Online dating sites for young professionals
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.
“A lot of dating sites are trying to distance your professional life and your dating life as if they were two separate things.
But to understand someone fully, I think you need both aspects of them, because as much as we try to say we are not our job, a part of us is our job,” he told the Guardian.
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.
Once part of The League, its members receive five new matches every day at 5pm – the so-called “happy hour”.
Not everyone gets in – only the cream of the crop get the email informing them that they have “been drafted into The League”.
“Users are getting that true sense of who someone is through a highly accountable and trustworthy network.” In addition to Be Linked, there are apps for those looking for an even more niche dating app than The League.
Among them is Luxy, self-described as Tinder without the poor people.
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.
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.