We compared Tinder ๐Ÿ”ฅ and Badoo ๐Ÿ’œ to find out which is the ultimate dating app


Is that too much to ask? 

If you currently have 5 dating apps in a 'dating app' folder on your phone, if you find yourself putting aside hours at a time for swiping, if you are getting literally nowhere with your love life apart from an awkward gif conversation that ends in...a gif. Then f*ck that. 

We have created a srsly scientific and technological assessment of the biggest dating app in the world, Badoo, and the most notorious, Tinder. Finally, we figure out which app you could actually find a match on rather than just a massive ๐Ÿ†

(or a small ๐Ÿ†) here are our findings...

which app has The Best Chat? ๐Ÿ˜‚

This is obviously the most important category. Here are a few of the many, many chats we've had. First up, Badoo...

Omg am I dreaming or did someone actually just ask me out for 'impromptu drinks'? And he sounds normal! Yes, James ๐Ÿ’œ #Winning #LoveMeJames #LoveMeLikeBadoo

Next up, Tinder...



Slightly odd from Tinder, ngl. But I'd never say no to a pot of Mom's Chicken Salad from Wholefoods. And at least there were no ๐Ÿ† pics 


Badoo Chat Score: 9.5/10

Tinder Chat Score: 8/10


which app has the hottest guys? ๐ŸŽฉ

We scoured and swiped Sunday night after Sunday night (all in the name of research) and found the crรจme de la crรจme of what Badoo and Tinder have to offer when it comes to the lads.

Badoo babes first... 

Badoo boys have the bios down. I mean any guy that quotes a Nike ad and feels they have to explain they are not sponsored gets my heart racing

And the Tinder boys...



The Tinder boys look pretty cute and 'Gin buddy' is definitely a step up from f*ck buddy, but there's a tad less effort going into their bios. 'Bikes'. 


Badoo Boy Score: 8.5/10

Tinder Boy Score: 8/10


which app has the world-class worldies? ๐Ÿ’ƒ

And when it comes to wifey material? Here's a couple of the best we found on Badoo...

100% Verified Badoo babes ๐Ÿ’œ Natacha's honesty is actually so refreshing ๐Ÿ’œ

And now Tinder...



'Some ugly ass horny bitch' - erm ok, Jessica. Are the Tinder girls actually more ๐Ÿ† than the boys? V fit though. 


Badoo Babe Score: 8/10

Tinder Babe Score: 7.5/10


which app has the most creeps? ๐Ÿ‘ป

Badoo is most known for being the safest dating app so it's likely to have less creeps. Girls have a 'selfie request' button which means you can literally get any guy to send you a selfie there and then so you can always work out if they are a ๐Ÿฑ๐ŸŸ There's also a button to block and report and users have loads of ways to verify themselves and get that all important blue tick โœ”๏ธ

Tinder doesn't have a block button so creeps are likely to hang around long term โ˜น๏ธ But, they do have an unmatch option so you can stop talking to them.


Badoo No Creeps Score: 6/10

Tinder No Creeps Score: 4/10


which app has the easiest access? ๐Ÿคณ

There are two things that make it ridiculously easy to chat to people on Badoo.

First off, guys can message you a max of two messages without matching first. And, after having endless gif openers ignored, LITERALLY IGNORED, on Bumble it's kind of a confidence boost to get this much attention (literally got 5 messages today ๐Ÿญ)

Second, you can also change your location setting to any country in the world ๐ŸŒŽ #HolidayRomance #BeefaBromance #GetOnMyLoveIsland #DrMarcel

Meanwhile on Tinder you can only chat to people you have 'matched' which makes the whole process a bit of a ๐Ÿ’ฉ Especially when you know guys on Tinder just endlessly swipe right without reading your fun-but-not-too-much-fun wittily crafted bio. *Sigh*  

Plus, to change location settings to different countries you have to pay. Wtf. Not wasting that ๐Ÿ’ฐ when it's free on Badoo. 


Badoo Accessibility Score: 7/10

Tinder Accessibility Score: 6/10


which app is the most extra? ๐Ÿ’…

This is where things get interesting. And I mean SRSLY interesting. It's the fun stuff. The free stuff. The extra stuff. Like how on Badoo you can literally date a celebrity of your choice with their Lookalikes feature... 

Ignacio looks like he would actually know the words to Despacito ๐Ÿ˜‚

You can also see your own lookalikes which is kind of trippy - and you could even upload a pic of your ex/his ex/your boss... not that we've done that ๐Ÿ˜ณ

And there's also two 'coming soon' feature buttons you can see. One of the icons looks like a ๐ŸŽ“ and one looks like a ๐ŸŽฆ. So we're guessing you might be able to chat to people you know from uni via video?! One can only dream. 

We tried to test out Tinder's features but to 'backtrack' someone you swiped left on you have to pay (wtf? no) and you have to pay to get on 'Tinder plus' and be able to change location.

But, Tinder does come with a jokes Instagram account @tindernightmares.

Plus it would be quite cool to defy the odds and say you met your husband on the 'hook-up app'. Also on Tinder you can send Gifs in chats while on Badoo they only have the option for their own versions of emojis which are pretty out there. 


Badoo Extra Score: 10/10

Tinder Extra Score: 4/10


which app wins the google test? 

1. Yes, Tinder does have issues. Commitment issues.

2. Yes, Tinder is dead. Dead inside.

3. No, Tinder is not broken. Unless you count hearts.

4. No, Tinder is working. Except when it comes to matching me with someone who's not a d*ckhead. 

1. No, Badoo is not fake. It is very much real and pretty f*cking massive. 

2. No, Badoo is working. It is working very much. Very, very much. Like 'maybe turn off your notifications' much. Like 'I literally got 14 likes today' much. 

3. Yes, Badoo is free. 

4. No, Badoo is not a waste of time. I'd download it even if I was in a relationship (lol never gonna happen) just for the bants.


Tinder Google Score: 6/10

Badoo Google Score: 5/10


and finally, which app brings the best results irl? ๐Ÿ’‘

So, are we actually going to catch feelings or just a couple of minor STDs? Let us know how you got on in the comments and we'll update the score board! 

Personally, I am still a single Pringle so if ya wanna leave your number in the comments too ๐Ÿ˜‰ or find me on Badoo 'cause they smashed our assessment scoring 54 compared to Tinder's 43.5

All in all, both apps are pretty cool to be honest. They are easy to use and I had lot of fun in the process of writing this (if a slightly sore right thumb) ๐Ÿ‘ I think Tinder ๐Ÿ”ฅ is the way to go for the standard swiping and funny chats with people who know what they want (and aren't afraid to express it in their bios).

However, if you're looking for something a bit more high tech with fun, free features then Badoo ๐Ÿ’œ is the way to go. The people on there seem down to earth and actually keen to meet up and find someone they like. Plus all the Badoo-ers I connected with were super chatty. And it's pretty cool to know there are 350 million people on the same app as you, wanting to chat, and you can talk to them no matter where they live all over the world. That's got to shorten the odds for me, right? I'll keep you posted ๐Ÿ˜‰  


If you fancy a play on the ultimate dating app, download Badoo here 



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