I told myself I was just obeying wise adages: ‘ignore the critics’, ‘focus on your users and your product’, and ‘no press is bad press’, but by refusing to respond, I essentially let the media go on to corrupt our concept into one so superficial and optimized for clickbait that it’s nearly unrecognizable to me now. Truthfully, I was worried that if I shared my real vision behind The League I would alienate some of our user base — particularly the men — which a dating app clearly needs to survive.This, in turn, could further segment our already-smaller-than-Tinder addressable market, and could hurt our chances at getting traction and raising funding.
In less than a month from today The League turns 1 and I turn 31.As I reflect back on my first year as a single founder (yes, the pun is intended), my biggest regret is that for nearly a year I’ve held my tongue on voicing the mission behind The League, and instead let the press write their own story about a dating app exclusively for good-looking rich kids.equal priority), and nearly 70% expect the wife to be the primary caretaker of their children (vs. Even more daunting for some men are ‘progressive relationships’ – where the female may have a busier schedule, a more powerful network, and achieve more career success than her male partner.A University of Chicago This awful, cringeworthy expression is what drove me to create The League.It became clear that I had effectively qualified out a large pool of guys that were simply not interested in dating an alpha female; And to be fair, I qualified out guys that didn’t share my same drive to achieve, level of intellect, or desire to be in a relationship where our careers and social lives were of equal importance.
It only took me a few dates ‘in the wild’ to realize that the typical online dating sites were a waste of my – and their – time.But ironically, by downplaying my mission, I was actually suffering from the very same type of complex I am determined to eradicate.When I got an academic scholarship to Carnegie Mellon to study computer science, I never thought twice about how education and career would affect my dating life.She is unabashedly sexy as well as career oriented.Her towering four-inch stilettos march off to the office, the store, the judge’s chambers, and her lacquered-red soles send a “follow me” signal, straight to the bedroom.And this is all with an average (and median) female age of 29.