. I've paid premium subscription on several occasions (20€ for 3 months, really really cheap for a "dating" website). The problem with Badoo is that the userbase is never updated. If the last time you logged in was 2 years ago, you'll still appear in recent search results and even the scrolling "vip members" bar at the top. So you may be looking at pictures of someone who will never ever show up again. Badoo doesn't delete accounts from inactivity which is why they can claim to have 170 million + users. Of course, out of the 170, 169 are inactive!
The other problem is chatting with users. For my case (male), getting someone to answer is almost impossible! I actually ran an experiment to see how a girl interacted with Badoo. I had a friend register herself. The moment she uploaded a few of her pictures, she got about a dozen people (I'm not kidding) talking to her. It was literally instantaneous. Her profile being viewed 100 times in less than 30 seconds (I'm a member over a year and I still haven't even reached 100!). So if I know that whichever girl I'm talking to, has to keep track of 10 other conversations with 10 other guys, what are the chances of her paying any attention to me?
There aren't THAT many fake profiles. Of course you'll get a few, especially from a website that doesn't require you to pay to talk to people. You just have to use some common sense. If you got to a disco and a really hot girl walks up to you and starts flirting with you, unless you're Brad Pitt or she's really drunk, you can be suspicious.
For me, if they sorted out users based on the last time they logged in (if you haven't logged in for more than 7 days, it'll say: Last logged-in over a week ago; could be a week, could be a year, could be a decade), it would REALLY improve the experience. I would even be willing to pay more for the subscription.
This site makes me to feel like none of the people are realy nice ;(. I met five people and all of them seemed nice in the beginning. I am new here so I honestly just wanted to make friends, and the people I met in the beginning seemed so friendly and normal, they said they have many friends here they are going to introduce me to, and I agreed to go out with them. All were so nice the first time we went out, and with one guy, we were went out to dance about six weekends - until I realized that he, too, only wanted sex from me ;(. No one really wanted to be my friend, and none of the people I met wanted me for a relationship or a friend, only for sex. With some I realized on the first meeting, and others, they seemed nice for more than one month, going out once a week, until they had the occasion to try to ask me for sex, and I said no, and they never wanted to see me again.
I am so confused, all the guys I met even added me to facebook before meeting to know a little more about each other, and I could see that all of them seemed nice and normal and had many friends.
The people on Badoo are not "serious" - none of the users have all the following: a job, a driver's licence, are really single if they are looking for sex or relationship, and no children.
I can only think they don't want to pay to invite the girls to go out again if they don't think they can have sex?
I am not sure if there are any nice people using Badoo to make real friends, or if I should just delete my account...
The truth of how I found out about the site is I got an email invitation from my ex-boyfriend, of course he didn't mean to send me it, and he is a very good and normal person, so it seemed nice people would use the site, but maybe he is doing the same things on the site as all the guys I met on Badoo?
I have been a free member of badoo for over a year. Of course if you try to contact the ppl using the hottest pics, those are often fakes and scammers. I have met some really decent people there, one in person and have 2 solid friendships with real people for many months now. Care must be used on any dating site, but the features and opportunities to contact real people, free with no hidden costs is better than any site I've visited... premium features for paying members just enhance the user experience. i give this site a 8 on 1 to 10 scale. I would recommend Badoo to anyone.
Jeg nåede at være medlem hos Badoo.com i lidt over en uge,og det var det rene Knold og Tot, uendeligt barnligt og samtidigt krænkende da de ville blande sig i ALT og opfordrede en til at lægge en masse bileder på sin profil for at gøre den mere interessant ,men samtidig skulle det være portrætter .
Jeg lagde 2 smukke bileder ,ikke af mig, men de blev kasseret og jeg blev advaret om at jeg ville blive banned hvis det skete igen,og at jeg skulle acceptere advarslen og aldrig gøre det mere ?
SÅDAN snakker og behandler man små uartige unger der har gjort noget galt og ikke et voksent menneske der har lagt et stemningsbillede af en skov ved sin profil !
Behøver jeg at fortælle at jeg slettede min profil, det var ikke så enkelt,thi de fattede ikke at nogen kunne sige nej til deres pengemaskine !
Maria Søndersted found this review useful
I was member of badoo for about 9 months. Initially I was very happy seeing all those people who wanted to contact me but later I found that this site is a scam! The majority of users are fake! You can't just get in contact with some one serious! Trust me, it is not at all a reliable site! I won't reccomend it to any one! Now from last 6 months I registered myseelf on Onedate, initially I was bit doubtful about this site but now I can say that this is far better than Badoo. There are many users and they are not fake..this dating site is one of those who wants to give something serious to their users. Cost wise it is ok. I strongly recommend onedate.com to those who are looking for something serious and who want to get in touch with real people and not with scammers!
