In the video entitled “Buzzfeed Presents: Do You Have A Racial Preference?
” research data gathered from 2.4 million heterosexual interactions on the dating app, “Are You Interested (AYI)”, shows that Black men responded most to different races, despite the fact that Black women were three times more likely to reply back.
However, when we signed up we noticed that there was only one friend of ours who was connected to AYI though Facebook.
You might say it depends on the number of FB friends one has but as we have around 600 FB friends worldwide, albeit most of them in UK and other European countries, we were a little puzzled to get such meagre results.
Over the last few years, the popularity of this dating website has grown so fast, that they have decided to dedicate sections to specific categories of users.
One of them is the AYI Catholic Section at https://com/dating/catholic.
Data also confirmed a level of White privilege, as White men and women were the most selective.Should you choose the latter, you get to see all the users who you have common friends with, thus increasing your chances in finding an ‘online date with an offline method’, meaning through a friend, a colleague or an acquaintance.The Friends of Friends feature was only launched in March by AYI and apparently 2 million connections have already been made through it.We have to say that as far as profiles go, AYI’s aren’t exactly the cream of the crop.Of course, being tied to Facebook there’s the possibility of accessing more information on the members Facebook profile but let’s stick to what the site itself offers – quite flimsy looking and pretty uninformative profile pages with some quite random facts thrown in: your favourite book, your favourite song, your favourite film etc.