Whether potential users find that promising enough to go through The League's vetting process, however, remains to be seen.
By design, The League's target demographic is incredibly small -- we're only accepting 10 to 20% of users who sign up.It always plays out the same: I download the app, put up the same profile pic (because I look he loves Nas. If you’re looking for a Harvard man or an Amherst girl, go for Highly Selective. App addicts may cringe about this but I personally liked the idea of reading through each profile versus mindlessly swiping. Well-Traveled: Nearly every guy I saw had travel as an interest in his profile, especially international travel. I’m making matches but the guys aren’t saying anything. I’m messaging and it’s not leading to an actual date. I end up deleting the app and happily use the extra space for more Spotify playlists. Tinder has 50 million users but let’s be honest, how many are guys you’d actually want to share a martini with…and possibly more? I joined the waitlist in last place at #113,364—which is more people than the town I grew up in—but was rushed to the head of the line because, you know, I know people. The almighty app lords put you on a waitlist and review your “application.” Based on your social media resume, it decides whether you’re in or you’re out (word to Heidi Klum). You log in with your Facebook profile, but unlike any apps, The League also asks for your Linked In information. That feeling when your thumb goes numb from all the left-swiping you’ve done on Tinder? General admission is cool but dating apps need a V. The Profile The profile is similar to most apps but there’s a huge focus on education. The League pulls directly from your Linked In and Facebook, which is a hit or a miss, because the Profession listed is not my current position. Search Criteria Input what you’re looking for in a match in Preferences.
As a single girl in New York City and lifestyle writer (with major FOMO issues), I’ve pretty much tried every dating app from Tinder and Happn to Bumble and Hinge. Unlike Tinder, you can actually search by height (6 feet and up please! There’s also the option to be Highly Selective, Selective or indifferent to education.
Founded by Stanford grad Amanda Bradford, The League sets out to match ambitious, interesting professionals in San Francisco and New York City with other ambitious, interesting professionals.
The Matches The League only gives you five matches per day. Once you “like” a profile and he “likes” you back, you can open up a messaging feature and start chatting. Bankers, professors, doctors, guys who work in political think tanks; everyone was career-driven. Education: Plenty of Ivy League men and advanced degrees.
Based on the data the company collected, Android users replied 76 percent more often, ghosted people 63 percent less and converted their online matches to real-life dates 24 percent more than their counterparts on i OS.
Further, the words "relationship" and "soulmate" appeared 11 percent and five percent more, respectively.
Bradford said The League is a mission-driven company that's focused on creating a safe space for users who want an egalitarian relationship or one that doesn't play on traditional gender roles, Bradford said.