Stanford MBA Introduces Dating App For People Who Think Being Friends With A "Big-Shot CEO...On Facebook" Means Something

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“You’re smart, good-looking & successful. You don’t need a dating app to get a date—you’re too popular as it is. But you should join The League,” reads the app’s website. The site invites users to download the app and join the waiting list for its “private alpha.” Once live, it promises to exclude all of the chaff you’d find in those other dating apps, allowing only the very best people to meet each other...So how do you know if you belong in League? The Facebook post offers some clues: “Was it your philanthropic contributions or your impressive college sports career? Your killer smile or your east coast private education? That big-shot CEO that you’re friends with on Facebook or the fact that you’re one of the few singer-songwriters in San Francisco and the odds were just in your favor?” The post continues: “While you don’t know exactly what got you in, you do know that the best things in life are the most selective.” An upside to League, according to League, is that it “screens for quality” and promises “No Randoms” and “No Fakes.” “You’ll never have to wonder if that Harvard hottie is too good to be true on The League,” the website pledges. [BusinessWeek]

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