While there's no shortage of unusual stories of couples finding love on LinkedIn and LinkedIn dating apps, don't be fooled. It's a terrible idea. Here are four key reasons why this strategy should be avoided at all costs.

It's Harassment

Unlike a dating website or app like Match or Tinder, people are not signing up for LinkedIn for dating purposes, thus any dating propositions via the platform is unwanted sexual harassment.

It's Awful

Imagine receiving an ambiguous business networking inquiry only to find out later it was actually a dating inquiry. Totally awful!

It's Extremely Risky

A woman shamed a guy for making one such unwanted advance by posting a screenshot of the chat conversation, which ended up getting 22,700 likes. It's a really great way to let the world know you're a creep.

It's Irrelevant

Professional achievements highlighted on a LinkedIn profile have very little to do with if a person is looking for a relationship or not, or how they would be in a relationship if they were looking for one.

Summary

LinkedIn is a business networking site, not a dating site and it is important to make a very clear distinction between the two.

Published on: Jul 23, 2014