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 cities
The League is currently open to singles in:
• San Francisco
• Washington DC
• San Diego
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 sketch. (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 login 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.
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 a 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.
The League is worth it if you share its essential values. It’s not if you don’t.
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 nowhere is that more evident than on dating sites/apps.
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!)