Ivy league dating
There are plenty of websites and dating apps that allow elitists can disseminate such information immediately -- even apps like Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel give prominent placement to daters’ schools and workplaces.
But dating services Sparkology and The League are unabashed about who makes the cut -- accomplished young professionals.
After dating a well-educated man this past summer, I discovered the beauty of conversations that reach further than the latest Supreme collaboration (the hipster equivalent of football) and have been hooked ever since. Keep in mind, these guys spent their high school years studying, instead of developing personalities. -inspired “I grew up in the slums fending for ten siblings” stuff is ideal, but if you don’t have a bio to back it up, “I had to work two jobs through college and am now paying off my loans” isn’t bad either. Be careful, though, as I once had a lawyer with a double BAR almost pee in his pants when some street kids started picking at us by Les Halles (the Parisian equivalent of Alphabet City). Luckily, there is always Zara, or the brilliant Russian buy & return method!
Dating app The League launched in New York in May (it is only available in San Francisco and New York), and it already has approximately 50,000 people on the waiting list (the app has approximately 10,000 active users in New York.
The site brags, “SKIP THE VETTING: Remember last time you talked to that dude/chick in the bar for a full hour before they told you they were [18/backpacking from Sydney/living on their parent’s couch/commuting from White Plains]?
Just like designer gear, Ivy Leaguers demand a certain finesse and refinement, mixed in with cool factor for good measure. After this, they spent all of college surrounded by chicks who had spent their own high school years studying, instead of developing personalities. For the love of God, do NOT act as if they are the next leaders of the Free World, which is what they have been told by their parents and teachers for the past 20 years. Don’t make yourself a charity case, just wake him up a bit. At that moment, I realized that I would have to protect him if shit went down, which felt weird. There has to be one thing you are much better at than him (besides those street fights).
By the time they finally emerge from this brainiac oasis, they tend to appreciate a bit of street zest and a great sense of humor… In truth, they are just one in a sea of Ivy League graduates, available on Bumble at a dime a dozen (If you haven’t downloaded this thing, stop whatever you’re doing and get on it! Warning: this only works for the kids who were born with silver spoons in their mouths, leaving them forever questioning whether they have any organic survival skills to rely on. Having spent most of his youth in the library, he’s probably scared of a street fight. Personally, I am riding the “I have a French Master’s and speak three languages” pony to my grave.