Many people say Linked In plays a role in the dating game, sometimes to scope out potential suitors or a profile picture.But others report approaches in ways they deemed creepy, all through the professional networking site.One 31-year-old attorney recalled being asked to "connect" by a man who said he was interested in becoming a prosecutor.Business-related talk soon gave way to questions about when she would be in his town.
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Canadian Tara Prudhomme was uneasy and surprised when a recent contact sent her a long missive requesting a romantic connection."I wasn't expecting it," she said.
"That kind of gave me the creepy feeling."She wasn't the only one to report nonbusiness — and, at times, even unsettling— inquiries through people using the site as a dating hub.
Another woman, a 31-year-old New Yorker, was confused when a former co-worker added her on Linked In, leading to weeks of emails and eventually a coffee meetup.
Years later, she is still not sure whether it was more than a work thing — their conversation didn't stick to work, but they didn't meet up again.