New dating app caters to career-oriented elite

Tired of finding people out of your league on Tinder or OKCupid? Well, perhaps you'll want to give this new dating app a try. The app, appropriately named The League, adds LinkedIn and geolocation data into its matchmaking equation in an effort to bring a level of elitism to mobile dating, TechCrunch writes.

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Company founder and chief executive Amanda Bradford dreamed up the app while she was attending Stanford's Graduate School of Business after finding herself frustrated with the "hot or not" nature of apps like Tinder. The League aims to give users a bigger picture about potential suitors, while also helping them avoid the awkwardness of being matched with colleagues or co-workers.

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The app, which had its soft launch Thursday, currently operates in San Francisco, although Bradford told TechCrunch there is interest in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and New York. Bradford has already attracted pre-seed funding from XSeed Capital and Cowboy Ventures and is executing her full seed round now.

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