Badoo spokeswoman Joey Hadfield says, “With the addition of video, daters can get creative and show off their sense of humor, their wonderfully sophisticated British accent, tennis skills, or even their twerking skills.
When you go on a date, you know within seconds if you like a person’s energy, and if you don’t, you’re still stuck there all night.
From such auspicious beginnings, my digital dating self hasn't fared so well.
Now Badoo users are able to evaluate prospective matches by more than just profile photos and descriptive language, because attraction isn’t two dimensional.
The video-in-profile feature lets users upload 15 second video clips captured directly through their i OS or Android smartphone.
Each video is assessed by one of Badoo’s 5,000 moderators before being pushed live to ensure it is appropriate.
Video allows users to demonstrate the way they move, speak and laugh helping to portray personality traits that do not come across in still photos.
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For more on online dating sites and apps, check out Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.Think of something interesting that could be a conversation starter.‘People have to imagine how they’ll fit into your life, so describing yourself as a “bookworm and internet addict” makes them feel they’d never see you,’ explains match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor.‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.Video gives you a much better feel for who people are before you agree to meet them." Founded in 2006 by Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev, Badoo has raised million (£21 million) for its dating platform, which 400,000 people are signing up to every day, according to the company.