Blendr is a creation of Joel Simkhai, and it became available in September of 2011. It is a dating app for people to connect with folks who have similar tastes, values, sexual interests, and so on. If you find that the app resembles Badoo in some details, the reason is that it uses Badoo technology.
Blendr is already available as a website, though the creator’s primary focus is delivering an excellent app for people to connect. That means if you are a person that prefers to access social media on a bigger screen, you can look for profiles on your computer.
As of now, millions of members from all around the world are on the app. Five million members on the app are from the USA. There are also plenty of women and men from the UK. A large portion of the user base is constituted of people from other countries too.
60% of members on Blendr identify themselves as men. Furthermore, most members are young adults (between 24 and 34 years old) looking for casual relationships, a fun time with a new joyful person, etc.
Creating an account on Blendr is easy and takes only a few minutes. After that, you fill up your profile with relevant information to help you get matched with people who have similar interests and views.
On the app, users are matched based on geolocation. That means you should get informed about people with matching profiles nearby.
If you like to look for people manually, you can do it as well. The function People Nearby lets you do that and filter matches near you according to age and location.
Blendr also offers a feature similar to Tinder. It is called Encounters and lets you show interest and disinterest towards different profiles. Probably, this is one of the features it borrowed from Badoo technology.
You can register on Blendr with your Facebook account or with a valid email. When you enter the site or the app for the first time, it shows the Facebook button to register quickly. There’s another option that starts by answering what gender you identify. There are more options beyond “male/female,” meaning it is a welcoming site for LGBT+ people.
If you chose the second option to register, you have to enter your email with other information after selecting what your gender is. See below:
Your profile gets created with only this little information. Since it is a dating app for people to meet quickly, it doesn’t require detailed information.
Accounts need to get verified. Getting verified helps in finding more matches and quality matches overall.
To verify your account, you need to upload a picture, provide your mobile number, and connect Blendr with one of your other social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google Connect, or Instagram).
As already mentioned, Blendr utilizes Badoo technology. That is spotted right away when you register. The layout is very similar to Badoo’s, and the verification process is precisely the same.
Because Blendr has so much in common with Badoo, it also has a great design. Badoo is very popular worldwide, and Blendr has been trying to become another option for users who might be tired of Badoo’s functioning. Blendr borrows some of its design but offers new functionalities. Then, it is like an improved Badoo.
Blendr’s design is all in white and blue, making for a very light experience. You will find yourself looking through many profiles every day, chatting with gorgeous people, and your eyes won’t get tired.
Some time ago, there were some complaints about many profiles being fake. People would register and immediately get messages from other users (especially men would get messages from girls). At the moment, that seems to have gotten fixed since the verification process asks you to access your camera and register you making some random gesture.
One thing the site lacks is the presence of deeper profiles. It does not give members a lot of options to express who they are. Profiles are simple-looking, but at least they look polished because of Blendr’s design.
When you visit another member’s profile, you will see their pictures, as well as two buttons: a heart for “like” and the letter x for “dismiss.” When someone likes you back, you will receive the “match” notification. Right at the side of these buttons, you see the user’s name and age.
People usually tell whether they are looking for friends, chatting, dating, or hookups. Below it, you can see their interests in music, movies, books, activities, etc. There is even one more tab where you can see drinking and smoking habits, religious beliefs, sexual preferences, etc.
Remember that when you register on Blendr, anyone can see your profile. Profiles are public, so even non-registered users can see your pictures and details about you. So, this is not the kind of site where you can post sexy photos.
Blendr focuses on dating for young adults, and as such, offers them a mobile app that is available both for iOS and Android. The app looks as sharp as the site. Since the platform is well designed and looks modern, there are no colossal differences between the two. You will have a similar experience on the app, with the considerable outcome that it is more convenient.
The convenience of the app happens because the site and the app have similar designs. You can look at the site’s appearance and tell right away that it was developed to look like a mobile app. Then, when you access the app, you get the legit experience that Blendr wants to deliver.
Sometimes you might get errors like being unable to send messages. When those happen, you should report them. Commonly, to fix such errors, you need to close the app and open it again.
Blendr presents a very rigid verification system when you first register. It is safe to say that the site truly cares for the security of its users. As far as the site got tested for this review, no fake profiles were spotted. That shows that Blendr’s thorough verification is successful in blocking scammers.
The site has plenty of safety information. You can find its FAQ pretty easily and read everything about the platform. Blendr also offers a guide to online safety so that members who are new to dating sites can know what to expect, how to behave, and how to protect themselves.
Blendr has one of the cheapest premium memberships on the market right now. It is very reasonable since its premium features are very simple but truly add to the overall experience. See below how much you will pay for a premium membership on the site:
Features unlocked for you when you get a premium subscription include:
Seeing who has you on the “favorites” list: helps immensely with getting the best matches. Once you know someone has favorited you, you can check their profile and decide if you would like to talk to them. If they seem interesting enough, this might lead to a date.
Anonymous profile viewing: viewing profiles without leaving traces is the best thing. Sometimes people might think that people who visited their profiles are interested in them, and then they send a message. With anonymity, you are in complete control and only talk to those who you want to meet in real life.
Chat with new members first: a premium subscription lets you know when new members are on the site and are near you. That way, you can check their profiles and send a message to them before anyone else does.
Blendr counts with a support staff that answers members’ needs 24/7. You can contact them through email. You can also reach the Help Centre, which is a sort of FAQ where you can read plenty about the site’s functioning and what you can do in troublesome situations.
Overall, Blendr has invested a lot in user support. That means if you truly need to get in touch with an actual person to help you out, you will get help very quickly.
Concluding, there are still some questions unanswered. Reading this quick FAQ will give you an even better idea of what Blendr is all about and if it is worth your time. Spoiler: it is, so read below.
Yes, Blendr is safe. To successfully register on it, you have to upload a picture of yourself. What’s more, the site can detect if you upload an image that does not show you.
It certainly is. Even though its design resembles Badoo a lot, Blendr is a different site, and you will find diverse people on it.
All you need is to have access to a computer or phone and a camera to take a picture and register. After that, you are free to explore the whole site and find people to chat, exchange photos, arrange meetings, etc.
Yes. Although you can pay to get access to additional features that help matches get faster, the most crucial elements are given to you as you register on the site. That way, Blendr is genuinely available for everyone.
Blendr has connected plenty of people across the internet. Many singles found someone to have a fun night out, to arrange a lovely date, and some have even found true love. You can read stories online of real people who got a lot of help from Blendr.
Blendr is one of the best social media networks on the planet, and it is utterly worth anyone’s time to seek dating partners. Unlike many other dating platforms that require you to pay to use the essential features, Blendr offers them right away and counts on you staying at the site. This site stands halfway between serious relationship sites and sexual encounters. You might find both on it, but you never honestly know what someone wants until you get to talk to them. Anyway, if you are looking for real people and are tired of scam sites, give Blendr a try.