Is Tinder the new LinkedIn?

Is Tinder the new LinkedIn?

by Tony the Tiger

Those who are not on Tinder (or Bumble, Hinge ) assume it’s just a bunch pervy peeps looking for a hook-up, that same night! It's not exactly like that. 

Did I meet my prince charming on a dating app? No, but it sure helped me get out of a funk after a break up. And I ALSO accidentally networked the bleep out of myself.  

Here’s why. If a stranger reaches out to you on LinkedIn to grab a drink, or discuss opportunities – would you go? Probs not, even if you wanted to, life gets the best of you. But the following is the most common scenario of human interaction that I had as a result of Bumble, my dating app of choice:  

  • I’m interested in someone. We match. We chit-chat. 

  • If I conclude they’re not murderers or terrifying, I accept the invitation to grab a drink after what I deem is a ladylike amount of chit-chat.
  •  I realize that I don’t like them, and I sense they don't like me. No chemistry. (Tinder networking is only valid if you both don’t like each other).
  • You still have a cordial conversation for about an hour, unless one of you is rude, which if you chit-chatted enough before you should know by now.
  • Convo ends up being about work or interests, which likely differ immensely, and all of a sudden you’re having a convo outside of your day-to-day bubble.
  • You part ways, have each other’s numbers.
  • A few weeks pass, and you need a *fill in the blank profession* and you remember Tinder guy #6. 
  • You call him and boom. You networked on Tinder. 

Because effective networking isn’t dressing up in a suit and awkwardly shaking hands, networking apparently is meeting up with randos.

I also recently used an old Tinder date’s shipping company. We only went out once, but boy were his movers good! 

Can’t really say I have had those same results with LinkedIn. 

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