Badoo is so full of scammer's an fake people an lot of crab
dont trust that shit at all
an most of thise people there is fake people an liers an scammers an spammer an bad people
u cant trust anyone who use Badoo run out of all that crab cos that not for normal people is only for player an fake an scammers they all play bad games with u they steal an betray an lie don't even trust them at all.. they so full of bullshit an lies..
an badoo let them do it they play games with u feelings u heart an the scammers they steal u money an play bad games with u for the most of thise user on badoo is it only a game for them they dont give a dam shit of others feelings an they dont respekt u at all in there an if u want to delete u profile there also big problems with that i dont like badoo or the users in there close that shit
You cvant talk to anyone. You cant find af boyfriend or a girlfreind unless you got a lot of Money.Nothing on this page is good enougth. Sorry.....This Paige dont belong her because we are Danish people and we are very tired of ypour interiring in denmark..Are you nuts or dont you see what our benefits and our rules are......Get out of here and dont think we are able to find an amirican, and what is the good thing about that. Sorrey...Are you nuts or what......Get a grib everyone......This is not funny......This is not a chance to get af man or a girlfriend......Thank you. None or you would like a girfriend or a boyfreind from ypur country. You should be a shamed of what you do. Sorry but no one wants to go this way. And you know it. So dont give this to us cause we are not close to your country.......So no one in my life is near your life. All of you, we are on the other side of the earth............You are writing to a woman WHO is on the other side of the World. This man WHO is intresting in me cant write to me.....This is not good. And you know it. You just want Money for this. And if I give you Money this man dont exist or ellse he is not there.. so i dont believe any of you. So goodbye......
Linda found this review useful
I had Badoo for a while. I must confess I never payed enough attention to it or anything but when I did I noticed I always was getting these responses from girls that ended up sending me links to Porn Cam Websites. These girls always had private photo albums that whenever you request permission to see them instead of cute pictures they all had these almost naked or naked provocative pictures. Now, that was in 99 % of occasions I was able to establish a connection to someone so I'm sure Badoo is ONLY ABOUT MONEY, is not a reliable website neither whoever owns it has a serious commitment to help users get connected to real people and I'm pretty sure too Badoo has some sort of partnership with porn websites to send users their way.
Geo Johansen found this review useful
I was a member of Badoo for about a year. Since then I have spent almost £200 on its services buying premium upgrades and points. Anyone would say I must be mad to spend such a staggering amount of money just for 1 dating site when you have a choice of thousands in this day and age. I must admit it was too much and any business would treat such customers on a VIP basis. Well, my service from Badoo was far below average.
I have recently upgraded to another 6 months premium service which is not cheap. But a couple of days later I noticed I could not log in anymore. I have not received any emails or notifications from Badoo and did not know what was going on. I have contacted customer services, but the explanation was that they received too many complaints about me and my account was removed. I must say I did not change my profile since I become a member and was never rude to other members, so their actions were unreasonable. I know that some people just click on “report spam or abuse” in revenge because they do not receive a response from a certain member. But incompetent Badoo staff refuse to realise this or even access an individual case or any circumstances. They just deleted my account.
I could not tolerate this attitude anymore and decided to move on and spend my money somewhere else where I would be treated with respect I deserve. I asked for refund but they refused to give it to me. I currently intend to file a complaint and possibly a Lawsuit against this company which obviously has no appropriate conduct in providing the services they charge their customers for.
Geo Johansen found this review useful
I used to travel to Russia to find a wife and I would say it's a great site. So if you're already there, you can find a lot of girls willing to meet a foreigner. The only problem is they tend to be overweight here (way out of proportion), I have no idea why.
Janus found this review useful
I have had an account on here since July of 2012, and regret spending any time on here. My mailbox is repeatedly filled with one liners of "Hey xxxxxxx" or "Heya xxxxxxx." After hopefully replying, I get the same BS line of "Can I trust you?" followed by "Good answer. Why don't we go talk on Skype? I have some pictures to show you that I cant post here." At that point the scammer proceeds to leave a Skype handle/user name, and then logs off of Badoo. Within 30 minutes though the Badoo account is banned/removed and if you actually proceed into Skype, in an attempt to see if this person is that fabled female of internet lore, it turns into a bait and switch for an illicit web camera service that charges for it's services.
