Returnig to the dating scene

I would go somewhere else, but I also feel like for me, education is really important and if you have to have a college degree, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.” Cameron is a transplant from Los Angeles who finds stereotypes about her new city’s dating scene — like the Seattle Freeze — to be surprisingly accurate.There’s also a small pool of contenders, she said, noting that “I just got approached by someone that I have a date with on Sunday from Bumble.” The data shows that Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the country, with more than 1,000 new people are moving here every week.

“They are mingling with each other and speaking words a little bit more than usual.

It’s very un-Seattle like.” That may bode well for The League, which caters to folks with impressive educational backgrounds and those who have demanding jobs — the booming tech industry in Seattle certainly has no shortage of that.

Amanda Bradford, The League founder’s and CEO, said she’s optimistic about the service taking off in Seattle after attending the party. “You can tell by these parties how well a community will do on the app.

It’s a testament to the fact that there’s a need for people who want to meet new people.” After chatting with the young professionals who attended the party, a few themes about the city’s single scene, dating apps, and modern romance emerged. The League has taken more than a little heat for its rigorous screening process, which selects for highly educated and ambitious people.

Attendees of the Seattle launch party were well aware of the app’s dubious reputation.

“The elitism kind of annoys me,” said Zach Leonardi, a marketing professional for Expedia.

“It just takes a lot of patience and you get a ton of weirdos and freaks,” said Kathy Sullivan, an industrial engineer. ” Added Sullivan: “I feel like a lot my friends, guys and girls, just go on Tinder to swipe so they can feel good about themselves.” “It’s easier there and people want to go out,” he said. “If you wait for it to happen, it just doesn’t happen.” The quirky dating scene is one of the reasons Bradford, The League’s CEO, thinks the app will do well in Seattle.

“It sounds like Seattle is suffering from a lot of the same ailments San Francisco is, where people tend to go out with friends, meet their friends of friends,” she said.

We got an invite to the event and spoke with several of Seattle’s singles, who ranged from engineers to teachers to marketers.

It was fun playing The League’s networking game and hearing why people are interested in using the service.

Paul, an executive for SAP, said it “resonates really well with me.” “This one sounds interesting,” he said. I’m hoping that I have more in common education-wise and career-wise with people I meet here, but who knows.” A common complaint about existing dating app options was the legwork required to make a worthwhile connection and actually meet up in person.

Tags: , ,