Really, the app isn’t exclusively for Ivy League students and alumni. The app’s developer, Amanda Bradford, attended Carnegie Mellon for undergrad and received her MBA from Stanford this year.
The League works more or less like the popular dating app Tinder, where users are matched with fellow users in the area and have the choice to slide left or right depending on whether or not you are interested in the person you matched with.
Whereas anyone with a smartphone can join Tinder, The League actually profiles and background checks you before you can join. Not only do you have to log in using your Facebook account, you have to hook up your LinkedIn account, too. The LinkedIn information works twofold: first, so that matches can look at your business background, and, second, so that you are never matched with anyone who works at the same firm as you.
If you were looking to download The League and start hitching up other “successful” and “popular” people, catch your breath: The wait list to use the app is over 5,000 people.