I signed up looking for someone to date, with the expectations that I would have to play the numbers game, actually be a decent guy, have a little luck, and be willing to wait awhile before I could find anybody compatible. However Badoo seems to be in it for the user count and nothing else as I have yet to actually find anyone whom is willing to meet up for a date, that meets by basic criteria for a match.
I recommend you get an account with Plenty of Fish, eHarmony, or Match.com if you want to find a date, as you have a hell of a lot better chance than Badoo in my experience. If you signed up looking for a fling, you might have better luck on AFF, Craigs List, 2 AM dive bars, or somewhere else, but I don't have any personal experience on that matter, so do so at your own risk.
Also I am willing to be contacted by a representative of Badoo to address this matter and remove my negative review, provided something reasonable can be done to resolve/accomodate my concerns/issues thus far.
At time of writing, badoodoo claims it has 177 million users. I estimate 176 million profiles are fake put up by gangs of Nigerian fraudsters. Totally useless site, totally dangerous site.
I have signed up on Badoo long time ago. There were times when I made a payment to be able to use a wider variety of services. But I always made sure my account wasn’t on automatic renewal.
In spite of that I had been charged again. It happened two years ago and one month ago last time.
When I was notified of the renewal I logged on and checked my setting, even it said my payment was not in renewal mode. After getting contatct with the customer service I got a polite mail how I can turn off the automatic payment option – which wasn’t on - and nothing happened.
I had filled a claim in my bank both times and got my money back.
Geo Johansen found this review useful
PROFILES ARE FAKE, NOT MATTER WHAT. THEY JUST WANT PEOPLES MONEY FOR NOTHING.
MOST OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROFILE IN IT ARE AFFILIATE AND SO ALL IS BUSINESS NOTHING ELSE. DECENT PEOPLE WOULDN'T GO ONLINE SPREAD THERE PERSONAL PICTURES AND DETAIL ONLINE THE WAY THEY IN HERE.
I GAVE ONE STAR BECAUSE THERE IS NO OPTION FOR ZERO STAR OR NEGATIVE POINT TO GIVE.
SO MY RATING IS NO STAR PLUS NEGATIVE RATING (-10) OR (-100) OR FURTHER
THEY DESERVE WORSE RATING EVER EXIST.
Linda found this review useful
What the hell? I highly doubt that my single younger brother wants to date me. If I could, I would give it zero stars because I am pissed off.
Badoo needs to stop stealing email address from its users' contact lists.
I joined the site because my friend was like let's try it out. Well that was a mistake the men are so unattractive. It's crazy how none of the guys that have reached out to me or my friends, are attractive. Its as if there is a prerequisite for males to be ugly and rude.
I would like to know who this Jason Markle is I cannot find anything about him. I believe Badoo has had opinions about him , Please this is very important. I just found out this name is a scam name BE CAREFUL
He had someone send me a money order and I was to cash it and send it to him western union. 2 weeks later back tells me is a counterfeit. Now I have to pay bank back 960. which I had to make payments on cause I cannot afford that kind of money to give away. I was Stupid but no more. be careful his name could also be Ed Munger. He has called me from that number before
I find some local girls that some how dont live here, home how they got relocated ether Nigeria, Dominican Repuplic or some where else. They use the same pictures with diferent number, they will ask you for money to came back to town or to buy a cell phone to be in "touch with you" LOL what a joke. When you tell them no! they delete their profile and move on with a diferent Name.
When you get Super Powers you get a bunch of profile visitors wich like 50% get delete it with 30 min from the site 40% are on and off with in minutes there no way to talk to them. 15% dont even fill up the profile inf. Some time 5% are real...
This site is very fake, all ladies some how they were born in USA, now living in Ghana because their father passed away and they are living with their mom, some how they are broke, some of them have the same pictures different names, all of them or most of them need money to pay their internet access, dont waste your time looking for serious relation in this site because everything is fake, just girls looking for fast money
How is it that my cousin whom I do not speak to seems to have signed up on Badoo and sent me a message. When I checked for the message there is no message. It seems that they use contacts that either know you, visit your page or what ever excuse they can find to get you to join and read fake messages that are not even there. Even more, she is not on the list of visitors to my profile and she does not know I am a member so how do you send a message to another badoo member without visiting their profile on the very first message?
They really need to clean up the fake accounts and take responsibility for the spam they send. Just my 1 cents worth
my friends stay away from this website because they have fake users and they are running chat room by creating fake ids .they pick pictures from internet and then they make any gir's i d by themselve and they snaching money from other people for nothing . i would like to requist to the authorities to block this website completly .
Linda found this review useful
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