It used to be that if you wanted to meet someone of a certain caliber, you would venture to a particular bar. And you’ll have to be driven to make it into The League – there’s a waiting list 100,000 people long.There would be a line at the door with a strict doorman and inside would be a collection of beautiful people, all deemed special because they’d made it past the velvet rope. “Our requirements for women are just as rigorous as our requirements for men.According to its founder Max Fischer, the app has seen a lot of traction in cities like London, San Francisco and New York.
He, too, likes that his dating profile on The League looks more professional and that he is able to connect with other hard-working people his age. “We really believe that people know what they want and we let them be picky and have high standards,” Bradford told the Guardian. We don’t see a ton of users doing that – probably about 10% or so do have strong preferences around ethnicity.” According to her, the members will first be showed matches that fit their preferences, “but once they run out of those matches, then we will show them everyone. Ratcliffe said that he did not use the ethnicity filter.
“I think that’s absurd and ridiculous, but as an African American woman in the dating pool, it would be nice to know that someone I was matched with doesn’t not like black girls,” said White.
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.
That to me is a just as impressive, if not more, than someone who went to Tier 1 university.” That’s not to say The League isn’t exclusive. “Right now I am like No 8,000 out of 100,000,” she told the Guardian. I don’t know.” Unlike White, Nguyen spent just “a couple of days” on the wait list before getting drafted into The League. I was like No 11,000 and I thought: ‘Oh, I guess this isn’t going to happen’,” said Ratcliffe, who lives in East Village in New York City and works in digital entertainment and media.
“Then a couple of days later, I got an email saying that I had been approved and I have been on it ever since.
Bradford hopes the dating pool represents many different industries. We don’t want everyone that’s an MBA or a doctor,” she told the Guardian.
According to Bradford, the recipe for getting into The League is not “cut and dry”.
Bradford became interested in online dating after becoming single following the end of a five-year relationships.