(For the uninitiated, Montauk is a newly hip vacation destination town at the eastern tip of Long Island, and the Surf Lodge is at the center of its young, trendy scene.) We were invited to attend and cover the event as press and arrived via party bus, though the vast majority of people on the bus were not press, just eligible members of The League.Brett had been on the app for a few weeks, whereas Jarry had it for only a couple of days, and neither of us was sure exactly what to expect. " proclaims The League, a new and highly selective dating app targeted at "elite singles" in San Francisco and New York.The League relies on Linked In data and "an advanced screening algorithm" to help determine who is accepted into the app and who stays on its extensive waitlist: Potential users are judged by their education and employment history in order to ensure they are "high-quality" enough to join the community of singles.“One guy offered his whole roof deck [for a League party].He had other things going on for him, too, aside from an awesome penthouse,” explains Bradford, who threw an NYC kickoff party for her service at the Jane Hotel in April and is planning another members bash at Montauk hot spot the Surf Lodge in July.(Once in the app, you can even further specify if you want the education level of your matches to be "highly selective" or merely "selective.") The ideal user is smart, ambitious, and successful, according to the app's website.On July 31, The League held an exclusive party at the Surf Lodge hotel in Montauk, New York, promising great cocktails and an even better sunset.
First, my dating profile was blasted to anyone and everyone, so coworkers, business connections, and Facebook friends were all swiping at me. That was not cool (especially as I worked with a bunch of dudes and my dating profile was not exactly how I wanted them to think about me).Dating apps have become the modern singles scene—the place to meet, mingle and swipe for love—but there’s a new app in town that has the strictest velvet rope policy we’ve ever seen.Move over Tinder, the most exclusive dating app is The League.For Thatcher Shultz, finding the right dating app is nearly as difficult as finding the right girl.Tinder is “awful, just a mess, a waste of time,” laments the 31-year-old CEO and founder of an online automotive business.