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.But we are going to be expecting you to have accomplished something in your professional career to compensate for that. “We don’t plan to grow that number until we have the product,” said Bradford. Daniel Ratcliffe, 25, also did not have to wait too long before making it into The League.Maybe you didn’t go to Oxford, but you started a non-profit to help underprivileged children in Africa and you’ve run that company from the ground-up. Krista White, 23, lives in Silicon Valley, California and works in public relations. She has been on the waitlist for The League since February. “When you first sign up for it, it puts you on a waitlist.“It’s really problematic, but I would want to know if someone is not into me for that reason because that’s definitely not someone I would want to talk to.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.This way the app can ensure your profile is not visible to your professional connections, while at the same time giving potential matches a better idea of who you are as a person based on your education and professional experience.
She also felt like she had no idea who the people she was being matched with were.
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 mean, I’d give it a shot and see what happens,” said White, who has tried other apps like Tinder.
“I always hold a little hope that this is going to be the lucky day and this match is going to be perfect.” For those tired of waiting, there are other options like Be Linked, which has more than 50,000 users in more than 100 counties.