Unless you’ve been completely disconnected from the Internet for the last couple months, you’ve heard of “Bang with Friends” — the app that uses Facebook to allow you to connect with friends you’re interested in banging. You pick the friends you want to bang, if both parties are interested in each other, a connection is made. It’s that easy.
We got on the phone with Colin Hodge, the 28-year-old co-founder and CEO of “Bang with Friends,” who may have uncovered the answer to what everyone has ever wanted since the beginning of time – casual sex with people you sort of know.
CollegeHumor: Hey Colin, are you in the Bang with Friends office as we speak?
Bang with Friends: Yep, we’re in the Bang Pad.
CH: Nice. You want to tell us how you thought of the idea?
BWF: [laughs] I was actually working on a different dating site at the time. I was the founder of that one as well, but I was in an incubator for start-ups and we just started drinking one night and talking about how, one, we could add a unique twist to the [the start-up] I was working on, and two, how we could just take a way different approach than everybody else and do something that’s truly honest and allows you to cut through the bullshit of, y’know, typical online dating. So after some drinks we kind of hacked together Bang with Friends version 1, and it just took off from there. We immediately saw how excited people were. One of the guys in the office came in 2 days later and already had a match that was set up for that weekend. So it was pretty insane how quickly it caught on and started working.
CH: Do you consider it more of a dating site than a hookup site?
BWF: Yeah, I mean we want people to just be able to say their true intentions no matter what they are. Obviously the most taboo one that people look at is… banging, but our mobile apps allow you to say if you’d rather hang out with a person first as well, just so that first meeting you know what you’re getting into and you can kind of set expectations. That’s what we think is one of the biggest problems with dating sites – a lot of dishonesty, y’know, guys and girls not saying truly what they’re looking for or what’s on their minds.
CH: How did you find your team?
BWF: We were all working in the same incubator here in California. Basically they give you some office space and you’re there for a few months of intensive work on your startups and we were all working on different projects at the time but came together to fight this battle and solve this problem that we think is pretty big, especially for the younger generations who don’t really want to use sites that are outdated and old fashioned like eHarmony and that sort of thing.
CH: So do you guys all use Bang with Friends? Would you consider yourselves active users on the site?
BWF: [laughs] Hell yes.
CH: Yeah? And how has it gone for you guys?
BWF: It’s gone pretty well. [laughs] I mean I’m not gonna brag, but it works. I’ll say that much.
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