Say goodbye to Tinder with a dating app so elite, there's a screening process and a waitlist of over 100,000 people chomping at the bit to connect with their perfect partner. The app is called The League, and it's caused a bit of commotion online from both supporters and naysayers.
What is The League?
The app's founder and Stanford University graduate, Amanda Bradford, created the app as a sort of "Tinder for elites", which means not just anyone who's single can join – there's an intensive screening process, or 'advanced screening algorithm' (which the app refuses to disclose) that users have to go through in order to be considered at all.
Can anyone (try to) join?
Even though the private beta was only recently available in San Francisco and New York, The League has started its expansion to other cities, including Los Angeles, with plans to eventually move across North America.
What happens if I get accepted?
Once your profile is accepted, The League makes your dating experience as easy as pie. The app promises no voyeurs, no games, no noise, no fake profiles, the ability to hide your profile from friends and coworkers, and more. But while the appeal of stress-free dating is unbelievably attractive, some people are heated knowing they probably won't be allowed to make a profile.
In January, a senior student from Stanford University spotted an internship opportunity from The League and took the opportunity to voice her opinion on the app online:
But Bradford clapped back quickly at all the hate for her app:
It's not clear when The League will be available in more than the current three cities, but if you're itching to join another dating app in the meantime, check out [OkCupid](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/okcupid-dating/id338701294?mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=UUimUdUnU38038's app, Hinge, or HowAboutWe – we promise there's no screening process involved.
P.S., if you're looking to apply for an internship position, a few are actually still available. As Bradford concludes in her response to the Stanford student:
Master your iPhone in minutes
iMore offers spot-on advice and guidance from our team of experts, with decades of Apple device experience to lean on. Learn more with iMore!
Cella writes for iMore on social and photography. She's a true crime enthusiast, bestselling horror author, lipstick collector, buzzkill, and Sicilian. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @hellorousseau
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile has a worldwide release date, and it's closer than you may think
Spotify, Epic and more brand Apple's changes 'a mockery of the DMA' on the eve of seismic iOS deadline
Apple backtracks iOS 17.4 web app changes in EU just weeks after citing "security and privacy concerns"