Once part of The League, its members receive five new matches every day at 5pm – the so-called “happy hour”.
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.
She also felt like she had no idea who the people she was being matched with were.
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.The men know that women they meet in The League are career oriented, intelligent, ambitious and are working just as hard.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.