If you spend too much time scrolling on TikTok then you’ve probably heard of the trend, the ‘Loyalty Test’. Video creators will go undercover and DM strangers who are in a relationship and if they entertain the conversation, they fail.
But some TikTok creators are now charging a pretty penny for their services – and here's how one lad does it. Take a look below:
Xavier Long, @iceyxavier, has gained over 800,000 views and 5 million likes since June thanks to his booming loyalty test business.
It all began when a random guy slid into his DMs asking if he would message his girlfriend to see if she would pass the loyalty test.
Of course, the video blew up and the rest is history, as Xavier quickly became the go-to loyalty test expert.
So, how much does the 20-year-old earn for his detective work?
He recently told Vice: “I make at least $200 (£145) in a day. If people ask, I charge $10 (£7), but most of the time people say, ‘I got this amount of money, but if she fails, I’ll send you this amount of money.’”
The young entrepreneur admitted that the most he has been paid for one job was an eye-watering $750 (£545) and the girlfriend failed.
But on average, Xavier gets sent around $100 (£73) per person, which has allowed him to quit his 9-5.
He said: “I know within the first week or so I made around $2000 (£1,453) and it was the quickest and easiest way I’ve ever made money.”
I think it’s time for a career change...
He’s a busy man, though, as he revealed he gets over 99 DMs a day from desperate lovesick individuals.
Xavier now goes by ‘the most interesting stories’, as he said: “Sometimes, someone will message and say ‘we've been going out for two years, I want to see if she cheated on me’.
“One dude hit me up like, ‘ayo, test my mom’.
“Some guy wanted me to test his sister, because he was friends with her boyfriend. That's your own blood, and you want to test her?”
After his stint in the business, it seems Xavier has turned into some sort of relationship expert.
When asked why he thinks people take the test, he said: “I feel like some people do it because they want their girlfriend to cheat – they want an easy way out.
He continued: “Another one, they’re thinking of asking her to move in or introducing her to their mum – stuff like that.”
But it’s not all about money for the young lad, who believes he’s ‘helping people’: “I feel like it’s a good thing in a way. Before the money, this is why I started doing this.”