“There’s been over 10,000 matches on the app, tens of thousands of users, and tens of thousands of downloads,” says Brian, who quit his position at Nielsen to work on BAE full-time.
Justin, a graduate of Harvard, deferred his second year of Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School to invest time in the start-up. The trio of Black male founders, a rarity in tech, say they are halfway through their seed round of funding, ,000 of which came from placing first in Dartmouth’s pitch competition.
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Most of the times these guys weren’t Black.” In addition to being the subject of an unwanted fetish, statistics such as those recently compiled by dating mega-site Ok Cupid suggest that Black women fair the worst on dating sites.
According to the Ok Cupid study, Circumstances are not much better for Black men given the marked preference for white men, among white, Asian and Hispanic women on mainstream dating sites.
In spite of the egalitarianism that permeates millennial culture, and wide-spread acceptance of interracial couples, on-line dating is anything but color-blind.
“We interviewed some women, for example, who were on these mass market sites,” says Brian, “And they were getting harassed on the sites to some degree, overly-sexualized by guys on there.
Online dating is the natural evolution of courtship in an era where social interaction is more likely to take place over a keyboard, than a cup of coffee.We also use this information to show you ads for similar films you may like in the future.