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.
Badoo, with Andrey Andreev at the helm, has dedicated itself to putting women at the forefront of online dating.
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.
Badoo is today launching photo-verification and verified profiles to make online dating safer.
The service has 300 million registered users in over 190 countries, and President Alexandra Chong says that it sees 400,000 signups .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.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.Alongside Badoo’s commitment to women, Andrey has also invested in dating app Bumble, founded by Whitney Wolfe, and acquired Chong’s Lulu just six weeks ago.