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The Dating App Using AI To Catch Cat Fishers!
At DOWN, AI has become an invaluable weapon in the ongoing battle against scammers. We use AI to learn what photos scammers tend to use. This makes the detection of scammers using similar photos in the future much faster. There has been a 550% surge in matches made by GenZ users who constitute 50% of the dating pool on DOWN.
December 15, 2023
6 Lessons on Perseverance For Every Entrepreneur
Seasoned founders know that it's important to acknowledge that little voice and ask whether it has a point. This is actually a sign of boldness and decisiveness, says Colin Hodge, founder of the popular dating app, DOWN.
May 28, 2023
Gen Z Trends: DOWN Dating App Founder Shares Insights
Apps like DOWN cater to Gen Z's guardedness by emphasizing safety and choice. Hodge's team has rolled out additional layers of verification to build stability and trust among younger users. That gives users confidence “to truly be themselves,” he says.
May 22, 2023
DOWN Dating App's Gen Z Insights
DOWN, the honest platform for dating & hookups, has seen the number of its Gen Z users double since the COVID pandemic. The platform shares its insights on this demographic, and explains why younger users are taking charge in the dating game.
May 23, 2023
"I Nearly Got Arrested At Apple HQ": How A Founder Fought For His 'Casual Sex' App In Silicon Valley
We hit the top of the App Store (briefly beating out Tinder), and within 3.5 months, we had 1 million users. We were everywhere, from The Wall Street Journal to The Colbert Report. Here's the inside story about how I fought for my app in Silicon Valley.
May 15, 2023
The Bang With Friends Story: Under The Covers
DOWN's journey isn't done yet: we now have over 10 million users, and since 2019, our user match-rate has gone up 500%, while our revenue has grown by 268%. We are a top 20 dating app in the USA with millions of downloads, and our remote team has led us to profitability every year since we reacquired the company.
May 10, 2023
"DOWN Dating App - Its Past, Present, and Future"
DOWN's customisation and openness regarding hookups and relationships alike, brought “other apps down this path”. The platform credits itself with inspiring Tinder's shift towards facilitating more meaningful relationships, as well as hookups.
April 27, 2023
How This App Has Created a Shift in Online Dating Culture
DOWN is still pushing the envelope today, creating a fun, flexible, safe, and sex-positive environment for more than 10 million users worldwide.
April 14, 2023
Best Dating Apps To Use This Valentine's Day
The app also boasts great privacy features and only uses your first name to sign up. You can also choose to keep your profile photo private if you prefer. This helps keep things light and casual, and allows you to connect with matches without having to reveal too much about yourself.
February 21, 2023
Best Hook Up Apps
The app is refreshing and to the point, and upon sign-up, all users state whether they're interested in a three-way, and if so, what kind they're after (MMF, FFM, or both).
February 2, 2023
Best Hookup Apps That Work For Casual Dating In 2023
Down encourages its users to be real, transparent, and honest, and just admit what it is you want. Since Down is free to join and use, and registration is fast and easy, it's no surprise it's already found 10 million users.
January 5, 2023
13 Best Dating Apps for 30s That Worth Your Attention (Android & iOS)
Finding a loving person in life is quite complicated, especially when you are in your thirties. You are no longer so active and initiative as you used to be in the youth. However, in the wide variety of dating apps, they may not find the app which will fit their requests. So, below we collected a top of the best dating apps for 30s that are worth your attention.
October 20, 2022
Colin Hodge: We Likely Never Would've Become a Successful Business Without Our Beginnings in CA
Colin Hodge is a startup founder and global growth expert who led companies and growth teams covering over 80m users. As Chief Growth Officer at 17 Live, the top live-streaming video company, Colin led the data-driven initiatives in growth, global expansion, and marketing, then launched the platform in the United States as the first US CEO.
October 18, 2022
Expert Opinion: The Best Way To Do Remote Working in 2022
The last two years has seen remote working explode in popularity and is now very much part of the employee and working ecosystem. This presents new challenges for managers and employers who have to find the best ways to motivate their staff, maximise productivity and work with new technology and its challenges. Today, Pheabs speaks to some MDs, CEOs and company founders to find out some of the best ways to do remote working in 2022.
May 12, 2022
Colin Hodge of DownApp – “Advice on Managing Your Finances From Entrepreneurs”
Throughout my journey in shaping DOWN App to be the best hookup app in the world, from its creation through its initial rapid growth, a successful company sale, repurchasing it, and now again in rapid growth, I've closely managed the finances to meet the moment.
May 5, 2022
11 BEST Hookup Sites & Apps (2022) For Casual Sex
The best hookup site lets you cut to the chase. So instead of wasting time on dating sites where people are “looking for love,” you can get right down to things with someone looking for the same thing you are: Casual encounters right now.
March 21, 2022
26 Alternative Dating Apps To Tinder
Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever. As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love and live happily ever after, or at the least find someone to hang out with next weekend.
