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!

 

 

DATEABLE PODCAST W/ CEO & FOUNDER AMANDA BRADFORD

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Check our CEO & Founder Amanda Bradford on Date/able as she talks about dating on The League. Hear her discuss the reasons she created the app and her mission to change gender roles in society. She also talks about her own dating life as an alpha, career-oriented woman

Want to learn about how to get off our long waiting list or how to increase your score on The League? Make sure to listen in!

 

 

How To Go From The Match to Matrimony!

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In honor of the one and only St. Valentine himself, we had our data team pull some stats? on 100 LeagueLove? couples who have taken the next step in their relationship to find out how they got from match to matrimony?(or a new ER contact for some!). We also highlighted a few of our favorite LeagueLove stories on our website www.theleague.com/love.

 

THE FACTS

Messages Sent: LeagueLove couples sent an average of 34 messages before exchanging numbers compared to other matches who sent an average of 10 messages. Yes that’s right, LeagueLove couples actually got to know each other’s personality a bit! If you and your match have each sent about 15 messages each, well, now’s the time to ask one final question and take it offline!

Message Content: Over 70% of Leaguelove conversations said each others’ first names and ended at least 1 sentence with a “haha” or emojis. While a few couples moved to text before scheduling, over 80% suggested meeting up in THE NEXT WEEK followed by a posible activity as part of their 34 messages.

Prior Matches: Our Leaguelove couples had an average of 84 prior matches before Hearting ‘the one’. This means this was not their first rodeo – sometimes you gotta kiss a couple frogs to find your prince(ess)!

Initiation & Engagement: LeagueLove women are go-getters! 1 out of every 3 straight League couples started with a woman messaging first. In the straight LeagueLove relationships that resulted in engagement, the woman spent less time per day on the app than the man did, but leveraged their Concierge 3x more and had 3x the initiation rate of a typical female user, even after normalizing for profile popularity.

League Score: Our LeagueLove couples all had extremely high League Scores.  What does this mean? In addition to having a popular profile that gets ‘Hearted’ a lot, a high League Score also indicates low flakiness, high initiation rate, and a solid attendance rate at our daily 5PM Happy Hours 🙂 The most interesting part of this tidbit is that our LeagueLove couples, on average, were only 1 standard deviation away from their partners League Score, whereas across all the matches in The League, the deviation is close to 3! This means our LeagueLove couples must have a spidey-sense to recognize others who use The League in an eerily similar manner!

Age Difference: LeagueLove couples have an average of a 3 year age difference average difference compared to non success stories with a 6 average age difference. Of course for some, age is just a number, but it looks like on The League dating those within 3 years of your own age may lead to a more long-lasting relationship!

Education Ranking: Over 50% of our LeagueLove couples went to colleges/universities that were ranked similarly in terms of cost and acceptance rate, and over 80% had the same level of degree obtained. Those who believe in investing a lot of money for their education tend to prefer others who also believe in investing a lot of money into education. Makes sense.

Game Changers: 20% of our LeagueLove users used a Power Move to ‘land’ their partner, of which half used the Power Move feature anonymously (the other user sees them right away but does not know if they had liked them already). The other half chose to Power Move explicitly, choosing to send a sweet or funny note to the other user via their Concierge and appearing in their feed with a filled in green heart to indicate interest.

While there may not be an exact science when it comes to love, but having these data points in your back pocket gives you a formula that has resulted in success.

– The League Team

HOTTEST VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES FOR SINGLES!

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Whether you’re celebrating ‘Palentine’s Day,’ ‘Galentine’s Day‘ or Singles Awareness Day, our Events team has sourced the top 2018 Valentine’s Day events for singles. While we all love a good evening of crafting, Rosé and stalking our ex’s on social media, this year you should celebrate V-day proudly, loudly and Single AF!

Let’s all take a stand against these punny euphemisms for Valentine’s Day and reclaim this Hallmark holiday! Check out our list of awesome events and join our movement to take over Valentine’s Day!

– The League Team

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