New York Joins The League!

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5 Reasons NYC Dating Just Got Better….

  1. 50:50 RATIO: The guy:girl ratio inside The League is always 50:50. Yes, this is unlike the streets of New York (sorry guys!), but better than everywhere else in the world.
  2. NO FIXER UPPERS: We know you’re busy building your empire and you don’t have time to deal with the BS found on those other apps. The girls & guys on The League could all be presented to the ‘rents without flinching, we promise. Our concierges have no qualms about kicking bad apples out either (there are other apps for them).
  3. SKIP THE VETTING: Remember last time you talked to that dude/chick in the bar for a full hour before they told you they were [18/backpacking from Sydney/living on their parent’s couch/commuting from White Plains]? We do all that dirty work for you. Heavy petting > heavy vetting, as we like to say.
  4. ELIMINATE THE SWIPE STRUGGLE: We block you from your coworkers and Facebook friends so you don’t have to face awkward ‘do-I-swipe-right-or-left’ work etiquette dilemmas.
  5. OFFLINE > ONLINE: We’re 100% aware we are a dating app, but that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in throwing kick-ass parties regularly for our League Allstars to meet. You claim you’re ‘better offline’? Prove it.

Yes, we’re still beta and no, the app is NOT bug-free by any means, but we want to make sure we are building an app that works for the super-weird-yet-awesome New York dating scene, so we didn’t want to hold out on NYC any longer. We’ll be very slowly drafting people into The League so please be patient, report bugs, and let us know what critical feedback & suggestions you have so we can incorporate it into the next release! Your comments dictate our roadmap, and we know you New Yorkers know how to speak up.

Want to get in faster? Follow our profile tips (e.g. skip the duckface selfies!), invite friends via the button in the app and follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.

New York, welcome to The League!

#theleague #theleaguenyc #getmeoffTinder

10 Things That Are #SoNotLeague

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  1. BABY MANIAC: How do you politely tell someone to delete 5 out of 6 photos that show off their kid? We know you have your own identity in there somewhere….
  2. THE HOTTER FRIEND: Get your hotter friend out of your photos. Trust us, it’s for your own good.
  3. OBSESSED WITH EX: We know you don’t take a lot of photos, but you need to get your ex out. Or are you creeping?
  4. MARRIAGE EQUALITY ENTHUSIAST: We ALL put that red image up on Facebook as one of our photos too, so let’s not waste valuable photo real estate preaching to the angels.
  5. TALL WHITE SUNGLASSES DUDE: Just because you’re tall with a fancy education doesn’t mean you aren’t required to show us your face. Benched.
  6. CHILDHOOD STAR: We were all cute as kids. Then you grow up. Get over it and show us what you look like.
  7. PUPPY LOVER: Puppies are cute. Again, nothing to see here unless you’re in it.
  8. THE INSULTING TEXTER: Guy’s opener is to ask girl if she has cats because she seems like the type to have tons of cats. Expire. Now. And yes, she told her concierge. #onwatch
  9. THE GHOSTER: He whines to concierge about always having to send the first message / she whines to concierge that no guys message, then they don’t respond when they get ’em. #SoNotLeague.
  10. THE STRIKEOUT: Guy tells girl he’s single. Turns out he’s newly separated and looking to rebound. Cut to scene where girl storms out and concierge is asked to step in. Yes, real life adventures at The League.

Want to be #SoLeague instead? Check out Chapter 1: Getting Drafted and Chapter 2: Getting off the Bench.

Big Apple here we come!

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We’re excited to announce that the New York has won the League wait-list battle (and yes, we adjusted for overall population). We wouldn’t expect any less from our type-A city slickers.

When Will NYC Go Live?

The League is for people with high standards, and we all know New Yorkers have the highest of them all. We’re getting everything together so we can give New York the best possible (and bug free!) experience, so stay tuned for launch in Spring 2015.

Not a New Yorker?

Hey, nobody’s perfect (kidding). Your city could be next. Refer friends in your area – we’ll roll out next wherever we’re wanted most. We promise it will be worth the wait!

Live in NYC & Want Early Access?

Apply below to be part of our closed New York beta group and you’ll get early access in the next few weeks. We’ll expect beta users to report bugs, offer feedback and suggestions, try out new features…and not be a hater if things don’t always work as expected. As a founding member of The League NYC, you’ll forever be invited to cool events we throw, and, best of all, you’ll get to help us build an awesome product and a high-caliber community at the same time.

Need Profile Help?

Check out our profile tips to make sure you aren’t making rookie mistakes (hey, we get it – mobile dating is new to most of us!).

 

Who says you can’t celebrate 2 months in?

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Today, I’m thrilled to announce that The League has raised $2.1M from an incredible mix of angel investors and venture capital firms that believe The League can finally make online dating ‘work’ for our generation. This money has been raised so we can give you, our users, exactly what you’ve been asking for: more features, more events, more singles and more cities.

Just two months ago we launched The League in private beta to just 1,000 Bay Area singles who were frustrated with the current dating channels out there and eager to help us build something better. Watching The League grow into a dynamic, close-knit community that now has thousands of ambitious, driven singles that are actually meeting up in person (gasp!) has been exciting, rewarding…and pretty freaking cool. Since November we’ve made more than 20,000 matches and have 19 ‘confirmed’ relationships!

None of this would have been possible without you, our early users! I want to thank you so much for taking the extra time out of your day to give us feedback, report bugs, and refer your friends to get onboard this wild beta ride. Keep the feedback coming – we have a lot of work ahead but the fun is just beginning!

Want to help us build a dating app that you and your friends love? We’re hiring! Check out our jobs and drop us a note if you’re interested in learning more!

Amanda
Founder & CEO
#getmeoffTinder

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The League launches in private beta!

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We’re excited to announce that The League has officially launched in private beta in San Francisco! Call us aspirational, but we really believe a new era of dating is finally here and that apps like The League will become the main way people meet going forward. Our goal is to grow our dating app into a community and brand that individuals across the world can trust to help them meet and connect with other like-minded people.

Context

We designed The League to cater to the needs of all of us crazy-busy, hard-working city peeps who want to date & meet new, awesome, compatible people without all the hassle that comes with other dating apps today. We believe dating is more than a game of “hot or not,” which is why we give more context about each person right up front. We display info from both Facebook and LinkedIn alongside the pictures, so that when you match it’s with someone you may actually want to meet in person! Imagine that.

Privacy

As we move to a world where everything and everyone is mobile and online, the separation between work & personal life has started to get dangerously blurry. With all the social graphs at our disposal today, we can eliminate those awkward scenarios. We require both Facebook and LinkedIn to protect your privacy and block you from your coworkers, business connections and Facebook friends.

Community

“My last two relationships were with people I met through college & work. It’s clear that being part of a community full of ambitious, motivated people provides a common bond that allows two people to instantly connect. Our goal with The League is to replicate that same feeling and create a community of passionate and driven people who, while they may be working towards wildly different goals, feel that instant connection.”

– Amanda Bradford, Founder of The League


We’ll be slowly pulling people in off the waitlist over the next few weeks as we build out our brand new community. We are prioritizing our next city roll-out based on user signups, so get your friends to register (bit.ly/getmeoffTinder) so we can launch in your city next!

If you’re social, well-connected and know how to throw kick-ass parties in your city, we’d love to have you help us out as a ‘Scout’ for your city. Please drop us a note at contact@theleagueapp.co (include your city).