Blendr is a social dating app launched in September 2011 by Joel Simkhai. The mobile dating platform allows users in the UK to find like-minded individuals in close proximity. Blendr is powered by Badoo technology, which explains why the two apps look similar in aesthetics and functionality.
User can sign up using their Facebook profile
Should users choose to signup using their email, they need to fill out a registration form
The signup process only takes around 3-5 minutes
Users can also sign in using their MSN accounts
Blendr's registration process is pretty straightforward, and if this is not your first dating site, then the process should seem familiar to you. All you need to do is fill out a registration form with your basic information. To make the process easier, you can also signup using your Facebook account. Blendr imports all the information it needs for your profile from your FB account, so you don't need to fill anything out.
There are several fields that users can answer to complete their profile
Users also get a text box where they can introduce themselves in free form
Other users can rate your profile pictures
The more complete your profile is, the more popular you can get
You can choose from a wide variety of interests to showcase on your profile
Aside from the information you give out during the registration process, you need to fill out your member profile to enjoy the site's services to the fullest. Blendr encourages its users to complete their profiles by implementing a rating system. Other users can rate your profile according to how pleasing your pictures are and how complete your profile is. All text fields and boxes on your profile can be changed anytime.
Users can search for other Blendr members in their area using the People Nearby function
You can filter your search results according to age range and location
The app has a feature called Encounters, which is a quick dating game where users can show their interest or disinterest with another user with a click or tap
You can look for possible matches through two ways: by playing the Encounters game, or using the People Nearby function. Other users are also free to visit your profile and express interest in you. Your profile and profile pictures are available to other users by default. You can send a message to other users for free. You can also show your interest by "liking" their profile picture or giving their profile a high grade.
Blendr has several features available to encourage users to mingle and interact with one another.
A hybrid between a free search option and recommended matching, People Nearby lists down all nearby users that fit your preference. While this search function is limited because of distance, there is no shortage of matches on it.
A quick dating game that mimics Tinder's swipe right and swipe left mechanic, Encounters shows users a picture of one member at a time. If you're interested, you can tap the Like button, and if you don't, you can Pass to move on to the next person.
For 100 credits, users can purchase virtual gifts in the form of emojis and images, which they can give to other users to catch their attention.
App version has the same features as the desktop site
The app version is a great addition to Blendr's overall concept. Since the site encourages quick and easy user interaction and communication, the app allows users to find matches on the go, no matter where they are. Although it doesn't offer anything new in terms of features and functions, it is definitely a positive addition for Blendr users.
Users who avail of Blendr's premium subscription can get the following benefits:
Get notified when someone likes you
Find out which users placed you on their favorites list
Gain access to popular members of the site
Undo "no" votes on Encounter
Your messages will appear on top of other members' inbox
Browse other users' profiles anonymously
Chat with new members as soon as they signup
Subscription payments are renewed automatically, meaning you need to manually cancel your subscription through your account settings. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of monthly and weekly payments, you can also avail of Blendr's lifetime membership, which costs $79.99.
Aside from its premium membership, Blendr also has its own currency in the form of credits. Credits can be used for the following purposes:
Put your profile at the very top of match results
Place your profile on the featured users area
Purchase virtual gifts to gain someone's attention
Blendr, like its contemporaries Badoo and Grindr, are hookup driven sites that allow users to find matches based on their geolocation. While this certainly gives you more prospects, Blendr's search and matching functions are appearance-based, with no importance placed on personality or compatibility. If you're looking for a quick hookup or a casual date, then this app is the right thing for you as you will never run out of options. However, it doesn't mean that the future is bleak for those looking for true love. It is possible to find a serious, long-term relationship through this dating site, just make sure to write down exactly what you're looking for in your profile.
Technically, although they are different websites, they are run by the same technology, which explains the almost identical layout and design. They share the same terms and conditions, and if you have an account with one of them, that same account can be used to log into the other website.
Is Blendr for hooking up?
Although Blendr is supposed to be for all purposes, from hookups to serious relationships, its various functions force users to decide if they're interested in someone else based on their picture. This practice usually leans more towards hookups and casual dating as opposed to serious, long-term relationships.
Can I use Blendr without Facebook?
Yes, you can choose to signup using other means. However, if you don't want to link your FB account to Blendr, you'll have a hard time verifying your account, as an FB link is one of the easiest requirements.
How does Blendr use Facebook?
You can choose to sign up using your Facebook account. A Facebook account is also important if you want to verify your Blendr account and if you want to import information from FB to Blendr.
Will Blendr post on my Facebook?
Blendr only imports data and pictures from your Facebook account. It will not post anything to your timeline without permission.
What are Blendr credits?
This is the in-app currency of Blendr. You can use this to make yourself more visible, gift other users gifts, and meet more matches on the platform.
Can you tell me how to stop Blendr subscription fees?
Subscriptions are renewed automatically. If you want to cancel your subscription, you have to do so manually through the account setting menu, or else you'll be charged for the next period.
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