Not only is the use of LinkedIn as a dating site ‘normal’, but it has become quite common in recent years … LinkedIn dating is still going strong in 2016.
Some people think that dating on LinkedIn is ‘better’ because you get to learn real world information about your next mate that isn’t normally disclosed on traditional dating websites. see How LinkedIn is the new frontier in online dating.
Considering the epidemic of fake profiles on LinkedIn, it’s very likely that your next dream girl may actually turn out to be a man! LOL
Others cite the huge size of LinkedIn’s network (>300 million members) as a benefit of using the site for dating. The fact that you can see exactly how you’re connected to a love interest is something virtually no other dating website offers its members for free. see How LinkedIn is the new frontier in online dating.
Whatever your stance on the use of professional websites as potential sources for your next love interest, you must admit that using LinkedIn for dating is not much different than trying to find love on the job. No matter how problematic, the practice isn’t likely to slow anytime soon.