"So, what do you do?" is one of the most common questions singles ask on first dates. According to the Washington Post, women are likely to want a partner with a steady job. It's no surprise then that the hottest place to pick up dates is on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is traditionally a professional site used for networking or job hunting, but the NY Post shares that ambitious singles are using it to scope out their next prospect in the bedroom, too. “If sharing career interests or finding a significant other who is successful professionally is important to you, it is an amazing resource,” says Roy Cohen, a career counselor, executive coach and author of The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide. Anyone can research a potential match's education, job history and even professional skills on the site.
“Think about LinkedIn as a starting point in terms of getting to know someone, first on a professional basis and then, if there is something more — a spark — allowing it to morph,” Cohen says.
Although finding your power couple match makes a lot of sense, be smart in how you approach—not everyone is looking for love on a professional social network. In July, a marketing executive’s shaming comments went viral after a man tried to ask her out for a date on LinkedIn.
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