Badoo is a dating-focused social discovery website, founded in 2006. It is managed out of its Soho, London headquarters but owned by a company based in Cyprus, which is ultimately owned by Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev.

The site operates in 180 countries and is most popular in Latin America, Spain, Italy and France. Badoo ranks as the 51st most popular site in Brazil and the 136th globally, according to Alexa Internet., a decline of 19 places since 2010. In December 2012, is ranked as the 59th most visited website according to Google, based on Google AdPlanner statistics

In a peer-reviewed study published in 2009, it was given the lowest score for privacy among 45 social networking sites examined.

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