Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….kind of fucking brilliant? Oh yeah!
Many will call this “hitting on chicks for pussies” but in the age of Tinder, Hinge, TROPHIES FOR EVERYONE, etc, it’s the perfect app for guys who spend every moment at a bar just talking to their bros in a impenetrable circle because they can’t stomach the idea of getting denied in public. Maybe it is for pussies like that, but it’s also for opportunists who want to increase their odds of dipping their toe into some strange. Not to mention the barriers of entry it immediately destroys, like your idiot friend who is a terrible wingman and will ruin your chances the moment you approach a girl, or her fat friend who wants nothing more than to get rid of you because she needs her friend to go home alone so she can have someone to eat Taco Bell with at 3am.
According to Tech Crunch:
A startup called Mingleton is introducing a new mobile dating application that uses iBeacon technology to help you connect only with people you can see around you, or, as one of the founders puts it, it’s like Tinder “for the people in your immediate vicinity.” The app doesn’t actually require venues to have iBeacon or Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) devices installed in order for this to work, to be clear, but rather leverages Core Bluetooth and Core Location technology in the iPhone itself to help its users find one another out the real world.
The idea of tapping into BLE flips the idea of mobile dating apps on its head. Instead of seeing someone’s picture in the app before trying to find them in the room (damn those group photo shots!), you’re more likely to see them in the flesh first, and then you turn to the app to find their profile and indicate your interest.
Goddamn. I might be considered a millennial but after seeing this I can’t help but to be reminded that I really missed all the fun of being one. Never once did I get a participation trophy AND I took myself out of the game before technology made being single and getting laid this fucking easy. Sure I had Myspace and Facebook and “You Up” texts a few years ago, but this new shit is on another level. You’d have to be a real societal leper to not get laid in today’s dating scene.
Oh, and while I’m complaining about millennial shit I never enjoyed I’ll also mention that when Power Wheels hit the scene, I was just on the side of too old to get one. So fuck all of you who had one. Pricks.
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