Facebook's "Bang With Friends" app was released by some college aged Californian creators on January 24, 2013 to deliver a controversial yet steadily gaining in popularity way to connect with people: hooking up. Its purpose is to help 20somethings get naked with Facebook friends while sparing the pain of rejection. Or in other words, as the app's website promotes: "Anonymously find friends who are down for the night. Your friends will never know you're interested unless they are too!" Plus, as one of the apps developers offered The Daily Beast: "By being honest and forward, we're taking the no [bullsh*t] approach."
Despite over 30,000 Facebook users and reports that five new users register every minute, the creators of this app have yet to identify themselves publicly. Surprise! The app is under harsh criticism from many for it's digital contribution
to the destruction of real, true relationships and marriages throughout the U.S. Many critics agree that technology helps people form relationships but the "Bang With Friends" app is backwardly and undermines the essence of emotional attachment considered the very foundation upon all relationships rest.
The app was launched as a more efficient "dating" tool with a more matter-of-fact approach than dating sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and Plenty of Fish. One creator implied that the app will assist people in skipping the getting to know each other phase and means for guys to "find out which girls are actually into you and not dance around anything." Isn't the dance part of the fun?
For more, including an interview with the app's creators, go here .