Dating verifications

Badoo is today launching photo-verification and verified profiles to make online dating safer.

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Most of Badoo’s user base resides in Europe and South America, but the company is looking to make inroads here in the States, starting with the launch of verified profiles.

Badoo is launching a system that is meant to eliminate catfishing from the service.

When a user signs up, they’ll be asked to verify their profile.

Users can opt out, but that means they might be excluded from view for other users who have chosen to connect only with verified user profiles.

If they choose to verify, Badoo will send them a request for a photo with the person performing a specific gesture.

These are not common gestures that might be Google-able like a thumbs up, but rather unique and specific.

These moderators also periodically monitor verified user profiles to ensure that they haven’t added pictures to their profile of other people.

Chong told Tech Crunch that women receive 4x the amount of attention than men on online dating platforms.

“It starts to feel like a part-time job,” she added.

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