The latest social networking app “Bang With Friends” or (BWF) now avails its users to “hook up” on-the-go. Launching a new free mobile version for the iPhone and Android. If you happened to have missed the buzz about this app, it allows users to browse their list of Facebook friends and click on those whom they’d most like to have sex with.
We at FTK are desperate to figure out why you’d need an app for that? If they’re on your friend list and you’ve always fantasized about getting nasty with them, wouldn’t you just message or poke them?
Anyway, here’s how BWF works: Once you sign in on FB and agree to allow your profile to be viewed publicly, a screen comes up filled with photos of your FB friends. But either FB or the app aren’t so smart as to properly filter suitable matches, because when this editor checked it out, I saw my cousins, my DAD, the husbands of my friends–a whole lotta’ potential drama—Match.com or eHarmony it ain’t.
Users can see male or female friends as they choose–the site was originally only made so viewers could see the opposite sex–it’s become more inclusionary. Once you’re in, you’re able to click the red “down to bang” button and a message alert goes to the chosen friend. If he/she chooses to accept, you’re sent an email from BWF with the subject line reading “It’s bangin’ time”!
The new mobile app adds the ability to hang out with a friend first instead of explicitly expressing an interest to “bang.” Also exclusive to the mobile app is the option to “undo a bang” if you’re “too drunk and selected the wrong friend.”
The creators are three college aged males (big shocker), who prefer to keep their identities private. Produced in a scant two hours, during what the young men say was imbued with lots of Red Bull and vodka, the creators told The Daily Beast, “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. We’re just giving you closer access to knowing the truth.”
It seems the app is the founder’s answer to traditional online dating sites. “What a lot of people want is just to skip all the shit and get to the sex.”
Whether it’s due to sheer fear, some scant bit of trepidation, or simply pride, for those FB users who’ve never contacted their friends openly for sex, BWF now has more than 900,000 members after just 90 days, and has matched over 200,000 couples—giving even more meaning to the term “friends with benefits.”