So, the reason I’m writing about Girls Around Me is because I finally know what to say about it, and what it means in the greater picture.
Girls Around Me isn’t an app you should use to pick up girls, or guys for that matter.
The rest of the interface is very simple: in the top left corner, there’s a button that looks like a radar display, at the right corner, there’s a fuel meter (used to fund the app’s freemium model), and on the bottom left is a button that allows you to specify between whether you’re interested in women, men or both. ” one of my friends asked, which given the Matrix-like silhouettes posing on the splash screen was a pretty good question. well, they end up getting sucked up into apps like this.” “But they know they’ve checked in, right? Foursquare lets you check other people into a location.
A Linux aficionado who was the only person in our group without a Facebook account (and one of the few people I’d ever met who actually endorsed Diaspora), the look he returned was one of comical smugness. Girls Around Me quickly loaded up a fullscreen render of her Facebook profile picture.
I assured her Zoe in a bikini was no comparison, and moved on. I know her full name, her parents’ full names, her brother’s full name. The women, on the other hand, looked sick and horrified.