No. This is not all right. Despite claiming to be an app for straight men, this Bromance app (which apparently launched yesterday) is a "men seeking men" app that will go down in the annals of all things gay -- not that there's anything wrong with that. But in like 5 years I'm certain this app will be eligible for the Homosexual Hall of Fame. It'll be inducted in the same class as John Travolta and Bruce Vilanche.
The app's co-founder, Jeffery Canty, isn't helping the cause with his description of the why the Bromance app is needed. His interview with Tech Cocktail is all anyone should need to read to never buy it, or even download it for free, for that matter:
“It’s kind of an awkward situation for guys to make guy friends. Girls don’t have the same problems that guys do in communicating and meeting new people. I’m not going to be in the gym lifting weights and look over at the guy next to me and say ‘hey, what are you doing later?’ I’ll get my ass kicked or I’ll get a date, and I don’t want either of those.”
You sure about that, you socially awkward f*ck?
Look, part of being a Bro (or a normal f*cking guy) is the ease in which we are able to make friends. Move to a new city? Make friends in the office. You don't have an office? Join a club sport. You don't have an office and you suck at sports? Your probably an unemployed, un-athletic douche bag who needs to build an app to find friends.
Oh it gets better. According to the article on Tech Cocktail:
To solidify the male bonding, Bromance includes two other things guys love: competing and making money. In the “fist pump” section of the app, users check in to hangouts and earn “swag” points—and see who’s topping the leader board. “Gentlemen tend to be very competitive,” Canty explains (I had no idea). In two or three weeks, the app will allow users to charge money for hangouts to cover costs like supplies or beer, with Bromance taking a small cut.
While Bromance is clearly about the fun, it—like good men—has a serious side. Canty was partly inspired by his own experience: he had endured a breakup, a death in the family, and a move to a new city, and he found himself ten pounds over his target weight but without a workout buddy to motivate him.
WHAT A FUCKING LOSER.