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In late 2007, 20% of Badoo’s then 22 million users were paying for heightened visibility at least once a month."Super Powers" enables users to see more search results, as well as who wants to meet them and which of their messages have been read.A CNET review by Rafe Needleman described Badoo's first impression as "creepy".He said that though the site was advertised as a way to meet local friends with shared interests, it was more like a photo-based dating site.For the first seven years, this worked really well, I got the site to 10 million users without any employees and Po F was generating a ton [sic] of relationships”But Frind said he would now be making changes, adding: “Intimate Encounters on POF can be summed up as a bunch of horny men talking to a bunch of horny men pretending to be women.”In other changes he has curtailed users from contacting members where there are age gaps of 14 or more years.“There is no reason for a 50 year old man to contact 18-year-old women.Sometimes I would get the alerts at three in the morning, from men telling me their wife wanted to have a threesome."I’ve since warned my female friends not to go on the site because guys basically just want to hook-up for sex.
He added that an estimated two per cent of male members had “started to use POF as more of a hook-up site mostly due to the casual nature of mobile phone use,” following the increasing popularity of smart phone apps among the site’s users.Instead, she was bombarded with sexually explicit photos and messages: “I used to get all sorts emailing me, asking to be my slave and asking for sex.I met my boyfriend on there and we have been dating since August, so my general impressions are mixed.You can meet some decent people but I wouldn’t use it again, it seems people just want casual fun.”“I joined Po F in August last year and immediately started talking to guys online.Once I had spoken to them for some time and felt comfortable enough, I would exchange phone numbers.
Andreev discussed this redesign in an interview with Business Insider's James Cook in the same month.