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Established in November 2006 by Andrey Andreev, Badoo is a widely recognized online platform primarily designed for dating, socializing, and forming friendships. It rapidly rose to prominence, ranking as one of the top downloaded dating apps in 21 countries by 2016. Badoo operates on a freemium model, offering essential features like People Nearby, Search, Encounters, and Video Chat. It further ensures user safety with unique security features such as a selfie request button and photo verification. Despite facing criticism over privacy concerns and its user matching process, Badoo boasts a global user base exceeding 108 million members and has received extensive coverage in the international media.

Badoo (Wikipedia)

Badoo is a dating-focused social network founded by Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev in 2006. It is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus and London, United Kingdom, with offices in Malta, Russia and the United States. It operates in 190 countries and is available in 47 languages, making it the world's most widely used dating network. The app is available on iOS, Android, and the web. Badoo operates on a freemium model, whereby the core services can be used without payment.

Type of site
Available in47 languages
United Kingdom
Country of originRussia
OwnerBumble Inc.
(formerly MagicLab)
Created byAndrey Andreev
ParentBadoo Trading Limited
LaunchedNovember 2006; 17 years ago (2006-11)
Current statusActive
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