Because of my issues with the quality of profiles on Badoo, I would not focus on it as a starting point for my dating search.
You can communicate with any members on the site by sending interest, adding someone as a favorite, visiting profiles, and sending locked messages.
None of these options actually allow you to have real conversations; they simply let the other member know you are online and are interested in them.
You can choose to view the profiles by photos, basic view, more detailed view, and profile information.
You can also sort the profiles they send you by newest members, photos first, most recently active, and relevance to your criteria.
The selection of women and men on this site is not near what you will find at the site I mention below, but for what you lack in numbers, you more than make up for in terms of quality.
I’m also a big fan of the site’s interface and identity verification tool.
The problem with Badoo though is that you will have to weed through a lot of low quality profiles in order to locate real people.
The quality is just not as good as you will find on Latin American Cupid although the selection is a lot larger.
Latin American Cupid seems to have a lot of men and women on the site living in San José, so, if you are planning to use this site, living in San José seems like your best bet for attaining success.