“It used to bother me when we got called elitist, but it doesn’t anymore,” Bradford said. Maybe you went to community college or you dropped out, but then you started a business – that to me, that’s another expression of an ambitious person.
So the reason we have a human review component is to make sure that it’s not elitist.
Data about the app’s founding class shows of those registrants selected to get the ball rolling, 7 percent are University of Pennsylvania grads; 8 percent hold MBAs; 5 percent MDs, and 4 percent JDs. The male-female ratio is 45-55, and the influx of female applicants is pretty much always higher than that of males, Bradford said.
More come from Center City – 12% – than any other section or neighborhood, followed by Manayunk at 10 percent. “We keep it 50-50 inside, but on the waitlist, it’s actually harder to get in as a girl than a guy,” she said.
“Sixty-three percent of people on our New York waitlist are women.” At the end of the day, the basic usage of the app isn’t too different from what people are used to with apps like Tinder or Bumble.
The real differences come in the streamlined information – including content from member’s Linked In profiles – and the concierge, your go-to helper who can give you profile tips and to whom users can report harassment.
"Applicants were selected based on a variety of factors: degree, education institution, professional title (or past professions), industry, number of referrals, and, finally, the number of users inside that fit preferences.
” Secondly is the equal sharing of responsibilities within the couple.As of Monday morning, more than 3,700 people had applied to be part of Raleigh's “founding class”.The average age of an applicant in Raleigh is 27.5 years old, according to information provided by the app’s creators.The League, a mobile-first dating app designed for highly ambitious individuals, encourages men and women to keep their standards high and meet someone "intelligently." The app launches to a hand-selected group of about 500 Raleigh professionals at 12 p.m. “Think of The League as a member’s only club, but one with a killer singles scene,” says The League’s founder and CEO, Amanda Bradford.
“We’re a community for intelligent, ambitious and high-achieving people that are looking for an equal partner." Users must create a profile with six photos, and have the option to edit preferences to find their perfect match.
Perhaps unironically, it was right around the time Tinder released those stats and other discouraging data that Amanda Bradford, CEO and founder of The League, put the wheels in motion for her own app.