I say this all the time: today, we have no time. Getting to know people like we used to in the olden days, with multiple real-life encounters separated by several days or weeks, is too slow and too much of a risk. What if I spent a month getting close to a girl, and she turns out to be a Creationist? I’d have wasted all that time and effort for nothing!
That’s why Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are a real help in our speed-of-the-Internet age. You can find out a lot about someone (even from how much they keep private). You can see if you’re into the same music, places, has a good beach bod, does duckfaces or not, their philosophy and outlook on life and other things you look for when trying to find that special someone (or friendzoning them).
What Facebook doesn’t tell you is whether they’re attracted to you too, and since many of us don’t have the guts to come out and say it, lots of missed opportunities for hook-ups (or perhaps more meaningful relationships) evade us every day.
Well, BangWithFriends.com has just the answer for that. This, bold (to say the least) service shows you a grid of all your friends (of the opposite if you’re straight. I tried turning “gay” on Facebook, uninstalled and reinstalled it, still only showed me women, more info at the bottom) with a “down to bang” button under their profile pictures. You click the ones you want to get down with, and if they click your photo too, you’re both notified and the creators hope some sexy-time will ensue.
Now, this is extremely overt sexually and I’m not sure it’ll catch on in Lebanon. It’s fairly private (put “Only Me” on the permissions prompt when you’re connecting your Facebook) and who knows, maybe the boy or girl you’re into, is into you too!
Now, it’s still fairly new and lotsa things are gonna be added and improved. But, it’s already had tens of thousands of downloads on the iOS App Store in less than a week (where’s the Android one, HMM?!)
Here’s what they had to say about, for example, your mom being on that list, and why there’s no sexual orientation feature yet. These guys sure have balls!
“The crowd that we’re looking for is forward and straight about their sexuality.” And straight they are, as the app currently doesn’t take sexual orientation into consideration. But according to the boys, this wasn’t a jab at the LGBT community.“We’ll be honest with you, we made this in two hours… with a lot of Red Bull and vodka … and it took off on its own,” one of the creators said. “What we’re working on right now is building sexual preferences. I personally am completely towards gay rights. We want to give everyone this awesome access to finding people who want to bang.”
But lack of customized sexual preferences is just one of the problems the team initially encountered. An earlier version of the app didn’t take into account the presence of family members among a user’s Facebook friends, displaying anyone from grandfathers to siblings as potential “bang” buddies. This has since been fixed, and while you can’t be matched with your uncle, the BWF team doesn’t want to limit user’s pairings too much—for example, your relationship status will likely not be taken into consideration. “We’re not too [sic] objective to hooking up with that cute secretary across the office if she has a boyfriend already,” said one creator.
Now, since I wanna save y’all the trouble and embarrassment, I got a friend of mine to try it with me, you know, for scientific research purposes, and here’s an example of the email you get if both of you click “down to bang”
Enjoy and be safe! (maybe get a condom delivered?)