Badoo Study Looks At Dating Behaviours Around The World

Ahead of the Olympic Games, the world’s largest dating network has revealed some geographical insights from its user base of 318m singles to find some emerging worldwide dating trends.

Badoo found that although men still generally make the first move on dating sites, women in the US are most likely to initiate conversation, with 36% making the first move.

Just behind them were female users in Dominican Republic, who sparked a conversation 30% of the time, followed by women from Canada with 25% and Czech Republic with 21%.

The study also claims that Indonesia is the most “open minded” country when it comes to sexuality and the LGBT community, saying: “Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa were found to be the most gay-friendly.”

The study also looked at how the US compares to other countries when it comes to dating and date preferences, and what type of people fare best on the dating platform.


In addition to looking at which users were most desirable around the world, the site also studied which countries had the highest rates of singles, finding that the United Arab Emirates came out top, with 97.4%.

The country was closely followed by Australia with a 96.69% rate of singles, then Turkey and New Zealand, both found to have a rate of 96.40%.

Badoo Dating Expert Joey Hadfield said: “The results of our first global survey highlight the different reasons people in your area and around the world meet up, and share experiences, interests and friendships.

“At Badoo, we’re all about our users meeting new people, which is why it’s exciting to learn more about the nuances of dating on a global scale.”

The results come shortly after the London-based company released its selfie request feature, which aims to bring greater safety to female users by allowing them to ask matches to send selfies and prove their identity.

Badoo has also recently added a profile video feature and selfie photo verification to the platform.