March 9,2022
DOWN Hookup & Dating App Introduces New Feature
DOWN Hookup & Dating App, building on it's reputation as the world's best hookup app, introduced a quick-matching feature that randomly and instantly connects people from all over the world in April. Now, you can travel the world in your underwear! “Snap Match” was created to meet the needs of their 8 million-plus users who were stuck at home due to the pandemic. People were feeling lonelier than ever and the stats agree, too.
September 20,2021
Fringe Dating Apps Deserve More Bantr
Lesser-used dating apps might not be worth your money today, but they are definitely worth your time
September 13, 2021
Best Privacy Dating Apps of 2021
This article outlines LeapDroids top picks for the best privacy dating apps. We have tried to select a variety of apps catering to different needs in the privacy dating app space.
May 2, 2021
The DOWN Dating App Puts Singles in Control of Their Love Life
DOWN is a dating app that puts singles in command of their romantic destiny. The app asks users to declare themselves “down to date” or “down to hookup,” so all potential matches know where they stand from the first message onward.
April 8 , 2021
The Best Hookup Apps of 2022
Our hookup app picks have robust safety and security features, and they welcome LGBTQ+ connections. But before joining an app, it's important to explore what makes a hookup app the best choice for you.
March 24, 2021
DownApp Review
DownApp Review DOWN is the most honest dating app - and the #1 hookup app to meet locals nearby. People get to choose whether they want a casual relationship or a more serious one. DOWN's goal is to make the world a more open-minded, sex-positive place where singles can express themselves freely and find what they really want.
January 01, 2020
The DOWN Dating App Gets Down to Business & Grows Organic Traffic by Facilitating Discreet Hookups
Since its launch in 2013, the DOWN dating app has blown up and helped over 6 million singles do a little dance, make a little love, and basically get down tonight. The app's straightforward approach to dating has led to its current success
February 5, 2019
How To Date Casually Online Without Being A Creep
A lot of people choose not to outright state that they're interested in casual dating or casual sex on their online profiles, and that's for a good reason: There are a lot of creeps online. As a bisexual woman who was only sorta, kinda looking for a serious relationship back when I was frequenting OkCupid, I learned all too quickly
April 27, 2016
Down Sweet Dating Apps
The premise behind Down is pretty straightforward: no games. It's the epitome of a casual dating app, and it managed to tap into a desire felt by millions. Even now, three years after its launch, the app is adding about 100,000 new users a month, Colin says.
March 1, 2016
RANKED: America's most popular dating apps from best to worst
Down is an app that just, basically, shows you who wants to "get down" with you. It's more explicitly focused on just hooking up than most dating apps, though it has the option to "get date" or "get down."
February 11, 2016
Top 5 Best Hookup Dating Apps for iPhone & Android
There are all kinds of dating apps out there. Sometimes, it's fun to try a more “serious” dating app. But at other times, you want a dating app that just lets you get down to the fun part of dating. Whether you're looking for a booty call, a hookup, a casual date, or a friends-with-benefits situation, these dating apps are ideal for no-strings-attached romance.
May 29, 2014
Down, The App Formerly Known As Bang With Friends, Relaunches On The iPhone
Following a trademark dispute with Zynga, the team behind the hookup app Bang With Friends rebranded as Down, adjusted their approach, and launched on Android. Now those changes have come to iOS as well, with an update that was quietly released earlier this week.
November 23, 2013
Bang With Friends CEO Colin Hodge Says 200,000 People Have Banged With Friends
Despite its huge growth and success, Bang With Friends' iPhone app was recently kicked out of Apple's App Store. Colin Hodge is the CEO and co-founder of Bang With Friends, and he recently sat down and spoke with us about the origins of the app and what he's doing to get back into Apple's App Store:
June 22, 2013
Here's Why The Founders Of 'Bang With Friends' Stayed Anonymous ... Until Now
In just four short months, Bang With Friends (BWF) has become one of the hottest dating apps in the world. The app has a 1.1 million user base so far.
June 19, 2013
Bang With Friends: Behind the scenes (and under the covers) with this controversial app
There are several ways to get reassurance and peace-of-mind for a great startup idea: tons of traffic or a nice round of funding are just a couple examples. But for Colin Hodge and Omri Mor, founders of the creative-yet-controversial app Bang With Friends (BWF), it came in the form of a big smile after a night of, shall we say, success.
May 27, 2013
Say hello to Colin Hodge, the co-founder of Bang With Friends
Perhaps you've heard of the notorious dating app Bang With Friends. Yeah, it's that one that lets you pick Facebook friends you wanna do the dirty with, and if said friends picked you too, the app will pair you up for the deed. Since its launch earlier this year, the identities of the co-founders have remained a mystery. Every correspondence we've ever had with Bang With Friends came through an anonymous developer who went by “C,” and little has been made public about the guys behind the app.
