Once you are registered with Badoo you will find that the homepage in the profile section is the ‘encounters’ tool.This is dominated by a rolling selection of profile pictures that you can like or dislike in order to make connections with.Mostly this is an instant reaction to profile pictures, but there is also additional profile information available that you can click out to.

Badoo has become a preeminent player in the UK in relatively short space of time.

It offers the perfect platform for getting together with new people and has great coverage across the UK.

Branding itself the social network for meeting new people, it is very easy to get involved with and nearly all features are free.

Like many of the most popular services currently, interacts with your facebook membership to enable easy sign up, picture upload etc.

Badoo was set up in 2006 and is now headquartered in London.

It is available in 46 languages and claims 226 million members worldwide.

Badoo is largely free and it is free to communicate and use the service for most functions.

One especially appealing feature is that Badoo tells you if one of your matches is within your broader friendship circle on facebook and selects from that circle.

These can be both facebook friends and friends of friends.

– This adds a new dimension to standard matching criteria.

A shared connection of this nature is a good reason to message someone and be optimistic that they will reply!