It’s peak time in the club. Tunes are going off all over the place. You’re in your element. As another banger rolls out of the system, you catch eyes with someone else across the dance floor. A connection over your favourite music which, as we all know, is the best way to meet new people. But suddenly the strobe hits and the connection’s lost in a blizzard of bright light.
Club crushes like this can be annoyingly fleeting. Chances are you might not end up sharing a tab and chatting breeze in the smoking area or randomly bumping into each other at the bar while you’re both ordering overpriced bottles of Red Stripe. That’s where Badoo comes in. With 366 million registered users, it’s the world’s biggest dating app and also the one with the most in-depth features, meaning that finding your club crush after the strobes have died down is easier than ever before.
If you’re in a multi-room club like fabric that holds thousands of people (or at an even bigger music festival), you can use Badoo’s People Nearby function to see a list of everyone else around. If your crush is online, you can start bonding over each other’s favourite track of the night straight away. You can also see if you have mates in common and view the vinyl collection photos on each other’s Instagram feeds.
You can also see who you bumped into the night before and spark up a conversation the next day (when you’re feeling in need of a pick-me-up cuddle).
Other features include ‘Lookalikes’, which lets you match with your celebrity crush (you could also try this for DJs – if that’s your thing), video chat functionality so you can hang with people before you meet IRL, and verified profiles and photos that confirm users are legit. So don’t go on another night out without Badoo on your phone. Or you might end up missing out on someone big.