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Dating app Badoo's new celebrity lookalike feature

Dating app Badoo are now letting you search for potential lovers that look like your favourite celebrity.

The team behind the smartphone app have created a Lookalikes section, which allows you to search for your favourite celebrity and find the singletons who match them best.

Andrey Andreev, the CEO of Badoo, said: "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. Badoo Lookalikes is already proving to be just that."

It is not the only technology Badoo have implemented to give their users a better experience.

Last year, the dating app introduced a "Selfie Request" feature, which uses facial recognition software to "eliminate catfishing and make online dating safer".

Badoo spokesperson and dating expert Joey Hadfield said at the time: "Badoo has been around for 10 years, so we have the industry's deepest insights and experience. We are continuously aiming to solve major challenges in the dating space around various issues such as safety and security.

"We've spoken to many women to find out what they really want from a dating platform and the two things that repeatedly surface as top priorities are safety and efficiency. Features such as photo verification, social accounts and now selfie request, only help eradicate these issues."

Whilst lifestyle blogger and Badoo user Duda Castro added: "Having these safety features, especially the new addition of selfie requests, means I can have more faith and trust in who I'm speaking to online.

"A busy work schedule coupled with trying to meet a potential mate is extremely hard in today's world, so making sure potential matches are 100% the real deal means whoever is using the app is not wasting their time or being catfished. Badoo gives me a greater level of comfort in knowing that the person I'm talking to is really the person in the picture."

The new Lookalikes feature will be available to users in the coming weeks.

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