Move over Tinder, there is a new dating app on the market.

The League, a mobile-first dating app designed for highly ambitious individuals, encourages men and women to keep their standards high and meet someone “intelligently.”

The app launches to a hand-selected group of about 500 Raleigh professionals at 12 p.m. on Monday.

“Think of The League as a member’s only club, but one with a killer singles scene,” says The League’s founder and CEO, Amanda Bradford. “We’re a community for intelligent, ambitious and high-achieving people that are looking for an equal partner.”

Users must create a profile with six photos, and have the option to edit preferences to find their perfect match.

The League also boasts unique security and privacy features. Because the app require double authentication with Facebook and LinkedIn, it is able to block a user’s profile from coworkers, LinkedIn connections, and Facebook friends.

As of Monday morning, more than 3,700 people had applied to be part of Raleigh’s “founding class”. The average age of an applicant in Raleigh is 27.5 years old, according to information provided by the app’s creators.

“Applicants were selected based on a variety of factors: degree, education institution, professional title (or past professions), industry, number of referrals, and, finally, the number of users inside that fit preferences. Before final admission, all applicants photos were reviewed and approved by the team,” The League explained in its Raleigh announcement.

“While The League’s handpicked founding 500 members were each given expedited review, others who were not accepted on November 6th, will have to wait on Raleigh 2,500 person waitlist. For those who don’t wait in queues, standard membership will come at a price.”

The League currently operates in more than 20 cities across the United States, including Charlotte, D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York.

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