“The media has slammed The League for our ‘exclusive’ model and labeled us an elitist app for trust fund kids and Ivy League grads.These stereotypes make my blood boil and couldn’t be more wrong,” Bradford wrote.You can also link up your Instagram account if you think it gives potential dates a better idea of what you’re all about. Once you’ve signed up, you select a time window when you’re free and then choose what you’d like to do, like ‘coffee’ or ‘drink’ or ‘entertainment’.Nick said: “The OKCupid dates I went on were often the most interesting, with people I could genuinely chat to.” The app is free and, unless you use its ‘quickmatch’ Tinder-style feature, it’s all about browsing lots of profiles and breaking the ice with a message. Sarah said: “The fact you can easily message for free comes with the downside that you might get a fair few unwanted messages.”Now is, as you can maybe guess, all about meeting up right now. This immediacy is refreshing in the murky world of ‘will we ever meet or just awkwardly flirt for weeks before getting bored? Dating blogger told us: “I did a lot of research into online dating and Now is the solution to what I found to be the single biggest complaint of women on Tinder - no more pen pals.”But it turns out that an app designed for instant dating gratification doesn’t always attract those looking for a long-term partner.“You’ll never have to wonder if that Harvard hottie is too good to be true on The League,” according to the app’s website.The League, a dating app that prides itself on selectiveness and requires members to be approved before joining, has traditionally taken expansion pretty slow.These will roll out in batches, with the first three to launch being Philly, Atlanta and Miami in early June.The startup will also be hosting a launch party in each city, which they explained is a good way to show its new members that The League is more than a random app on your phone – and actually has a human and community element behind it.
The idea is you can build an authentic picture of yourself, with answers, photos, details about what you’re reading or listening to and even video. You can like someone’s activities and photos, which reminds us more of Facebook-style interactions, but packaged up within a dating app. It’s got a large user-base and when it comes to success rates, it really divides opinion.
Instead of rolling out nationally on day one like other dating apps have done, they have focused on slowly adding cities to make sure they are the right ones to support the app.
For example, the startup looks at the amount of college educated singles in each city before launching, which they aptly translated into a list of the best cities for aspiring power-couples.
A dating app that’s been called the “Tinder for elites” is coming to Dallas. Dallas is one of 10 cities, including Austin and Houston, where the app is being introduced this summer.
Founder and CEO Amanda Bradford has referred to The League as “a community for high-achieving singles.” She bristles at criticism of The League as catering to the elite crowd and says The League’s “heavily scrutinized admissions-based model” is designed to create a selective community of accomplished, diverse, and influential members.