Post Date: February 02, 2013
We kid you not, Bang With Friends is a Facebook app to .. bang your friends. With 13,000 Facebook page likes it looks like the concept might be catching on. In the first eight days the site’s creators claimed to attract 260,000 users and 15,000 matched hookups.
The app has been awarded “Terrible App Idea of the Week” by Forbes, but what could be wrong with a “completely private and discreet” app where words with friends and the Craigslist Casual Encounters section meets? Well.. besides the obvious reasons having sex with someone coordinated via an app titled “Bang With Friends” might not be a great plan. There’s this problem with facebook where nothing is really all that private or discreet:
To find a match you select the friends you would “bang” and no one is the wiser .. until a match is found. Then both users are notified of the matched hookup. After that it’s up to you. Essentially, Bang With Friends is designed to skip the awkward steps of anything resembling courtship. In the process it creates more opportunity for casual sex and one night stands. The app has even earned the title of “evilest app ever,” awarded by the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship in the US.
According to the app’s developers, it’s not the evil that everyone is describing. “[Sex] should be something you’re expressive about, that you’re comfortable with, and if there’s a beautiful woman or a handsome man that you’re interested in, you shouldn’t hold back,” one of the developers says. “We’re just giving you closer access to knowing the truth.” They think the app is better than dating websites like eHarmony or Match.com because “by being honest and forward, we’re taking the no bullshit approach [to sex].” But then again, the app was created on a Red Bull and vodka fueled two hour coding spree. The official email address is also firstname.lastname@example.org and the FAQ page is essentially a pictorial of putting on a condom.