Top 5 Cheesiest Openers

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Over the past week, The League partnered with Netflix to market the release of SET IT UP! As part of the campaign, the main characters from the movie, Harper and Charlie, subbed in as Guest Concierges! They collected clever openers from League users, and after much deliberation, picked the top 5! Check out the winners below. Did yours make the list?

 

Dating Tips for Single Dads

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We all know dating with a busy schedule can be tough! Between a demanding job, an active social life and a solid workout regimen it can be challenging to fit in that League date. Imagine doing all that plus picking up the kids from school, dropping them off at soccer practice, and maintaining your status as ‘the cool dad.’

In honor of Father’s Day we decided to put together our top 5 dating tips for single dads sourced directly from the experts– single dads on The League!

Always Mention that you have Children in your About Me: Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy! Including the fact that you have children will not only help show who is really #1 in your life but will also help disqualify those who aren’t ready for your ever-changing schedule or to be someone’s step\parent!

Adjust your Expectations: In dating, we all have specific deal makers breakers. When you have a child, it’s important to de-prioritize your picky preferences in the name of finding someone who loves your child as much as they love you!

Scheduling is Key: Having a child can be very impactful on your schedule so when you’re interested in going on a date with someone, ask about their availability up front! Be sure to build dating into your schedule! You deserve a great date which won’t happen unless you set time aside to put yourself out there!

Remember Corny ‘Dad Jokes’ are in A silly and punny opener is always a great way to break the ice! Need inspiration? Just watch out for our Happy Hour push notifications!

Have Photos WITH your Kids, not OF your Kids: Your kid is cute and all, but if you’re thinking this will get you more ‘Hearts’ you’re wrong. Show off your cutest matching Yankees outfits or summer time swim shorts

While you’re in the process of putting these tips into action, check out these fatherly stats:

 

#LEAGUEPRIDE

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In celebration of Pride month we’re throwing a competition to select and honor some of our most Leagueworthy LGBTQ+ users! With all of the ambitious and successful individuals on The League this is going to be a tricky task — which is why we need your help!  By June 15th nominate yourself or a friend by texting your Concierge #LeaguePride followed by a short description of why one of you deserve to be crowned one of our most Leagueworthy LGBTQ+ users! Time to polish up the profile!

Winners will not only receive a Pride box — filled to the brim with awesome League swag –but will also have their Profile Boosted throughout the rest of Pride Month! Plus, they’ll be featured on The League’s Instagram!

While you’re brainstorming about why you or your friend should be selected, check out these League LGBTQ+ community stats:

 

STATS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR MOM PROUD

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STATS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR MOTHER PROUD! 

At The League, we’re in the business of finding you potential dates that would make your mom proud. Awesome degree? Check! Cool career? Check! In honor of Mother’s Day we asked our Data Scientists to crunch the numbers behind how including a photo with your Mom affects profile performance. Let’s just say the results will be reason enough to demand a photoshoot at this year’s Mother’s Day brunch!

Users with a photo with their mom have a higher Match rate than those without

Yup, that’s right! Our data team found that users who have at least one photo with their mama have a 7% higher Match rate than those without and of those, 55% of them were men. So while you’re sitting at your Mother’s Day brunch make your mom and all your future potential Matches happy and take that family photoshoot your mom has been talking about for years. When uploading your newest picture, be sure to remember:

  • Photos of you and your mom at graduation are a great addition to your profile as long as your graduation wasn’t more than three years ago.
  • Selfies with your mom… are still selfies and not advised.
  • Try adding a picture of you and your mom participating in a shared hobby. Do you and your mom jet ski together or parasail? If not, a simple hiking or cooking shot will do just fine.
  • Got any fun holiday photos of you and your mom in holiday jammies? Out of all the ‘mom pics’ those saw the highest engagement.

Upload a picture with you and mom and message your Concierge #IMWITHMOM, to get a complimentary League Ticket! This will only be valid until Friday and you will see the League Ticket on your account within 24 hours.

