Earlier today, The League, Vancouver’s newest dating app, made its official launch.
It’s an invite-only dating service, dubbed by the company as “the hottest new members-only club” for “aspiring power couples.”
In order to join, applicants were selected based on a number of factors, all of which could point to a person’s success: degree, education, professional title, industry, referrals, and the number of potential matches they would have within the app.
Team members from The League would review and approve applicant profiles and photos before accepting them.
To start, 500 members, being called the “founding class,” are being given the ability to use the application on launch date. A waitlist of 3,000 people remain.
Those who don’t wish to wait can buy their way in through a standard membership.
“Think of The League as a members-only club, but one with a killer singles scene,” says company founder and CEO, Amanda Bradford. “We’re a community for intelligent, ambitious, and high-achieving people that are looking for an equal partner.”
Since launching in 2015, the dating app has expanded to operating in 37 different cities on an international scale.
The question now becomes this: in a swipe-heavy dating scene, will the app and its users be able to thrive?