In a Nutshell
- Verified member profiles
- Strong privacy policies
- Geared towards intelligent, professional singles
- Complicated and pricey pricing structure
- Relatively few daily matches
- Exclusive screening process means you might get wait-listed
Best for: Smart, savvy, particular, career-minded singles
User base: Discerning professionals
Number of members: N/A
Recommended age: 28+
Favorite features: Customization, social events
The League Love Stories
“While dating I shared with him that I wanted to start my own company & become a successful entrepreneur. Now, not only have we started a life & family, but are also starting a company together.” - Rebecca and Matt
“I heard about the League when I was living in SF working at KKR. With a demanding profession & little extra time, I was excited to meet similarly driven guys in other industries. In 2016 I made the Forbes 30 under 30 list for finance & subsequently found my future husband who is incredibly kind but just as career-focused as me.” - Mark and Michelle
“After being career minded singles living in NYC for years, six months into dating we moved in together. Our lives continue to get more exciting as we welcomed our daughter, Delaney, into the world last November!” - Roxy and Hal
“It was very clear that we were on the same page from the very beginning. The conversation was normal and easy and we had so much in common.” - Ross and Victoria
As you might expect from a good dating app that caters to the next CEOs, presidents, and go-getters of the world, The League is an extremely exclusive club. In fact, there is a thorough registration process, and not everyone makes the cut. You will be asked to sync your Facebook and LinkedIn accounts with The League (for a free account), and there are currently close to 100k people on the waiting list to get in!
That being said, signing up is pretty simple. You download the app, sync your Facebook account, and fill out the profile questions. You can add photos and select preferences for matches. You can also use your phone number if you don’t want to sync your account right away. Then your profile will be reviewed, and if it’s accepted, you’ll receive notice that you are in!
In the meantime, you’ll be greeted by a The League concierge who will walk you through various actions you can take while you wait.
So, while it takes a little time to get approval, there’s still what to do while you’re waiting.
Matchmaking & Search Functions
The League promotes itself as a more sophisticated dating app. It’s geared towards singles who are looking to date more intelligently, or in other words, waste less time sifting through irrelevant profiles and spend more time on quality matches that could actually go somewhere. It also caters to more career-minded, driven individuals. So, you’ll generally find a more serious, focused group of quality potentials within this network. That’s a big plus if you’re tired of wasting your time on creeps, pervs, or people who just aren’t serious about dating.
What's more, The League requires you to connect your profile with a social media account and verifies each member so that you know you are getting the real person and not just some fake profile mockup.
Uncharacteristic of dating apps, The League accepts (and even encourages) picky preferences. Whether it’s a height hang up or an unusual penchant for someone that shares your passion for spelunking, The League encourages singles to never settle and shoot for their dreams. You’ll get a list of daily matches (varies depending on which plan you have), and you can swipe yes or no to create a match.
Features & Communication Tools
The League has some really interesting and unique features that we enjoyed using during the review. For one thing, members can organize social events and create social networks within the platform. This is a good way to expand your social network, meet new singles that share your views, and speed up the dating process. Here are a few more features we think you'll appreciate:
You have 21 days to reach out to a match once it’s been suggested. After that, the match expires, and you’ve lost out. The logic behind this system is the time pressure should spur you to take action, instead of procrastinating.
Like some other higher quality dating apps like Hily, The League is known for its superior quality network of singles. That’s because it personally vets each and every profile that is created on the platform. Any fakes, voyeurs, or randoms will be eliminated from the running, so you’ll never have to wonder if a match is too good to be true and you won’t find any creeps lurking in the shadows around these parts.
While many dating apps allow you to sync your social media accounts to make the signup process easier, The League encourages members to sync for an entirely different reason. This dating app syncs with your LinkedIn profile, so you will never appear on a co-worker or work associate's match list, and you won't receive matches from this account either. It's an easy way to avoid awkward work moments after a date that just didn't go well. The League also lets you do this with your friends using your Facebook account if you want.
You can also create league groups. These are groups of like-minded people who want to socialize and communicate with people who share their same values, world views, and questions. You might launch a group about women who are curious about freezing their eggs or a more light-hearted group for yacht lovers.
Safety & Security
The League is extremely sensitive to the safety and security of its members. It values privacy above all else, as is apparent from all the policies it enforces. Things like not informing your friends on Facebook that you’re using The League is just a hint as to how seriously this service takes your privacy. On top of that, The League servers are hosted by some of the biggest and most secure database providers used by Fortune 100 companies exclusively.
One criticism people have about The League is its pricing structure. You can anticipate paying a pretty penny for these services. But then again, a strong-minded, career-oriented professional who is serious about dating knows you get what you pay for. So, a top-quality dating service will obviously cost you more than your average dating mill that just churns out random matches with no rhyme or reason. Here's the pricing structure at a glance:
You can get a free account, but features are highly limited. Premium accounts are entitled to even more exclusivity, better customization tools, and invites to VIP singles events. You can also make in-app purchases like League Tickets for more daily prospects, and other features.
Help & Support
If you're looking for answers, you can send general inquiries via the support email address. The League also has a small FAQ section, but there isn't much to speak of there. Where the customer support really shines for this app is with its personalized concierge services. The League assigns each member a concierge who acts as your own private tech and customer support and is available to answer any and all questions you might have.
Find Love on The League
The League delivers excellent quality matches thanks to its discerning matchmaking system. An exclusive club for ambitious professionals, The League, takes privacy, efficiency, and discretion seriously. A detailed screening process ensures no fake profiles are wasting your time, and the premium accounts come with some top-of-the-line features like dedicated concierge and matchmaking services, the ability to create your own events and groups, and unlimited power moves. The membership fees are a little bit high, but since The League is catering to professionals, this shouldn't be an issue. Plus, you can't put a price on finding true love.