THE GOOD: Many League members are highly educated (nearly half have advanced degrees) and accomplished, and The League syncs up with both Facebook and Linked In to make sure users aren’t lying about their professions, among other things.Members sending creepy/inappropriate messages will get kicked off the app -- good news for women who are sick of #Tinder Nightmares or saying #Bye Felipe (sorry, dudes, but I just haven’t heard any men complaining about the same thing).That means the user has to be very thoughtful about creating a good profile, whereas other sites make it easier for you to fill in that info without thinking. On top of that, some of the men on the site went to random state schools.This makes sense for an app (most apps only let you write a line about yourself) but not when you’re ostensibly clicking around to try to learn more about other users. People put up photos of things instead of themselves, and many of the photos of the people are oddly professional and formal. That’s fine, but if the whole point of your dating site is to only allow in men who went to top tier schools, stay on brand. Men pay to message but can still keep a profile open for free, so why wouldn’t they shut it down?Founder Amanda Bradford told me that the app has a high number of Ivy League-educated users and other impressive stats -- 12 percent of users are CEOs/founders and 28 percent are directors in their industries.Unlike Sparkology, it’s not all about schooling here -- Bradford says the screeners look at profession and social network and self-descriptions to allow in users who are interesting and well-rounded.But fear not -- screeners from The League review every profile they receive, though it takes a few weeks.
”Strangers ask each other these seemingly innocent questions all the time at bars, but the underlying meaning is clear: Are you intelligent for me to be interested?But dating services Sparkology and The League are unabashed about who makes the cut -- accomplished young professionals.On Sparkology’s website, it says, “All members are college educated young professionals.It’s one more avenue to meet women if they feel like it with no cost to them.Since they don’t have to pay for a subscription, they don’t have much incentive to be on the site often. No swiping and it isn’t super quick to view a person’s profile.