Go for Raya.) If you go this route, prepare to be Googled and judged.
Making it past their screening process is no easy feat (unless you happen to be a minor celeb, you’re going to need some luck! But before you thumb your nose at it, it’s worth noting that if you’ve got a hobby that you really care about in your 40s—such as staying really fit, which we wholeheartedly encourage—it’s a terrific way to meet a compatible, like-minded person.
Profiles are vetted by real people, and users are required to provide information like where they went to college and what their job is. If the idea of a conventional dating app makes you feel weird, the League may interest you.
” Even so, there’s a lot this age group can do now to make the most of their freewheeling days and pave the way for regret-free romance later in life.
Such as…Expand your dating horizons Sure, 20-somethings date plenty of people, but often get stuck dating the same type, says Andrea Lavinthal, co-author of The Hook-Up Handbook: A Single Girl’s Guide to Living It Up.
On the one hand, this is a little bit obnoxious, but on the other, you know that anytime a conversation is started, there’s true interest there. The League specifically blocks anyone you’re friends with on Facebook or Linked In from seeing your profile.
(If you’re in your 40s, you don’t need the hassle of having your friends or coworkers finding your profile on a dating app.) The League also has networking events, making it easier to meet people offline. It’s kinda-sorta invite only, and it’s only available in NYC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Kelley Kitley, a Chicago-based psychotherapist who deals with relationships, says she would recommend Match above other apps because “you pay for the service, so it’s a higher caliber of people who might be more committed to the dating process.