Happy Mother’s Day.

U BY UNIWORLD SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Stylish wealthy friends having fun on a luxury yacht

It’s the end of summer. You’re in Paris. On a yacht-boutique-hotel. There’s the Eiffel Tower set against a breathtaking sunset. Wake up to morning yoga. Followed by artisanal coffee. A week of meals with the finest farm-to-table spread. An all-day-long open bar. Included excursions at each destination. You’re surrounded by smart and interesting people. Most of whom are easy-on-the-eyes. You’ll be in one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Your non-single friends are envious.

No one in your office is actually working in August anyway. You deserve to indulge. You won’t have to open your League app once because all the most important people will be there. You have seven days to escape. A chance to fall in love at the Louvre. Life. Is. Good.

 

SCHEDULE

Once booked, guests will receive a more detailed cruise schedule. Throughout the week we’ll also have included onboard activities like yoga, a wine + paint class (with focus on Impressionism) and a mixology class.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10: WELCOME

For any early arrivals, The League will have a happy hour planned

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11: PARIS

  • Welcome Party & Dinner
  • Paris: Shines Bright at Night “The City of Light” shines brightest at night. Discover Paris in her evening dress with a walk under the bridges along the trendy and alluring Seine bank. From the Granelle bridge, take the steps down to the island and check out the Statue of Liberty. Continue on the Alée des Cygnes and catch a glimpse of the metro on the viaduct. Complete your sensual stroll with pictures at the Eiffel Tower (it sparkles at midnight) and continue your shining evening bar crawling the trendiest bars of the Latin Quarter.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 12: CONFLANS SAINTE HONORINE

  • Dance & Drink under the stars

OPTIONAL:

  • Van Gogh Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in the quaint village of Auvers-sur-Oise,  where the artist spent the final months of his life in the late 1800s
  • The Pride of Versailles Get  a taste  of life as  a monarch on  a tour of France’s  esteemed Palace of Versailles.  The principal residence of every  French king from Louis XIV to Louis  XVI, it stands today as a UNESCO World  Heritage Site and one of the greatest artistic  achievements of the 17th century.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 13: ROUEN

  • The Best of Rouen Grocery shopping like you’ve never done it before – we’ll follow a chef through Rouen, a city known for its hundreds of bell towers and iconic art installations. Roam medieval streets lined with half-timbered houses and slated roofs constructed during William the Conqueror’s rule. Make our way to the town farmer’s market, built where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and hand-select ingredients for dinner. The fish, butter and cream are the healthiest and freshest in the region.
  • Cycle Rouen Cycle through the town and marvel at the architecture and idyllic scenery of this historic town. Bike along the Seine riverbanks and follow the path to Old Rouen to observe colorful Renaissance-era and gothic-style buildings. Continue along the path and visit the historic l’Aître Saint-Maclou cemetery, and ride along the Robec to discover the remains of the 60 mills built along the river.
  • Old City Bar Crawl Join a dialed-in local expert for a curated look at the city’s lively nightlife scene, stopping for drinks at memorable bars in Rouen’s atmospheric historic quarter.  DJ Night Optional: Normandy Beaches

OPTIONAL:

  • Normandy Beaches Travel  back in time  to June 6, 1944,  when the Allied forces  launched their D-Day invasion  of Normandy. You’ll visit historic  beaches and stop at the American Cemetery  for a special memorial ceremony. Later, get  an up-close gander at the centuries-old (and incredibly  long) Bayeux Tapestry.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14: CAUDEBEC EN CAUX

  • Honfleur Wander Ports don’t come any prettier than Honfleur, a seaside French town where the Seine meets the English Channel with back alleys and art studios that spawned Impressionism. Make your way through the different sides of the Vieux Bassin, each with a unique charm.   

