The average member of The League is between 27 and 34 years old with the majority working in the tech sector.Even though it is only available in San Francisco, it has seen a 50 percent month over month growth since launching in 2014.But with a reply rate from potential matches at 70 percent, compared to the 3 percent industry standard, Bradford says membership is worth the wait.“The League makes the entire app-dating experience far less overwhelming,” said Brianna Haag, a 30-year-old San Francisco resident who grew frustrated with other dating options.Enter The League, a new app that lets users search a smaller, more select pool of potential dates.With its tagline "for people who hate dating apps, by people who hate dating apps," developer Amanda Bradford believes a small dating pool is the key to success, as opposed to larger dating sites.“Usually the matches are people I very well could have met socially or through friends.” But the app's exclusivity also gives an impression that it’s elitist and caters only to certain people. “The League is simply replicating how people date in real life,” she added.“The League is and always will be a statistically representative sample of the users who have registered for our website." Haag also called the app selective and “a curated community of successful people who you’d be excited to meet over drinks.” Bradford also touted the app's strict security and privacy measures, which are designed to keep memberships secret — no friends, family, or co-workers will know a person is in The League.
"It's designed for people that are ambitious, have high standards about who they date, appreciate efficiency, prefer quality over quantity and brains over brawn," Bradford said.And, unfortunately, quite a few minority students are coming from less affluent households where they may be the first ever to attend college.In this age of online dating, finding the right mate or even just a date has gotten more complicated.But whether or not singles can join right away depends on the current community ratios.
While 10,000 people are members, there are more than a 100,000 people waiting to join, which may not even happen.
“The League essentially reduces the amount of time it takes for me to enter into new relationships and that makes me happy.” Using a complex algorithm, the app scans data from social networking sites like Facebook and Linked In for information like education and work experience.