Celebrity look a like dating
Andrey Andreev, the CEO of Badoo, told the publication: 'We pride ourselves on listening to our millions of users around the world.'We regularly hear that they love new, simple and fun ways to make better connections with a potential match.
(we jest, we know you're just as obsessed with it as us) that matches seriously beautiful singletons with the occasional bizarre quip from a Gloucestershire-born hunk who likes to do handstands and rap (badly) to defuse tension.
And, while a recent office poll revealed our dream celebrity crushes include the likes of Simon Amstell, Jamie Dornan, Chris Hemsworth, Adrian Brody and Rihanna, we've realised there are a lot of of A-listers (and Z-listers, to be fair) who we'd venture to call our 'type'. ) to hear that dating app, Badoo, is now giving users the chance to meet lookalikes of their favourite celebrities, thanks to facial recognition technology., the app works by users choosing a well-known celebrity or uploading a picture of a non-famous person they like the look of, so the technology can find dopplegängers in the nearby vicinity.
It is one of the most popular dating apps in more than a dozen countries around the world, particularly in Eastern Europe, but is less prevalent in the US.
Dating coach Meredith Golden said it’s more likely people will use the service to look for celebrity doppelgängers than to find people who resemble their former partners.
Now, there's certainly more to a potential suitor than whether they have Channing Tatum's chiseled jaw or Kim Kardashian's perfectly contoured makeup skills, but if the amount of monthly active Badoo users (more than 60 million) is any indication, people are clearly really into the idea of the app.
Users can even step their vanity up a notch by uploading a picture of themselves to see others who may look like them.After all, there's nothing wrong with knowing your competition.
It’s the latest salvo in what has become an increasingly competitive business.Badoo is a "social discovery network" that's quickly gaining users by the day (watch out, Tinder! The dating app just added a brand-new feature that sets it apart from every other online dating service out there.Its Lookalikes function now allows users to locate any doppelgänger in their area.The platform launched its “Badoo Lookalikes” feature this week.Singletons who want to date a dead ringer for their favorite politician or pop star can search the names of hundreds of celebrities, using the app’s facial recognition technology.Don't worry too much about people's weird predilections though, because Kim Kardashian came in at number one followed by Emma Stone, Beyoncé and Selena Gomez.