Android users more promiscuous, while iPhone fans more educated, survey says

Android users more promiscuous, while iPhone fans more educated, survey says
AYI.com, an online dating site that integrates with Facebook in order to help you find the love of your life, released a survey that gives us some insight on “which mobile brand's singles are the most desirable” - iPhone users or those who sport and Android smartphone. The website examined the profiles of some 13,690 of its mobile users in the USA in order to compare their demographic characteristics, which treats us to some more than curious findings.

It appears that iPhone devotees are 17% more likely to be contacted first by another user of the dating site. Meanwhile, Android enthusiasts are 12% more inclined to initiate contact with someone else, which makes them, in AYI's own words, the more promiscuous users. Interestingly enough, the survey also makes it clear that Android users on AYI are somewhat older – 42% of them are between 45 and 60 years old, whereas 67% of iPhone singles are under 45.

You are also 30% more likely to earn under $60,000 a year if your device of choice runs Google's mobile OS, in comparison with iOS users. The latter seemingly have a much better financial income, as 83% of them bring home more than $150,000 each year. But what's even more interesting is the fact that iPhone aficionados drink and use drugs twice as much as their Android peers. Could this be yet another proof that money spoils people? Well, we guess it could be.

Not only are iPhone users more prosperous, but they also seem to have a better education altogether. If you are wielding one of Cupertino's smartphones, then you are over 55% more likely to have a bachelor's degree and twice as likely to sport a master's degree from a university. Meanwhile, only 28% of all Android enjoyers on AYI have a university degree – the remainder of 72% seemingly did not favor higher education.

Device-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S4 appear to be the most popular smartphones that Android fans used to access the AYI mobile app. At the same time, the iPhone 4 was used four times more than the iPhone 5 to access the dating service.


source: AYI via KSL

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76 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Welcome to (i)Phonearena! Bashing Android every time possible!

12. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

what a rubish survey there are tons of cheap android phones which cost under $100 whereas any iphone is expensive. "The survey should have done comparing main android flagships vs iphone" EVEN MY DOG CAN TELL THIS SURVEY IS TOTALLY INVALID

28. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

"Galaxy S III and Galaxy S IV appear to be the most popular smartphones"

43. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Lol so does that mean I am construction worker? rofl

71. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

PhoneArena, that was probably the single worst article I have ever read. Pointless and completely invalid.

45. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

Exactly, these are stupid studies that aim to become famous nothing more. If you compared anything between iphone and android users you will get results but whether they are meaningful is the question, by anything I mean anything like tall, weight, favorate food, favorite colour, shoes size or even whether they wipe their A** or not, but this is meaningless unless there is real connection, ie people use their phone to wipe their sh**

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Anyway this statistics are based only on 13,690 users in United States so it can be far away from global situation. Here is other interesting infographic: "Apple vs Android – an infographic on the rivalry" http://www.computersciencedegreehub.com/apple/ I have send this link to PhoneArena but looks like they for some reasons were not interested.

22. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not only that, but this survey draws from a very small segment of the U.S. population. 83% of iOS users make over $150,000, and 70% of Android users make over $60,000? Both of these income brackets are much higher than the average American single.

30. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

See there's a huge flaw in relying on big data and even big companies (say Google) got ahead of themselves like this one timehttp://pocket.co/s5rvD?cta=1

74. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Definitely that 'very small segment' of the population is contained with rich-a** people who knows nothing about technology and in some way 'educated' because of the amount of dollars their parent has. Well anyway I don't have to say this though... It's OK though.

33. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

another ibais article

68. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

This study must be hiddenly sponsored by apple to create an image that apple users are more likely to be approached and get a date and by using apple they will have an impression of educated and sophisticated people... although reality is this, apple users are called if0ols and infact they are

77. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Android users between 45 and 60...So much for Android being complicated...cant be if older folks are using it. Some of yall are looking at this wrong...I see many positive things about Android in this....lol.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What's the point of this article?

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its just called click bait.

34. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Nothing just to STIR up hate

69. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

this article is such a shame and a completely bias, so this survey tells that iphone users are far way educated, with manners, professional etc. whereas android users are down to earth poor, uneducated, bully and no manners? I know a lot of people (rich, businessman, educated, with bachelor degree) who use flagship android phones like S4, S5 , Note 3 etc. so does it mean they belong on the low class society just because they are using an android phone?

3. papss unregistered

Sounds about right...at least judging the fandroids on here

24. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

You don't have to look very far to see that

78. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"But what's even more interesting is the fact that iPhone aficionados drink and use drugs twice as much as their Android peers." You dont have to look far to see this too....

46. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

IPhones were made for the typical commercial people Like old age pensioners and little kids And for public that wants a phone to pose and show off Apple decided that we will not make midrange or budget phones but a midrange subpar outdated 2 years old phone with a high end price to pay phone They capulated the public the idea worked and apple continues to Serenade

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It's because "iPhone's are cool" and "Android is for nerds"

7. fatTony

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

A typical iPhone user. How are they more educated when this one doesn't know when to use an apostrophe?

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Okay. First of all, I'm not an iPhone user. In fact, I hate iPhone's (mainly because of small low res screens and iOS). Secondly, my whole comment was sarcasm, or what many "cool" people think. And lastly, how did I use them wrong?

41. stealthd unregistered

300+ PPI is not low res

42. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol. PPI has nothing to do with resolution. Have a 1" display and 500x200 resolution would make 538 PPI. So you would call that high res.? iPhone has so "high"(still not even close to bigger 1080p displays) PPI because the display is so freaking small. That also makes you look closer at the display. 1080p display shows a lot more details no mater what the size/PPI is.

50. fatTony

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

And my entire comment was about the misuse of the apostrophe. You should not use an apostrophe in this case because your noun is plural - indicated by "are." Don't get me wrong, I'm not a grammar police or a professor, I'm just someone who paid attention in high school.

67. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Okay then. Nice. But just to let you know I'm Finnish so it's only natural that my English grammar isn't on top. Plus I'll just be going to high school next fall lol.

20. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

and now you've proved the article right

5. fatTony

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

What? Is this a joke? This is stealth marketing at its finest.

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