The thing is, it’s focused on asking them to chat, but you also have options to send them gifts and most importantly, comment on photos.
When you click on a user’s profile, you can see a full Facebook-style profile, although you can’t look at more than a picture or two unless you yourself have uploaded a series of photos — this is definitely a hallmark of a dating site.
Finally, there’s a ‘hot or not’ feature where you rate people’s photos and then comment.
I was envisioning using Badoo to connect with cool people at crowded events like the Maker Faire, or maybe at industry conferences. Part 2: The low-down reality The initial impression I got when I signed to the service: man, this is creepy.
Immediately after signing on, with no photo or information in my profile, I was told that four women wanted to talk with me, one of whom was 382 miles away. I was a blank box with nothing but an age and a location.
Bitcoin use, according to the company, has so far been on par with other alternative payment methods.
As a result, it reported it is currently considering how to incentivize more users to choose bitcoin at checkout.
People can even upload a picture of their own face to see others who look like them.
Also popular choices for people in Britain are Kate Moss, Davina Mc Call, Emilia Clarke, Naomi Campbell, Laura Whitmore and Jourdan Dunn.
But neither is Badoo, strictly speaking, a dating service, according to CEO Andrey Andreev and CMO Jessica Powell.