What’s “The League” Dating App Really Like? Worth the Wait? [REVIEW]

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The League dating app review

So what’s the deal with The League dating app?

Is The League really any better than Tinder? Worth sticking it out the waitlist to get in?

We scoured the internet for information and reviews so you don’t have to.

Here’s everything you need to know.

The League dating app homepage and app

The League dating app cities

The League is currently open to singles in over 30+ cities; here’s their top 10:

• San Francisco
• LA
• Chicago
• Boston
• Washington DC
• London
• Dallas
• Philadelphia
• Miami

+ Seeking international love? The League dating app also operates in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. 🌎

How good do I have to be to get in?

A lot of people have questions about The League dating app requirements.

According to CEO, Amanda Bradford, the app was designed to appeal to people who value “ambition and intelligence above everything else.” So you want to exude these two things. Some pointers:

1. Give your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles a once-over before applying. Sometimes small changes make a huge difference, fast. Like if your FB profile pic has you in your zombie Halloween costume? Revert to whatever it was before.

Make sure your LinkedIn headline is current. Make sure the title you use makes sense to someone outside your company.

2. When applying, never leave your “About Me” blank. Talk about where you are in your life and where you want to go. (Read: smarts, ambition/vision/motivation/passion.)

3. Have good pics (!!!). The League CEO defines these as “clear, crisp photos showing a well-rounded life.”

Reasons The League is better than Tinder [PROS]

• Obviously, potential dates on The League come vetted. They’re more professionally minded than your average person. You’re not likely to encounter bots or anyone too sketchy. (Arrogant, maybe, but those guys are on Tinder too, unfortunately.)

• The timing of the app is easy to remember and act on. You get your matches every day at happy hour — 5pm.

• Unlike Tinder, The League equips you to filter matches to your heart’s content: by distance, age, height, ethnicity, religion, education, etc.

• The League filters out Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections. It is their way of saying, “That awkwardness needed to die.” And for that, they deserve a thank you.

• The League doesn’t like flakiness, so users who don’t log in for a long time or consistently don’t respond to matches get kicked out. (They have to pay a $25 “re-admit fee” if they decide to join up again.) So essentially: the app is doing the best it can to not waste your time.

• They offer exciting singles events- like League Live every Sunday at 8pm, where users go on 3 dates in 9 minutes! How’s that for speed dating?

Reasons The League is kinda “meh” [CONS]

• Some people stay on the waitlist for months and months. Waiting sucks.

• The anti-flakiness rules apply to you, too. So if you go inactive for a long time, don’t heart anyone, or consistently ignore messages, you run the risk of losing your spot on the app.

• The League gives you just a handful of matches per day (potentially even fewer if your settings are really strict). 3-6 seems to be the norm. A lot of users say they’d prefer more.

• Many reviewers have noted that users of The League, while willing to meet, don’t seem to be quite as chatty in-app as on Tinder. But this could easily be a pro or con, depending on your perspective.

Overall takeaway

The League is worth it if you share its essential values. It’s not if you don’t.

Do you value ambition in a partner? Intelligence and/or excellence in a subject of their interest? Then by golly, you’re going to like this app.

Got it? Good. Now if you want in, let’s get you in

Before you apply to The League, test your Facebook and LinkedIn pics on Photofeeler to make sure they are 👌.

Studies show that people are terrible at picking flattering photos of themselves. And with a dating interface as properly vetted as The League, let’s get your photos up to par!

Photofeeler tells you how you’re coming across in pics. That way, you only use your best ones. (And you might be shocked at which ones those are!)

Go to Photofeeler.com now and give it a try!