I mean, I’d give it a shot and see what happens,” said White, who has tried other apps like Tinder.“I always hold a little hope that this is going to be the lucky day and this match is going to be perfect.” For those tired of waiting, there are other options like Be Linked, which has more than 50,000 users in more than 100 counties.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.According to Bradford, the recipe for getting into The League is not “cut and dry”.
Linking online dating apps to Linked In was “a stroke of genius”, according to Rick Nguyen, a 28-year old entrepreneur and co-founder of Spot Trender.That to me is a just as impressive, if not more, than someone who went to Tier 1 university.” That’s not to say The League isn’t exclusive. “Right now I am like No 8,000 out of 100,000,” she told the Guardian. I don’t know.” Unlike White, Nguyen spent just “a couple of days” on the wait list before getting drafted into The League. I was like No 11,000 and I thought: ‘Oh, I guess this isn’t going to happen’,” said Ratcliffe, who lives in East Village in New York City and works in digital entertainment and media.“Then a couple of days later, I got an email saying that I had been approved and I have been on it ever since.He, too, likes that his dating profile on The League looks more professional and that he is able to connect with other hard-working people his age. “We really believe that people know what they want and we let them be picky and have high standards,” Bradford told the Guardian. We don’t see a ton of users doing that – probably about 10% or so do have strong preferences around ethnicity.” According to her, the members will first be showed matches that fit their preferences, “but once they run out of those matches, then we will show them everyone. Ratcliffe said that he did not use the ethnicity filter.
“I think that’s absurd and ridiculous, but as an African American woman in the dating pool, it would be nice to know that someone I was matched with doesn’t not like black girls,” said White.“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.