LA's single, ready-to-mingle professionals just scored a whole new way to work the dating scene. The League, an invite-only app created by Stanford alumni Amanda Bradford, first launched in San Francisco in 2014 and claims to differentiate itself from the pack (Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, etc) by staying ultra-exclusive, private, and doing the "vetting" so you don't have to.
But the app isn't without its share of controversy. Labeled "elitist" by critics (the company prefers the term "elite," thank you very much), The League puts a major focus on your educational background and even pulls info from your LinkedIn page. But Bradford is quick to point out that she designed the service for "Alpha women" like herself and that their merit-based system is not intended to shame anyone. Simply put, it's for professionals seeking those with similar backgrounds, accomplishments, and goals.
The League's Los Angeles draft started at the tail end of April and it will be selecting 3,000 of the 25,000 waitlisted Angelenos. Whether or not you make the cut, you can crash the app's LA launch party on Thursday, May 19th at 8pm at Hollywood hot spot Blind Dragon.