KentAllard wrote: "...May I ask, is it that you are not fully aware of badoo.com, or is it that here your interests conflict with an honest assessment of other websites (i. e., You've received payback for your support at 50plus.).
You see the way it works in a competitive environment is that if you find a better deal elsewhere, eventually others will have to match it or lose market share.
Not only does badoo offer much greater messaging capabilities, it also offers features like contacting those who have viewed your profile. The fact that your able to message allows you to opt out of badoo completely by sharing private email addresses, which are set up specifically for friendship/relationship purposes. The warnings about doing this are highly overstated if these are disposable accounts if something should occur. Or course the warnings are mostly to keep you from opting out of the website.
By the way, as I was about to send off this message a 50plus popup advised me to become Premium so I could view the profiles of unknowns that had expressed an interest in me. That is NOT required on badoo. I just checked to make sure I was telling you the truth. The unknowns are identified on badoo.
I just went to Badoo and signed up using only the initial form...which required my name, birth date and location. No username/nickname was required. Nor did I offer any information about my likes, hobbies, personality traits, etc... that would help in a matchmaking process.
Yet, they found 5 matches for me already! And I *JUST* joined!
Oh, come on...Really? 5 matches? How could they possibly find 5 quality matches for me when they know nothing more about me than my real name, birthday and location?
Even better, one of the profile pics fpr me was a well-known model and was obviously pulled from the web. I did a goggle reverse image search and found her pics all over the place. Somehow I doubt she is some perfect match for me. Badoo is just another dating site posting "fake" members pictures to entice you to pay for more.
Here is a screeshot of my "matches"...
I did an image search on the last one in line...http://tinyurl.com/nsezhnf
That's enough for me as this is just another dating site geared towards making money from younger people and is an obvious "no thanks" for me since they are just grabbing photos from the web and leading you to believe they are real members. I'll stay with 50plus, TYVM.
But, since you seem to like it so much, maybe it's better suited for you than 50plus is.