Bradford became interested in online dating after becoming single following the end of a five-year relationships.
She started her online hunt while finishing her master’s degree in business at Stanford and found she was running into the same problem over and over again.
She had no control over who could view her profile, including potential business connections, bosses and coworkers.
That’s the kind of ethos that we want our community to have.” 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.
Not everyone gets in – only the cream of the crop get the email informing them that they have “been drafted into The League”.
It used to be that if you wanted to meet someone of a certain caliber, you would venture to a particular bar. And you’ll have to be driven to make it into The League – there’s a waiting list 100,000 people long.
There would be a line at the door with a strict doorman and inside would be a collection of beautiful people, all deemed special because they’d made it past the velvet rope. “Our requirements for women are just as rigorous as our requirements for men.
“The brand of The League is really for these ambitious driven, young professionals that want to date other ambitious, driven young professionals,” explained Amanda Bradford, founder of The League. Instead, young professionals looking for a suitable mate are flocking to apps like The League and syncing their Linked In profile in the hopes that their resumes will help seal the deal and find them someone special.Once part of The League, its members receive five new matches every day at 5pm – the so-called “happy hour”.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.“A lot of dating sites are trying to distance your professional life and your dating life as if they were two separate things.But to understand someone fully, I think you need both aspects of them, because as much as we try to say we are not our job, a part of us is our job,” he told the Guardian.