As of this writing, 9,568 Philadelphians are registered for The League.
Of those, 2,001 will join the ranks as the app’s “founding class” when it goes live, and everyone else will be left waiting in line for their turns.
Appearance People say that you need to date in your league but what they often mean is that you can’t expect to date someone who’s more attractive than you. You don’t need to date someone who is in the same league of attractiveness as you.
A very attractive person can have a perfectly good relationship with an unattractive person as long as they are in the same league in other ways.
You won’t be accepted with a keg stand action shot, Bradford explained.
She offered one last defense of the process: Statistics show that people tend to meet their spouse at school or at work, and The League is simply mirroring this model in a curated online environment.
This distinction is the key to finding a relationship that lasts.
After the end of a long-term relationship and some false starts using apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid, Bradford took matters into her own hands to find a date that had a good job, a good education, and who also wanted a partner just as successful in her own right.
An estimated 500,000 hopefuls worldwide are currently waiting to be admitted, and as of this week, 9,568 people in the Philly area have casted a request for entry. According the startup’s founder Amanda Bradford, dating apps tend to fall short for successful singles, and they’re clamoring for a fresh option. “Online dating has typically not been great, especially for women who receive offensive messages and photos,” Bradford told me. “There are so many profiles that people clearly haven’t put a lot of time or effort into, and on certain apps, people just joke around and make fun of the process,” she said, “so I wanted to mitigate these kinds of behaviors from the beginning and build a community from the ground up.” And Bradford candidly owned up to the marginal stalking most of us do before linking up with a match in real life.
“We’re doing online social media research about our matches on Twitter, Linked In and Facebook.
Like in most major cities, the use of apps like Tinder among singles in Philadelphia is poised particularly toward the hook-up culture and fosters far more male users than women.
The prospects, at least for women, don’t sound great either: A report from the New York Times in 2014 said women are likely to “swipe right” only 14 percent of the time – as opposed to 46 percent of men.
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People use this expression to make immature comparisons between people, and the suggestion is always that some people make better catches than others because they’re more attractive.