Niche Dating Apps such as the League Are Icky and Bad for Love

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Niche Dating Apps such as the League Are Icky and Bad for Love

The winks, awkward IRL meetups, and, in my case, a message from a swinger who wanted me to help him with a woodworking project in his garage while his kids were at school—a friend brought up a new site called the League about a year ago, when I was hanging out at a bar after work, talking about dating—the swipes. “There’s a delay list,” she stated. “I want to log on to it.”

The League, for the uninitiated, may be the country that is ivy-covered of dating apps, made for people that are “too popular as it’s.” There’s a rigorous assessment process—“We do all of that dirty work with you”—that takes into consideration where your diplomas originate from, the prestige of one’s games, and, crucially, your impact on social networking. 8 weeks following the League’s 2014 launch, the wait list was 75,000 people long november. (more…)