Screenshotting text conversations that you’re having while trying to land babes is a tradition unlike any other. And while I’m not positive, I can only assume that women screenshot our texts to them just as much, if not more, than we do. It’s an understood cost you incur when you go out on a limb and send some ballsy texts with the explicit effort of either landing drinks or a date.
But this app is just taking things way too far, man. Boompi, a really stupid new dating app, takes all the fun out of messaging by allowing girls to invite their friends to secretly view the conversation and comment on it, as explained by TechCrunch.
Boompi starts off by following the now well-trodden Tinder-esque location-based dating path. You swipe yes (or no) to a possible local match, and if the other person reciprocates positively, you can begin private messaging with your potential date.
But here’s the clincher: Women on the app can invite friends to eavesdrop and secretly comment on their private conversations with prospective dates. If that feels like privacy violation as a feature, that’s because it is.
Yeah, I’d love to join this app. And while I’m at it, why don’t I change my Facebook photo to a picture of my hog and create a website that just shows the general public my entire internet history dating back to when I was looking at screencaps of Britney Spears’ “Crazy” video from 1999. You might as well ask the girl you’re interested in to invite her mom and sister to come on your first date with you, and let them watch you drunkenly make out with her in an alley while trying to cop a feel.
The app’s founder, Alejandro Ponce, might be the most delusional person in the world. “Boompi is every girls’ dream,” he said. “A social discovery app where girls can secretly add their girl friends to a chat with a guy to gossip and share their opinion on guys.”
First of all, an app that no guys will ever join is not “every girls’ dream,” Alejandro. Second of all, you really think girls can “secretly” add their girl friends is beyond stupid. The whole premise of the damn app is that this is the selling point, so the notion that guys will blindly download it looking for some tail is just foolish.
Sorry, Alejandro. We’ll stick to iMessage like back in the olden days. .
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