Flirting on Linkedin is becoming a trend. People are trying to reconnect with old flames from the office or meet new people for more than just finding a job or networking.
Some even dare to say that it is more efficient than Tinder. Linkedin is available in 200 countries and now It has 875 million users who are mostly within the age range of 30 to 49 years.so there are those who think it is the perfect place to find love.
This novelty stems from a huge basic problem in dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, which provide very limited information about a potential date. If you have ever used it, often you only find the name, the job and four hobbies that are of little use for something more serious —if that’s what you’re looking for.
That is where a platform search comes into play. The aforementioned information is usually just the tip of the iceberg of everything you can find.
LinkedIn profiles contain the same information that is available on Applications of popular appointments, but the thing does not end there. The images on this social network are almost always a clear image of someone’s face, unlike the photos people post on Tinder.
On the other hand, they have useful information to measure compatibility, such as occupation and work history, education, hobbies, volunteer work and subscriptions to groups on certain topics. However, Why is LinkedIn now perceived as just another dating app? Could this be dangerous for the user in the face of a serious work contact?
“Singles want to connect with people who have similar career paths”
The reality is that with dating apps there is often a feeling that the quality of singles is unknown. On LinkedIn, there is a greater probability that a user’s information is also more credible and it is assumed that they will act with a certain level of professionalism – although later it is not entirely so.
That is the crux of the question. LinkedIn starts from a different purpose: the creation of professional business networks. Although everyone would like to meet someone with whom they share similar professional goals and interests, for many, the platform is precisely a safe place where that can happen, as they also affirm. The country.
To this we must add that you eliminate a high percentage of possibilities of encountering uncomfortable situations or certain people who are looking for something that may not fit into your plans —such as a sexual relationship and blocking after it.
“The reality is that these people are looking for something more sophisticated or people who are ‘not on Tinder’ or who are not just looking for sex”explains Álvaro Fernández Cencerrado, psychotherapist at TherayChat. The problem —as can be seen in the previous image— is that it can be you who becomes that type of person from whom many flee showing intentions that are too explicit in this type of professional applications.
“The fact that many people expect to be contacted about work issues facilitates the first contact. I have been writing messages like this for several years”adds Marta Bueno Bonilla, health psychologist for adults and children and adolescents.
The basic problem may lie in dating applications. For example, Tinder you can become a victim of your own omnipresence, as there are more and more people in the service, but there are still very little profile information available to help users make real decisions beyond a physical.
For his part, Many tend to forget that LinkedIn was created just to connect with professional contacts.ex-colleagues, find a job or keep up to date with information and updates in the sector that interests them, so this can end up having a very negative impact on their record for the future.
“All this can have very negative consequences, especially and directly if they carry out this type of action with people related to their work, future positions or with those who use the application for what it is intended for”ends Marta Bueno.
Consulting direct sources from LinkedIn, this is their response in this regard: “People come to LinkedIn to find jobs, learn new skills, and connect with their professional network. Harassment and unwanted romantic advances have no place in our community, and our Professional Community Policies state so”they explain.
“We invest in features like security warnings about messages that could be harmful, and we encourage our members to report any inappropriate comments or messages on LinkedIn so our team can investigate.”they add.
In conclusion, and as these experts explain, each application should be used for what it was initially designed for. Currently there are apps to find a job, chat, read the news, see how a new haircut would look on you and, of course, flirt, so everything has its place.