I t used to be that if you wanted to meet someone of a certain caliber, you would venture to a particular bar. Who has time for all that swiping? Instead, young professionals looking for a suitable mate are flocking to apps like The League and syncing their LinkedIn profile in the hopes that their resumes will help seal the deal and find them someone special.
The men know that women they meet in The League are career oriented, intelligent, ambitious and are working just as hard. The League has been described as Tinder for the elites.
In order to join, potential users are screened and selected based on their education and professional history. Bradford became interested in online dating after becoming single following the end of a five-year relationship. She had no control over who could view her profile, including potential business connections, bosses and coworkers.
She also felt like she had no idea who the people she was being matched with were. There was no context to their profiles — just their name and their photo. And so, The League was born. This way the app can ensure your profile is not visible to your professional while at the same time giving potential matches a better idea of who you are as a person based on your education and professional experience.
Bradford hopes the dating pool represents many different industries. The main thing is you have to bring something special to the table.