She was the perfect prospect: Degree from a top university? “It was important to me that someone I was going on a date with was well-educated and driven, and had a lot of the same goals I did,” says Wood, who now runs a lifestyle blog and coaching service called Brains Over Blonde.“I have big career ambitions, and that had, in the past, intimidated—scared away—people I’d dated.”The League is among a new crop of elite dating apps whose business models are predicated on the age-old reality that courtship is partly an economic exercise.Those who join at no cost are entitled to three daily “prospects,” while 9 a year buys you more prospects and an assortment of other perks, such as “VIP passes” to get your friends’ membership applications fast-tracked.
She had just come out of a relationship and was unimpressed by the online matchmaking sites she tried.
She launched the League in 2015; its tag line is “Meet.
The services are facilitating unions between educated, affluent millennials who are clustering in such cities as San Francisco and New York.
In the process, they could be helping to intensify America’s growing income inequality, as well as wealth disparities between metropolitan areas and the rest of the country.
Such apps have become an integral part of the millennial mating game.