I was hope that I could find some new frends, instead, it was a waste of time. As a 'free' member, I found that the majority of people I wrote to had a 'full' mail box and couldn't receive my message. Also, as a 'free' member, I couldn't see who 'wanted to meet me'.
As a paid up member, messages went instantly, but about 90% were never replied to. Also, Badoo shows the date within the past 7 days, when a member was online. How much beyond 7 days, was anyone's guess. Over one weekend I reported some 20+ fake pictures and was only contacted by what I strongly believe to be hookers.
Messages are limited to 10 new contacts per day, even for paying members. You can of course, pay to send more than 10 messages.
The whole system seems to be geared to getting you to pay for a better facility, which frankly doesn't seem to exist. I'm very doubtful that more than a fraction of the 'members' quoted on the site are genuine and active. Be aware.