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Facebook Data Reveals How Weirdly Racist We Are When It Comes To Online Dating

Apparently, though, Asian women are preferred by everyone.

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The following statistics come from the people at Are You Interested, one of the largest Facebook-based dating apps. The AYI app is a lot like Tinder. It allows users to browse, message, and tell other users if they like them or not. The AYI data team have been measuring user interaction and some of the results pertaining to race are really interesting:

Data shows that singles searching for love are finding it outside their ethnic group AYI.com, a leading online dating app with over 70 million installs, analyzed over 2.4 million interactions among its current user base in the United States to discover the likelihood of users to respond to other users based on race.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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