I used LinkedIn as a dating site for two months. You can find an affair AND the possibility of a better gig. Attractive, right? I use LinkedIn to look for work and attempt to network. Hello, lack of search functionality, LinkedIn! I went on three dates plus one pending with men I connected with on LinkedIn. During those two months, I went on approximately 32 dates from actual dating apps. The LinkedIn dates were great. The 32 other dates were sometimes maybe sort of OK.
LinkedIn profiles have useful information to measure compatibility, such as duh! There are more important things to care about, such as likelihood of home ownership. If you must know, you can find out if someone is married using Google. Most of my lady pals have received unwanted solicitations on LinkedIn. Would guys feel the same way when I offered to discuss our personal and professional development over a drink? I sent awkward! I got ignored a lot, made many new contacts and sort of annoyed a scientist, but mostly I flattered a lot of partnered people.
Hmm, a threesome with the LinkedIn rando and his wife? I asked to see a picture of the wife. Despite the best pickup line for seducing a scientist ever, our conversation ended there. Stupid Trump! Shameless plug for the people who pay me. Are engaged guys more or less likely to cheat? At some point I started to write to dudes in my professional sphere. I used to be a jury consultant, and I received four out of four responses from the Dr.
Give me back my earrings, dickhead! Ex-Googler was my best chance at a lucrative affair. He knows everybody in the Valley. I scared him off by being weird. Hehe, guys are so easy. If only Mr. Biz Dev had a taste for the SF flavor of the day. I had to find out how Mr. Entrepreneur would disappoint me. I Googled him and found out that he is related to a internationally renowned groper.
IRL he paid for lunch and three beers, had the bedroom eyes and hooked me up with a professional contact. Our encounter was not at all disappointing. Ladies with more game than me should totally play on LinkedIn. Go on LinkedIn and flatter a bunch of partnered guys.
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