Rick Nguyen Interview with the Guardian

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Once part of The League, its members receive five new matches every day at 5pm – the so-called “happy hour”.

Linking online dating apps to LinkedIn was “a stroke of genius”, according to Rick Nguyen, a 28-year old entrepreneur and co-founder of Spot Trender.

“A lot of dating sites are trying to distance your professional life and your dating life as if they were two separate things. But to understand someone fully, I think you need both aspects of them, because as much as we try to say we are not our job, a part of us is our job,” he told the Guardian.

 

Krista White, 23, lives in Silicon Valley, California and works in public relations. She studied theater at Columbia University. She has been on the waitlist for The League since February.

“Right now I am like No 8,000 out of 100,000,” she told the Guardian. “This must not be for me. I don’t know.”

Unlike White, Nguyen spent just “a couple of days” on the wait list before getting drafted into The League. “I didn’t wait that long. Thank God,” he said, laughing. He too lives in Silicon Valley.

 

Nguyen, who said his response rate on other apps was about 20% to 30%, said: “On The League, I have got close to a 100% response rate with my matches.”

Link to article here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/08/dating-apps-the-league-luxy

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