OPTIONAL:

  • Cliffs of Étretat The  windswept  cliffs of Étretat,  part of France’s famous  Alabaster Coast, offer dramatic  views that will literally take your  breath away. Spend some time today walking  the footpath atop the cliffs and along the beautiful  beach below.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15: VERNON & LES ANDELYS

  • Seine Side Bike Ride A 5-mile bike ride in heritage-rich Vernon, a French commune with a famous old mill, Château des Tourelles and picturesque marina. Then it’s off to Giverny, an artist’s village set against the hills, for beautiful greenery and storybook views.

OPTIONAL:

  • Kayak the Seine Leave  the real  world far behind  as you kayak along  the beautiful and tranquil  Seine River with an expert guide
  • Monet’s Gardens Impressionist  master Claude Monet  lived in Giverny for  40 years, and his iconic  ponds and lush flower gardens  inspired some of his best-known  work.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 16: PARIS

  • Parisian Waterways Make the most of every moment with Vedettes De Paris tickets. Check out all the must-see spots, including the Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum, Latin Quarter at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, National Assembly and the Louvre.
  • Bike Tour Along the Seine A two-wheeled tour is a great way to get your bearings in the City of Light. Trace the left river bank from the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral to the world-famous Eiffel Tower along Paris’ new urban biking trails. Highlights along the way include exploring the pristine Tuileries Gardens, riding around Île de la Cité and crossing through the Musée du Louvre for a “touch the pyramid” photo op.

OPTIONAL:

  • Lady Marmalade Experience  dinner and a  show at the world-famous  Moulin Rouge, immortalized in  paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec and  synonymous with high-spirited music  and can-can dancers. If you love feathers  and sequins, this is an evening you’ll never  forget.
  • The Louvre The  Louvre  is one of  the world’s largest  and most famous museums,  as well as one of the most  overwhelming. Enjoy walking inside  the Jardin des Tuileries with your  own local expert. Avoid option paralysis  with a guided highlights tour
  • Retro Bike Tour Ste-Germain-des-Pres Discover  the best parts  of France on this  dazzling bike tour. Pass  through the Eiffel Tower, and  marvel at the work of well-known  architects Gilles-Marie Oppenord and  Giovanni Servandoni in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17: PARIS

  • Parisian Waterways Another opportunity (if you missed it the day prior) to make the most of every moment with Vedettes De Paris tickets. Check out all the must-see spots, including the Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum, Latin Quarter at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, National Assembly and the Louvre.
  • Parisian Rooftops The rooftops of Paris have been a muse for countless artists and writers. Enjoy spectacular birds-eye views of the city on this one-of-a-kind tour.

OPTIONAL:

  • Parisian Cuisine The  City of  Light is also  a city for serious  foodies. Your expert guide  will take you to some of the  best specialty food shops in trendy  Montmartre, where you can taste delicious  artisan breads, cheeses, wine, chocolate and  more. Bon appétit!
  • Street Art Walk Embark  on a unique  walking tour of  the 13th Arrondissement  with a local street art  guide tour, a colorful introduction  to graffiti and street art in this socially  and ethnically diverse Parisian neighborhood. Become  completely immersed in the local culture as you follow  a Parisian artist who will demonstrate the fundamentals of  creating your own fresco on a wall.
  • Paris Catacombs Take  a fascinating  tour of the renowned  underground ossuary of Paris.  Part of a tunnel network build  to consolidate Paris’ ancient stone  mines, this historic tunnel holds the  remains of more than six million people.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18: PARIS

  • Disembark + Departures

 

If you’re interested in attending, message your Concierge #TAKEMETOFRANCE in the app for details on how to apply!

 

LEAGUE SUPERLATIVES

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Ever wondered about your Alma Mater’s League GPA?? Just in time for Graduation season our data team pulled some stats around which college scores best on The League (literally and figuratively ?). Check out our Senior Superlatives and see if your school made our Dean’s List. ?

NEED A GRADUATION GIFT?

