The early hours of the party were populated by a majority of women, but it didn't take long for men to start streaming in with a look of slight terror and excitement on their faces as they ascended the steps and into the real-life version of the online dating pool. cities that the team has identified as the "Top 15 Cities for Aspiring Power Couples".
I filled my profile with a mix of photos of just me and photos with friends, and a fairly innocuous bio with a bit about me and my personal interests. I had 28 matches, meaning I’d matched with 14 per cent of people I’d swiped right on. It was ridiculous in comparison to the brunette profile and it took forever to get through 200 swipes because the It’s A Match! So, 10 per cent of those who matched with me ended up messaging me.
However, only six of those then actually messaged me. After a fairly muted experience as a brunette, I deleted the profile and started again as a blonde. The difference was unbelievably obvious and it was immediate. That’s at least three times more than when I was brunette.
The League threw their Austin party a few days before the Houston event and drew about 300 single Austinites.
Other cities where The League is live, or soon to be, include Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia and Miami. Census survey called "The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016" said, "Most of today's Americans believe that educational and economic accomplishments are extremely important milestones of adulthood.
And although an Ivy League university is more likely to move you to the top of the admissions file, it's not a requirement. Renee Hames, an executive assistant said, "I'm hoping this will be different because you see the same people after a while on dating sites, or they want pen-pals and nothing serious." While a few men said that they're hoping the site will deliver a woman who is "smarter than me," said Philip Tarpley, an attorney who attented Rice and Duke University.
"Educational background matter to me," said Tarpley.
The League, which debuted in New York City and San Francisco in 2015, is designed to match the well-educated professional or all-around impressive single looking for their other half and it went live in Houston, Austin and Dallas Tuesday.
Nearly 400 of the city's most accomplished and ambitious bachelors and bachelorettes showed up at the Rosemont Bar on Westheimer the week before the site's launch to attend an invite-only, roof-top party to celebrate its debut into the Bayou City – but not all of those with profiles in place will get to start the online flirting right away.
But, as a former natural blonde, I’ve never paid that much attention to all that.