Social networks, ever since they're being boosted by the immediacy of smartphones, have become yet another place to flirt, as valid as the bar, the disco, the supermarket queue or the Sunday mass. Tinder is probably the best example at present since it has become a massive hit on Android and iPhone, probably due to how clear, simple and straightforward it is. Nevertheless, it's not the only app of this nature and it still has to compete against services with plenty of experience in this sector that have known how to adapt to the changes introduced by new technologies.
It appeared even before smartphones became popular and it now has a solid user base with over 300 million users all over the world. We're talking about Badoo, a platform that says that it can be used to meet new people and make friends. But no, that's not totally accurate. We all know what it's for. And it's not exactly for friendship.
Which is the best dating app?
Well, it depends on what you're looking for... Badoo or Tinder? The truth is that the latter has conquered millions of users with its far-from-subtle yes or no system. That's great if it works out, but it may be a better idea if we can get to know more about our candidates before letting Cupid shoot his arrows of love. Remember not to judge a book by its cover. This is exactly the same.
All in all, Badoo offers you both options: it allows you to be superficial but also to delve deeply into all the rough tracks of love.
If not the best, definitely one of the best apps to pull a girl or guy.
How it works is very simple: register with an email account or with your Facebook credentials (totally anonymously) and create your user profile. From there on, you'll be able to make use of functions and features such as the latter:
- Create a user profile with photos, personal information (physical and psychological facts), location, preferences...
- Find nearby people thanks to the geolocation function.
- Find out with which users you've got mutual feelings.
- Chat with other users and send out smileys.
- Find out who you've bumped into with a function similar to happn.
- Activate the so-called superpowers.
Premium functions of the app: stand out from the rest
With so many users, how are you going to manage to stand out from the rest? Just admit it, it doesn't matter how smart, how handsome, how fit, how clever, how good-looking or how good you are at chatting up girls or guys, it's really hard to stand out on an app of this nature.
That's why its developers have thought up the idea of creating superpowers which are basically credits that allow you to carry out certain actions to draw other people's attention, giving you preference over your rivals. And it's also a good way for them to earn some extra money.
You've probably read up on how to get superpowers for free and all that rubbish. Forget about it, there aren't any cheats or hacks that work. Or you pay for them or you have to go without them. In fact, the only piece of advice necessary to be successful on this service is being honest and empathetic. Obvious.
What's new in the latest version
- Introduces performance improvements and fixes bugs.