Nothing says conGRADulations or welcome to the ‘real world of dating’ like a League Membership! 
From now until June 1st you can purchase a $99 1-Month Membership for a new grad by texting #GRADGIFT to your Concierge.  They will send you a special gifting link which, upon receipt, will prompt you for account name to be credited the Membership and a short note that you would like to include.  Your surprised friend will get an email and an in-app message from their Concierge notifying them of your very clever graduation gift.

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!
Not only are you gifting a 1-Month Membership, but if the recipient wants to remain a Member after the month they can unlock our special recent-grad Membership pricing of $59 per month.

WELCOME CLEVELAND, COLUMBUS, INDIANAPOLIS, KANSAS CITY, SALT LAKE CITY & ST. LOUIS INTO THE BIG LEAGUES ?

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WELCOME YOUR CLEVELAND, COLUMBUS, INDIANAPOLIS, KANSAS CITY, SALT LAKE CITY & ST. LOUIS FRIENDS INTO THE BIG LEAGUES:  We’re so excited to announce that as of today we’re officially live in 36 cities. 

DOUBLING OUR SIZE IN 2018: We launched 23 cities in 2017 but in typical League fashion, we’re the competitive type and want to make sure we surpass that number this year for a new 2018 record! Care to place a bet? How many cities do you think The League can launch this year?

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HOW TO UP YOUR LEAGUE PROFILE GAME!

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iphonex_allison_resized-01_1024On Making One’s Profile #Leagueworthy…

PHOTOS – Your photos are your first impression to your Potential Match, so choose wisely! Here are some quick tips:  If you don’t have a kid, don’t put pictures with a kid. It’s just confusing. Don’t put your ex in your photos. No selfies. No exceptions Show 1-2 full body shots. Clear face photo. Take off the sunglasses. No group shots unless we can still clearly see you. Have a friend hotter than you? Don’t put them in your photos. The people in here are busy and don’t have time to waste hunting down what you really look like on Facebook. You’re going to meet your Matches in-person eventually so they will find out what you actually look like!

ABOUT ME We put a character limit on this because Leaguers don’t have time to read novels. They’re busy.

INTERESTS We pull some stuff from Facebook to get you started, but have fun with this one. Make sure to list interests that are unique and specific to you– rather than saying “watching TV”, list the show you’re currently binging! Instead of saying that you love Football, list your favorite team! These specific details will help you stand out from the rest of the pack because (news flash) everyone and their mother loves hiking and brunch!

EDUCATION & PROFESSION We pull this from LinkedIn, so edit it there to make sure your deets are up to date! You’d be surprised how many Waitlisters forget to fill out this section altogether!

PREFERENCES If you’re only trying to date 6’4″ people within 1 mile from you, then your wait will be a lot longer. Also, once you’re in, the number of people who will see you is much smaller and your Match Rate will be low. Bear in mind our Drafting team does the vetting for you, so even if you widen your preferences a bit you can feel confident that every Potential Match you’ll see is great!

ENDORSEMENTS Members only clubs are way more fun with friends…trust us! Know someone totally #Leagueworthy? Be sure to send them an Endorsement via Settings! You’ll receive 1 complimentary League ticket for every friend that uses your specific Endorsement link to download The League and create their profile!  

(ONCE YOU’RE IN) PRESENCE Log in regularly so we can learn your taste. The more people you ‘Heart’, the more Matches you will have. It also helps the algorithm learn your preferences. The matching logic prioritizes users who are logging in regularly over users who aren’t, and non-Flaky users over Flaky users.

Okay now that you know what you’re doing, get out there and show us what you got!

 

IT’S COMPLICATED PODCAST W/ THE LEAGUE’S CEO & FOUNDER!

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It’s Complicated dives into the oh-so-complicated world of dating and relationships with funny anecdotes, opinions, guests and games.  While celebrating their antics, sometimes with a mimosa or two, Jennifer and Lauren cheers to what they’ve learned and are still learning…one adult beverage at a time. It’s Complicated is a guilty pleasure, as well as a roadmap for singles and couples and like an ex you just can’t quit! 

Listen to our Founder Amanda Bradford as she discussing everything you need to know about Ghosting!