Valentine’s Day Series: Find a Friend on Your Smartphone with Badoo
I’m trying to think of the last time I truly paid attention to Valentine’s Day, but for some reason, this year its making a “come back” for me! I’m not looking to be wined & dined (OR whined & dined) by the Hubs, but I’m thinking I might push him towards maybe a movie night or even bowling! Mind you, our anniversary is not that far from Valentine’s Day, so its been even harder to get him to justify gifting me with a few flowers, or a nice night out on the town ever since we said, “I do,” (especially when the anniversary flowers are still vibrant and smelling sweet by the time February 14th shows up!)
So you should learn from my mistakes here: if you’re looking for a great day for your wedding, make it as far as possible from Valentine’s, even if it does make it a whole lot easier to find candy hearts for your reception!
Anyway, I’d decided late last night that Geek with Style should have a Valentine’s Day Series this year, which is great timing with just less than a “month” until the Day of Red Hearts shows up. And what better way to start off the series, than to try to help you find that lucky guy or gal to spend the day with. I’ll admit, I’m not very familiar with online dating (the Hubs and I started dating when it was all about phone-dating if you couldn’t get a friend to set you up, LOL… I feel old.) Nor am I familiar on how well these sites are capable of finding the perfect match, but since it seems to be all the rage – someone somewhere must be building these sites right!
So last night I picked up my Sammy Jr (Samsung Galaxy III if you’re new here,) and typed the words “meet new people”, wondering if that would work (instead of using a hard-sell keyword like “dating”… *shrugs* it’s how I roll.)
I was actually surprised it worked. And found an app that would work awesomely (I think) for this series. I guess if you were single and determined, a place like Lifemates might be the site for you if you’re thinking long-term.
BUT if you want something more casual and friendly, I would hazard to say that Badoo could very well be the better choice. I didn’t log in to check out whose available locally, though it does have an easy Facebook log in button for quick access. I also liked the “no stress” casualness of this app. They boast the ability to help you find new friends, and not the hard-core “your one and only twu wuv,” so if you’re in the mood to meet new people (one of which could wind up being your soul mate even,) may I suggest Badoo to you. Heck, if you’re into Black Hearts instead of Red, you just might find some like minded others for a happenin’ good time.
What also works is that this app is available on the iPhone, Android and even the Blackberry platforms according to their website, so hey, YAY for cross platform interaction. Or if you want to go old school, you can even chat online.
This does bring up an interesting question though… if you’re an Android user, could you ever find yourself friending/dating someone who uses an iPhone? Or is that still taboo?
Have you ever tried out this site? Would love to know what you thought of it!
Check out our other Valentine’s Day Series posts here.
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