The League app – which filters users to make sure they are in the right league ̵
Since League launched in 2015, it has gained a reputation as a dating app for social status-focused snobs . "While your mom may call you picky, we call you self-conscious," the app's website explains. "We will do the vetting so you can do the petting."
Now the app is launching a feature that caters to people who are too busy hustling and social climbing to go on actual physical dates.
As of December 1, some League users will be able to try League Live . The feature automatically connects couples with participating users, based on their mutual preferences, for two-minute video chat dates.
According to Verge each person receives three of these dates back-to-back, with each session prompted by an icebreaker. If both users like each other, the app will connect them and let them continue chatting. League Live will reportedly only happen at 9pm on Sundays.
CEO Amanda Bradford told Verge that early tests showed that the feature was popular with users who are 35 to 40 years old – possibly because they have less time to be sucked into an evening with someone who may not be able to hold a conversation. She also said the feature was useful for users who do not live in densely populated cities and may need to travel further for dates.
Bradford told Verge that only users who have a good "League Score" – based on app activity, profile completion and whether the user has been reported or will not be able to use League Live.
The union did not respond to a Gizmodo request for comment on its plans to expand its video dating work.
Earlier this year, when China's premier dating site Jiayuan began experimenting with video streaming, we said that it was only a matter of time before dating apps in the United States started making users in the face of potential connections . With apps like Bumble, Tinder and Hinge, trying new ways to keep horny people logged in, it's becoming more and more likely that the future of online dating will begin to look like Chatroulette.