New world dating site
So it's a whole new world for dating – sign up, meet your perfect match, fall in love and maybe do a duet together accompanied by some singing animals…
By Sarah Sahagian Aldous Huxley’s classic dystopian novel Brave New World tells the tale of a hierarchical futuristic society where people do not date outside their standing.
Whether you’re in the market for an Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian or Taylor Swift doppelgänger, their database will help you find them.
While Ahrens and his team invented their app to save time they otherwise would have wasted Tindering, it has the effect of privileging those people deemed most conventionally attractive.
Yes, users on apps like Tinder or Ok Cupid are more likely to swipe right on the Liam Hemsworth lookalike and the lawyer in the bespoke suit, but they all must mingle in larger, less filtered pools of singles seeking companionship.
Subsets based on looks and class not only eliminate a level of spontaneous romance, they risk furthering the divisions that appearance and social standing already inhabit.
A person in San Francisco could message someone in Singapore with the click of a button, and communities would bond in anonymous chat rooms without the faintest clue of what anyone looked like.
Explicit about its mission to match privileged people with one another, it brands itself as “Tinder for elites.” Unlike most dating apps – which are open to the general public – The League vets each and every potential user.
It prides itself on its curated database of successful, sexy singles who just want to find love.
Apparently, it hasn’t occurred to said singles that it is possible to find a partner outside of The One Percent.
Launched in 2015 by Carnegie Mellon grad Amanda Bradford, The League, the dating app with the on-the-nose name, employs people to go through potential members’ Linked In and Facebook profiles.