The League, a dating app that users have to apply to join,has a new feature that could help with one of the most agonizingparts of the online dating process wondering if someones deliberately ignoring you or if they just havent opened the app in a while.
Specifically, The League is importing an idea from other messaging services read receipts, which tell you if someone has read your messages.
Im not a big fan of read receipts in most contexts, but I can see the appeal here. They wont tell you why someone suddenly decided that they dont want to talk to you anymore, but at least youll know when thats what actually happened. (Free advice: When thishappens, donot send an indignant message asking for an explanation.)
In fact, The League says this was the single most requested feature among members of its pilot paid membership program. And yes, this is a feature that youll have to pay for nonpaying users (like me) will see a check read status button in their conversations, but tapping on it just takes you to a page where you can sign up for a paid membership.
A Leaguemembership costs $179.99 for a year and includes features like profile feedback and access to more potential matches.
Our goal is to build out a valuable membership program that works for the super busy, hardworking type-A users we are lucky enough to have logging in daily, said CEO Amanda Bradford in a press release. Because our community is smaller and tighter-knit it means each member gets to have a huge impact on our product roadmap.