Tunde: I'm going to give you a cliché answer and say we don't have a typical member, but what I will say is in terms of background most of our members have a college degree from a great college either in the states, UK or back home on the continent.
If you find someone there that's a new friend or a love interest that's great, but you could also go on the site and find someone as well. Tunde: I founded the website with my co-founder Yaw who was my classmate in business school.Some say that more races are approachable than other races or there's nothing against black women or black men but sometimes we just want to try something different. The outcome of the conversation was that it can happen in a relationship but the key thing is communication.We may start out thinking the discussion may start one way but then things come up that we can all learn from. What seems to happen is people go into relationships with certain expectations and then for whatever reason they're not communicating as frequently.Specifically, we have a bunch of Ethiopians on the site.What's also cool is when you delve deeper, there's a bigger mix with Africans in New York, D. Lande: And are people finding love across the pond? Meaning that people are finding people close to them in their city and I think that's been helped by the events that we've been having.What directions do these talks go in, specifically the ones about the interracial dating?
Tunde: We started Pillow Talk because we found that when it comes to relationship questions men and women for whatever reason don't seem to give honest answers to one another face to face. So we decided to let people ask a question and have people give anonymous answers.
These are awesome people too -- great backgrounds, very eloquent, attractive but for whatever reason they could not find someone to date.
And we found that amongst Africans it's a bigger problem because you are far from home -- you are in a different city and still want to connect with other Africans but there is nothing bringing you together.
Everyone is open to discuss certain topics like interracial dating or infidelity.
We often get calls and emails from men saying, "Hey, that was an interesting point that I saw on pillow talk." Lande: So tell me about how these Pillow Talks unfold.
We thought, why not have something that can be a platform to connect Africans regardless of location?