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Our Review

Blendr is a social dating app launched in September 2011 by Joel Simkhai. The mobile dating platform allows users to find like-minded individuals in close proximity. It is powered by Badoo technology, which explains why the two apps look similar in aesthetics and functionality.

The site promotes matching based on geolocation which makes it easier for users to meet-up right away. Members are ranked based on their popularity to other members as well.

You can register and use it for free, but to enjoy all the features, you have to avail a premium membership package.

Learn more about how Blendr works by reading our in-depth review below. Who knows, Blendr might be the site for you— or not?

New members at Blendr in September 2020 in comparison

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Member activity at Blendr in September 2020 in comparison

This is how active Blendr members are compared to others

Blendr Member Structure

Members
144,000 from New Zealand
Members activity
50,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
40 %
60 %
  • Most members are looking for hookups and short term relationships
  • There are more male members than female members
  • Most members are young adults
  • User activity is high
  • Majortiy of members are from the United Kingdom and United States

The members of Blendr are like-minded individuals looking for casual relationships and one-night stands. It's rare that you find someone looking for a serious relationship on the site. Members come from all over the world, but matches are based on the location. You can also modify the searching results with some characteristics based on your preferences.

A lot of members are from the 25-34-year-old bracket. Based on the available data, there are no members older than 54 years old.

Most of the users are from Western countries, specifically the UK and the US.

Since it has a lot of members, you will always find someone online. They are most likely to reply to.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Blendr

Blendr Signup
  • 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
  • Phone and photo verification step can be skipped

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. They claim that they will not post anything from your social media accounts in public without your permission.

The verification process is needed but can be skipped for the meantime. However, unverified accounts are less likely to be viewed by other members. To verify your account, you have to input your mobile number, upload a photo and verify it with any of your social media accounts: Facebook, Google Connect, Twitter, and Instagram.

Making Contact on Blendr

Blendr People Nearby
  • Users can search for other Blendr members in their area using the People Nearby function
  • 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
  • Wait for a reply before sending another message
  • Send a gift to follow up on another members' reply

There are several possible ways to look for a match in Blendr. First is by playing the Encounters game, while another way is to use the People Nearby function. Other users are also free to visit other members' profiles to express their interests.

Your profile and profile pictures are available to other users by default. You can send a message to others for free. However, this can be done one at a time. You need to wait for the other user to reply so you can continue sending a message. If you think that he/she might have missed your message, you may send a gift (for premium members only) to get his/her attention.

Show your interest by "liking" their profile picture or giving a user's profile page a high grade.

View your new and old conversations in the Messages tab. You can view them all in one list, those who you got matched with, and those who are currently online.

Blendr Profile Quality

Blendr Profile
  • 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. Pictures should be verified before being posted. This is to avoid members who are trying to fake their identities.

    All text fields and boxes on your profile can be changed anytime.

    Here's a list of the profile information that you can see on your profile page:

    • Profile Photos
    • Profile Videos
    • Popularity
    • Credits and Membership Status
    • Work and Education
    • Location
    • Interest
    • Personal Info
    • Languages

    Blendr App

    Blendr App
    • Design is very modern and aesthetically pleasing
    • All features are accessible with a few swipes
    • App version has the same features as the desktop site
    • Available on Android and Apple
    • Download the app without a cost

    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. 

    Most members actually prefer using the app since it was launched based on the statistics and data gathered during the testing. The features offered in the web version are relatively the same with the app version.

    It is free for download in both Apple and Google Play Store.

    Blendr Real Life Review

    I had a staycation in a nearby city by myself to get a break from my daily work stress. It was fun at first but got bored after a few days. So I wanted to look for a companion, and I came across Blendr on my phone. My vacation got so excited. I met this man who was just also visiting the city. I've got a boyfriend for a week. No strings attached. When we went home to our respective cities, it was just easy! I owe it to Blendr! -Sarah, 28

    Blend'r is just like any other apps. Nothing very special about it. I tried using it for weeks, met some girls. They're pretty nice. I was just expecting more from the site because my sister built-it up to me a lot. Anyway, the price is just right, so I am not regretful. It was nice, it's just extraordinary.-James, 32

    Blendr Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Profile creation
    • Match searching
    • Messaging service
    • View members' profile
    Fee based Services
    • See who added you as a favorite
    • Undo "No" votes
    • Anonymous profile viewing
    • Chat with new members
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    Blendr Premium Membership
    1 Week5.55 NZD / Week5.55 NZD
    1 Month14.99 NZD / Month14.99 NZD
    3 Months11.66 NZD / Month34.99 NZD
    6 Months9.17 NZD / Month54.99 NZD

    Is Blendr expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Blendr is average.

    Blendr Pricing NZ
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
    • Via Mobile Phone

    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 favourites 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 USD79.99.

    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
    • Get shown more in the Encounters game
    • Use fun stickers and emojis in chat
    • Show people that you're online

    Special Features

    Blendr has several features available to encourage users to mingle and interact with one another.

    People Nearby

    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.

    Encounters

    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.

    Virtual Gifts

    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.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
    App: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 3.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Datingscout.nz Author Chris Pleines
    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.If you are looking for a serious relationship, check out our Matchmaker category for other options.

    Blendr FAQ

    Facts

    When was Blendr released?

    Blendr was launched in September 2011.

    Are Blendr and Badoo the same?

    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.

    Is the registration free?

    Creating an account in Blendr is absolutely free.

    Does Blendr has an app?

    You can download the Blendr app from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

    Usability

    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 the rules in uploading photos?

    First, upload photos where you will be identifed easily and clearly, whether a photo of you alone or with friends. Second, you can't add photos where you are not present. You cannot also be able to upload photos that contain children, nudity, or any images showing inappropriateness.

    Account

    How can I verify my account?

    You can verify your acount in many ways. The easiest option is through your mobile number. Other ways are via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, and by passing the photo verification process. 

    How long the does the photo verification take?

    Usually, it only takes 2 minutes to verify your photo.

    How to delete my account?

    You can delete your account by clicking the gear-like icon, which will direct you to Settings page. Then scroll down and click "Delete account".

    Can I edit my personal information?

    Yes. Just go your profile and click the pencil-like icon. Do not forget to hit "Save" to apply all the changes.

    Costs

    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.

    Cancel

    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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    Company:Blendr
    E-Mail:help@blendr.com
    Address:Los Angeles, California, United States