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“We’re doing online social media research about our matches on Twitter, Linked In and Facebook.It can get so repetitive and redundant if you’re going on like two dates a week,” said Bradford earnestly. But not too specific because most people don’t love 18th-century colonial architecture AND Maya Angelou. Pro: You know what’s more relaxing than spending an entire Sunday hungover, in sweats, on the couch, eating Mexican/Chinese/Italian, talking to your girlfriends about what happened last night and watching reality TV marathons? Pro: You know that one picture that someone you love took of you when you’d just found out some awesome news or did some kick-ass thing at work, or maybe you were traveling and you’re all glowing and the lighting’s perfect and you’re not wearing that much makeup because you forgot all about it that morning and yeah girl, you look TONED at that angle, you been doing pilates? Con: I don’t know the percentage of people who post profile pictures of themselves from five years, two inches of hairline, and 20 pounds ago, but that number is HIGH. Pro: Unlike at the bar, where staring at anyone for more than six seconds can get you beat up or roofied, here you can stare all you want. You’ll end up sitting across from Pam from accounting in a strategy meeting and only seeing “MBA ISO BBM 4 sum PDA, NSA” plastered across her forehead. And you want to be specific, because we’re looking for someone who really GETS you, you know?Philly will also allow the startup to come full circle.Bradford says Philly actually launched The League two years ago when Wharton students mistakenly got a notification about the platform while it was still in stealth mode.Once the app goes live in Philly on June 13, exactly 2,001 people from the waitlist of nearly 10,000 — the Philly League’s “Founding Class” — will be allowed to play in the virtual dating pool to start.Over time, the remaining applicants will be brought in according to recommendations and demand.
An estimated 500,000 hopefuls worldwide are currently waiting to be admitted, and as of this week, 9,568 people in the Philly area have casted a request for entry. According the startup’s founder Amanda Bradford, dating apps tend to fall short for successful singles, and they’re clamoring for a fresh option. “Online dating has typically not been great, especially for women who receive offensive messages and photos,” Bradford told me. “There are so many profiles that people clearly haven’t put a lot of time or effort into, and on certain apps, people just joke around and make fun of the process,” she said, “so I wanted to mitigate these kinds of behaviors from the beginning and build a community from the ground up.” And Bradford candidly owned up to the marginal stalking most of us do before linking up with a match in real life.Everyone’s favorite dating app to hate — The League — has officially made its way to Philadelphia, and it’s why you got a flood of Linked In notifications about locals who just updated their professional profiles.Over the last two years, the dating app has become the world’s most selective—to get in you can’t be broke; you’ll need high-grade headshots; and, respectable degrees with an equally respectable career are musts. The platform has gotten its reputation for exclusivity by making people wait.“Philadelphia is our golden child,” Bradford said, “Our research told us we really needed get here next.” At the center of the research was the observation that hordes of young people are moving from Philly to New York.
“Even though people won’t readily say it, everyone is looking for a long-term partner or a soul mate, and Philly gives millennials a chance to affordably settle down and raise a family,” she added.So you tried the bars and got a couple of whiskey-fueled makeout sessions.