Between Who's On the Rebound -- which shows you who among your Facebook friends recently became single or is still "on the rebound" (grieving is a process, you guys) -- and BangWithFriends and Tinder and hundreds of other sites, soon there won't be any reason to leave the house to try to get laid.
According to the site:
On The Rebound is for entertainment purposes only. It will not help you get laid, but if it does, please let us know. This is what an Ivy League graduate, a Carnegie Mellon engineer, and some random dude built in their spare time.
Since that explanation is dog shit, I decided to take the app for a spin and see how it worked. It's almost too simple.
Once you log in with your Facebook account, the app takes you to a screen where you pick which gender you prefer.
After you pick your poison, the site brings you to a "Results" page that shows you the photos and names of all the chicks currently on the rebound as well as other pertinent details a predator might need to successfully sweep a wounded doe off her feet. Now, there are usually three columns but for purposes of this exercise I cut off the girl's names and photos which would appear in the far left column. Don't want anyone unloved broads suing me for making their heartache public.
All that is left now is to "reconnect" with the person and engage in consensual sex.
Will this app get you laid? Who the fuck knows, but the one pro I've taken away from this is, unlike BangWithFriends, you don't need other people to become users on the site for it to be effective. You just need to have a lot of female friends who are total losers when it comes to love.
UPDATE: After posting this, one of the site's creators emailed me back and had this to say:
First of all the team consists of Jonathan Tran, Computer Science (BS and Masters) from Carnegie Mellon and myself, Anthony Coombs, a Sociology graduate from Penn. Hence the little blurb on the bottom of the front page. The site was designed by my friend, Taylor Lecroy, who believe it or not was one of the main designers on the Obama For America Campaigns both in 2008 and 2012. I bugged him for a couple of months to help out.
It all started a couple of months ago when I was having lunch with Jon and his brother (one of my best friends and roommates from college). I was telling them the story about a girl that I was interested in for a couple of years but had a longtime boyfriend. Well, I was the guy she would confide in when things were rocky. But I am the nice guy and didn't want to play on that card (yeah, revoke my man card now). So when they FINALLY broke up I didn't ask her out. I waited because I specifically didn't want to just get her on the rebound. I wanted it to be 'real.' What BS that was. She hooked up with a friend of mine a week later!! They're still together!! So I joked about how it would be funny to plot the exact time as to when someone was 'vulnerable,' I mean, 'available.' Jon suggested using Facebook data. I thought it was creepy. We started working that night.
We actually interviewed almost a dozen relationship experts for the site (mostly women) to make sure women would like it. Not only that, but we did Facebook testing and MORE women have been into this than guys! They always click through at a higher rate. I have the proof of that. We positioned the website as letting women know if he's into them or not and how you can do this using the data.
As for how the website works, ok, maybe it's a little creepy. We built a program that goes through ALL of your single friends' entire Facebook history and finds every time they enter into a relationship. From there we plot how many relationships they've had, how long they last, and how long they've been single. From there we use the info we gathered from the experts to give a pretty good explanation on their availability depending on their gender, age, and some other factors as well.