Anyone that’s ever done the whole online dating thing will have no doubt experienced that sinking feeling when you figure within the first 60 seconds that the date you’ve literally just met, isn’t everything you’d hoped for.

For one of a myriad of possible reasons, you know that this just is not going to work. So what do you do? While the temptation to spin on your heels and get the hell out of Dodge might be incredibly tempting, the chances are that you’ll grin and and bear it – and sit, uninterested, making small talk with a person you have absolutely no desire to ever communicate with again.

Hey, we’ve all been there!

Fortunately, dating app, The League has a whole new way of helping you avoid the pain of unnecessarily painful dates, by making your first ‘date’ a two minute video chat.

The League is a members-only swiping app aimed at professionals, with acceptance and matches based on LinkedIn and Facebook profiles. Since their launch in 2015, the app has garnered the reputation as the dating app for social status-focused snobs. “While your mother may call you picky, we call you self-aware,” the app’s site explains. “We’ll do the vetting so you can do the petting.”


Starting on December 1, League users will be able to try League Live. The feature automatically connects pairs of participating users, based on their mutual preferences, for two-minute video-chatting dates.

According to the Verge, each person gets three two-minute video dates back-to-back, but only on Sundays at 9pm. Each session is prompted by an ice-breaker and if both users like each other, the app will connect them and allow them to continue chatting.

The service is currently only available in the States.

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