Molly Fedick, a dating app expert and editor-in-chief of Hinge’s official blog, IRL, says that though she thinks using Linked In as a dating app is totally inappropriate, she can understand why someone would do it.
“Linked In has the lowest barrier to entry and is the least ‘risky’ social platform to connect with someone,” she says.
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It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple. Such might be the case with Linked In—which, at over 450 million members, is the world’s largest professional networking site.Though its intended purpose is to help users keep tabs on their career connections and facilitate networking with people in their field, over the last few years it has, for some users, also become a place to troll for dates.“If you get rejected, you can always default to, ‘Well, I just wanted to connect for professional reasons.’ This is why I think people use Linked In to ‘test the waters’— they view it as less aggressive than a Facebook or Instagram request.”If it is a certifiable trend, it's both interesting and problematic.When a site’s purpose is to offer a secure platform for strangers in the same professional fields to network and find gains in the workplace, something is intrinsically lost when those implicit boundaries are crossed.