“When George Clooney married her, I was like, ‘This is great for the smart and sexy movement!
’” NYU grad Amanda Awad, 29, decided to give the League a chance after a recent breakup and enough Tinder dates to make someone’s head spin. There’s a lot of catching up to do if [potential suitors] haven’t had the same upbringing that I’ve had,” says Awad, a marketing manager for a tech startup who grew up in Manhattan and summers in Southampton. Not everyone who went to Harvard is smart, but you have to imagine that they’re at least intellectually curious enough to have something to talk about.” It’s this quest for commonality that inspired Bradford to create the A-list app.
What he’s looking for: “I have a tough time relating to women who work in finance.
It becomes very frustrating for me in the end because I’ve always known exactly what I wanted to do and always worked toward that.” School: Dickinson Job: CEO of Independent Wheel, an online automotive business Notable achievements: Has appeared in a commercial for match.com; is part owner of a West Village bar, the Garret, and has a bottle service-booking site for avid club-goers.
So give them a couple years to grow and get some beer pong out of their system . “We try to remove duck faces, shirtless selfies, any party pic where you’re doing a keg stand,” says Bradford, who is single.
“We tried to make it feel a little higher-class.” The standards don’t stop there. She’s already ousted one guy for calling a girl a “midget,” another for standing up a date and yet another for asking a girl to perform a sexual act. But for Bradford, whose motto is “Heavy petting is greater than heavy vetting,” it’s all worth the extra legwork.
“One guy offered his whole roof deck [for a League party].
He had other things going on for him, too, aside from an awesome penthouse,” explains Bradford, who threw an NYC kickoff party for her service at the Jane Hotel in April and is planning another members bash at Montauk hot spot the Surf Lodge in July.