California students create Facebook friendship with benefits
February 14, 2013
A Christian student group is calling a new Facebook application “the evilest app ever.” [SF Gate]
In time for Valentines Day, the Bang With Friends app allows Facebook users to schedule sex sessions in a no-nonsense manner. BWF has “already hooked up over 100,000 couples,” since its Jan. 23 launch, according to the three California college students who created the app.
“It began as a result of a drunken night of coding when we discussed the dishonesty and other issues with online dating, then took off on its own from there,” the students wrote in an email.
The students have yet to reveal their names or college.
A student group, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, says using the app leads to hurt loved ones, marital infidelity and unnecessary emotional baggage, deeming it “the evilest app ever.”
But, the BWF creators say it is an honest approach to casual dating.
“This is very real – our 600,000 users in (less than) three weeks tell us that the unabashed, honest approach is something that resonates with our generation – Generation Y,” the students wrote in the email.
The app allows prospective bangers to inform each other of their desires by clicking a “Down to Bang” button below profile pictures.
BWF also allows users to announce their desires to have sex with celebrities. As of Wednesday, Jon Stewart led rival Stephen Colbert 300,000 to 294,000 in the tally of people down to bang him.
Los Angles based sexual addiction expert Robert Weiss said reliance on apps like BWF makes it more difficult for people to develop social and dating skills, but is not necessarily bad for those just interested in casual sex.
“If you’re 22-years-old and you don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day, but you’re guaranteed to hook up… why take the time to take someone to dinner?” he said. “There’s a much lower skill set required to get laid than there used to be.”