By Tom Z
11:28 AM EDT, September 10, 2012
Following the lead of successful companies like AirBNB, a new app called Local Drunk helps connect strangers by finding someone for you to have to beer with. Which is great. Because whenever I meet up with random strangers from Craigslist, my only complaint is, “I wish these people were drunk.” From TechCrunch:
Here’s how the app works. First you sign in with Facebook and state if you are visiting the city or if you are a Local Drunk. As a guest, you pay for the drinks and the local shows you the places to go. On your profile, aside from the traditional profile pic, name and age information, the app invites you to input your drink of choice and budget.
Then, it’s all about the evening. A chat is initiated and you can share your location and pictures of the night. The next morning, you get a notification to rate each other — let’s hope the hangover is not too bad. It is built for multiple people but the current version showcased the one-on-one experience.
I’m looking forward to the Missed Connections portion of this site. “You were standing at the 7th Street bus stop with a bottle opener keychain, looking completely sober. I was sitting on the bench with a 6-pack of Sam Adams and no way to open it. We belong together. Call me.”
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