May 24, 2013
CEO of Bang With Friends app revealed
The mysterious founders of the controversial hookup app Bang With Friends were outed, albeit prematurely, last week when they made the list of Webutante Ball King Nominees. Colin Hodge and Omri Mor had remained anonymous as the popularity of their app increased. There may have been some kind of big reveal, had Internet Week New York not accidently included them by name on the online ballot.
MAY 24, 2013
Meet the 28-Year-Old CEO of Bang With Friends
The last time I met up with “C”, the CEO of Bang with Friends, it was for a boozy night of bar-hopping that ended up on a Brooklyn rooftop. He refused to tell me his last name. That changed last week when the Webutante Ball inadvertently outed Colin Hodge and his cofounder Omri Mor by listing their names in the ballot for “king” of the ball.
May 23, 2013
Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction
Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your intentions until that friend picks you back. Then, theoretically, you can clandestinely meet for a night of sex without any fear of rejection, or the need for awkward dates, and none of your other friends will be the wiser. Needless to say, some people aren't so happy about the idea. They're worried that it objectifies people, that it could promote infidelity, and other things of the sort.
May 11, 2013
Bang With Friends Buzz
This week, Greg Kumparak, Anthony Ha and I talked about the mobile launch of the delightfully direct “dating” app Bang With Friends (and its apparent privacy bug), the shopping spree of big tech companies buying smaller mobile-focused startups (headed up by Yahoo, which snapped up four acquisitions this week), and Klout's new Bing partnership and launch of ‘Experts', getting it into the Q&A space.
May 12, 2013
Bang With Friends Goes Mobile
Just days after word trickled out that the service was approaching its millionth user and that the team is purportedly in the middle of raising a million bucks, Bang With Friends has just launched its iPhone and Android apps.
May 8, 2013
Will Bang With Friends Bring Klout to Its Climax?
Something like the app Bang With Friends might seem silly or of limited appeal to the college crowd, but it could pose a real danger to those of us who are trying to understand and develop the social world for positive purposes.
March 20, 2013
Bang With Friends Facebook App Won't Be Just About Sex, CEO Says
Bang With Friends, the controversial Facebook sex app has gotten its fair share of criticism and curious users. But do the app's creators use their own tool? “I can say that one of us has successfully used the app,” said the product's CEO, who prefers to go simply by “C,” and is one of three college-aged Californians who (still) wish to remain anonymous. “But I didn't get the details of his encounter.”
February 26, 2013
Uhh, Bang With Friends Is a Sexiness Score for Your Facebook?
Even if it oozes the desperation of sex-starved C++ nerds, the theory behind Bang With Friends is genius. A service that helps people who know each other hook up—if and only if both parties are interested in getting jiggy. It's funny! And as Mark Wilson at CoDesign points out, the service has lured in a half-million users in just a few weeks, so the developers are expanding with new features.
February 15,2013
Bang With Friends: Facebook Sex App Helps You Get Closer To Your Mates (NSFW)
A new Facebook app entitled 'Bang with friends' allows you to take the 'poking' facility of the social network to a whole new level. Brushing niceties aside, the app simply allows you to click on the pictures of your friends, who, in the words of the app, you are 'down to bang.'
January 31,2013
Bang With Friends Sex App Registers 5 Users Per Minute
Bang With Friends' controversial debut attracted plenty of media attention, as well as user interest. The app's "mostly 20-something" user base has topped 30,000, according to the California-based creators -- three men who keep their identities hidden. What's more, they claim the app is registering five new users, or "bangers," every minute.
January 29, 2013
Bang With Friends: Facebook Sex App Creators Talk Controversial Product
Want to bang your Facebook friends? Now you can! Anna Klassen talks with Bang With Friends creators.
January 29, 2013
Creators Of "Bang With Friends" Say They Just Want To Spread The Love
"Bang With Friends" is blowing up. Over the few days since our story on the app — which lets you select which of your Facebook friends you're "down to bang," and, if they click to indicate they feel the same way, lets you know — was published, 23,000 people have connected to it via their Facebook accounts.
January 29, 2013
New Facebook hook-up app shows which of your friends want to 'bang' yo
A controversial new Facebook app shows users of the social network which of their online friends are prepared to meet up for no-strings attached sexual encounters. Bang With Friends claims to help users 'anonymously find friends who are down for the night' by pairing up any that are both attracted to each other.
January 25, 2013
The App That Shows Which Of Your Facebook Friends Are "Down To Bang"
"Bang With Friends" is a new Facebook app that says it helps you "anonymously find friends who are down for the night." But as you might expect of a Facebook app, it's not all that anonymous.
January 24, 2013
BangWithFriends.Com Allows You to Anonymously See Which Facebook Friends Want to Bang You
Bang With Friends started with a late night conversation (actually an argument) on the purpose of online dating. The three of us chatted about what was the core of dating (aka the deal breaker) and it came down to having amazing sex. We knew that most relationshops revolved around sex, and that even before the dating cycle began there were basic needs and rules of attraction that came into play – so we decided to cut the crap out, and get right down to the nitty gritty.
January 23, 2013
Down review: 93 facts and highlights
January 01, 2013