There was no context to their profiles – just their name and their photo. “I felt like I should just go ahead and create an app that I myself wanted to use and solve all the pain points I had identified on the other apps,” she said. Launched in San Francisco in November 2014, it has since spread to New York and is expected to launch in Los Angeles and London in the coming months.
What makes The League special, according to Bradford, is that it is synced with Linked In and Facebook.
I am not sure what their criteria is for accepting members.” Ratcliffe said he wondered if he would get in – after all, he did not attend an Ivy League college. He adds that he has never heard of people “catfishing” on Linked In, creating a fake online profile to trick people in romantic relationship.
He did attend New York University for his master’s degree. “I think because you have to go on the waitlist, everyone is more serious about dating and about sending messages.” Nguyen, who said his response rate on other apps was about 20% to 30%, said: “On The League, I have got close to a 100% response rate with my matches.” The League also comes with a number of filters that allow members to select their ideal date’s education attainment level, height, age and ethnicity.
It would just be a waste of both of our time if he is racist.” Would she still join The League if she was “drafted” now? I have a little bit of a cynical view on online dating.According to its founder Max Fischer, the app has seen a lot of traction in cities like London, San Francisco and New York.“We are pretty much the only application that ties directly to Linked In and only Linked In,” said Fischer. “The brand of The League is really for these ambitious driven, young professionals that want to date other ambitious, driven young professionals,” explained Amanda Bradford, founder of The League. Instead, young professionals looking for a suitable mate are flocking to apps like The League and syncing their Linked In profile in the hopes that their resumes will help seal the deal and find them someone special.