Well, our wonderful City of Cleveland is among six Cities debuting a new dating app for driven people.
A new dating app, called “The League” is looking to connect well educated men and women in the area who are looking for matches who possess the same qualities. A first year law student named Emily Davis was one of the first “picks” of the 500 people in the Cleveland area who are currently on the app. She was given five matches (potential dates) when the application launched in the area on Tuesday.
She was initially matched up with a man who was attending the same University who described himself as a “British Texan.” Davis was pleased, and quoted saying “He’s a bit of a nerd. It’s kinda cute.”
Quote Source: Cleveland.com
In order for the pair to ever meet up will be decided on if she chooses to send him a “heart” using the app. If she does, and he replies back with the same action, they will be able to get in touch. Unlike many of the adult dating apps, there is not a function that allows people to make simple swipes left and right to qualify or disqualify potential matches.
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The initial test subjects of the dating app are 500 local singles who were chosen from a list of over 3,000. Each person was able to gain full access to the League dating app and obtain their potential dates chosen by the app’s internal algorithm.
On a daily basis each member of the League will get profiles of 2 to 3 potential matches on their phone. Each person is a career oriented professional, according to the curated, mobile based app. If the person sends a heart to a match, and it’s returned with a heart as well, a function opens up that allows the two people to chat and talk about going out. (The popular swipe dating app Tinder works the same way.)
Each passing week will mean more people are added to the League dating pool. While you don’t have to be a boss – err – CEO – to become a member, they do look for “driven people.” The education range on the member pool ranges from advanced degrees to even MBA’s.
People who have shared experiences of using the League have mentioned they are under the impression that the app is for people serious about dating, unlike Tinder, Bumble, and other apps who may just be geared for sexual encounters and good, clean, or dirty – fun.
The CEO and Founder is Amanda Bradford, who attended Stanford University and came up with the idea in 2014.
After Bradford ended a long term relationship of her own, she entered the dating world. She wasn’t happy with the lack of filtering on other dating apps that were in the market.
She also noted that men “didn’t share my same drive to achieve, level of intellect, or desire to be in a relationship where our careers and social lives were of equal importance.”
With over a million people on the wait list in 30 U.S. Cities, the company hasn’t announced how many people are using the app. Cleveland was one of the six Cities allowed to debut the app.
The members are curated, meaning that the app can make sure there is a solid ratio of men to women at all times, and it also helps echo the racial traits each City maintains as well, giving it a real feel of what’s in the City.
The app is free to download in both the Google Store and on iOS, and a paid membership will allow users to view more profiles daily and also join up with company events. A membership will run $59 monthly or $250 for a full year of access.
A Staff member will evaluate your profile while you are on the wait list. If you aren’t accepted, unfortunately you’ll be in the waiting area for an indefinite amount of time.
Vetting is done through profile pics, Facebook, and even Linked IN. This is perhaps the most thoroughly vetted application in dating.