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Badoo Uses Facial Recognition to Match You With Celeb Lookalikes

Wish you could snag a man that looks like Chris Hemsworth or a woman like Emily Blunt? Badoo wants to help you out.

The dating app just launched a new feature dubbed Lookalikes, which uses facial recognition to help you find potential matches that look just like your crush.

You can search thousands of celebrities — everyone from Kendall Jenner and Angelina Jolie to Michael Buble and Musk. Badoo claims that 856 of its users look "exactly" like the Tesla and SpaceX CEO. Not into him? The company says it has 975 Jake Gyllenhaal doppelgangers, 1,408 users that resemble Ed Sheeran, and 354 that look like British model David Gandy.

More into your hot doctor or a crush from school than David Beckham? Just low-key snap a photo of your crush, or grab one of them from the Internet, and upload it to Badoo to find lookalikes. The not-creepy-at-all feature also lets you select a specific Facebook friend to find their doubles.

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If you're curious about your competition in the dating pool, Badoo can now give you some insight as the feature also lets you find your own lookalikes.

Meanwhile, Badoo isn't the only service using facial recognition to hook you up with a hottie.

Porn site Megacams in September launched a feature that lets you upload a photo of someone you want to see nude and get matched up with a lookalike "sex model." To try it out, head here, then upload your photo and enter your email address. For the best result, be sure that the subject of your desire is visible from the front and the only person in the image.

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