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Is LinkedIn a Dating App? Woman Goes Viral After Man Slides Into Her (LinkedIn) DMs The internet is debating whether or not looking for dates on LinkedIn is a "classy" move or a "red flag."

By Emily Rella

While LinkedIn has certainly been used for more than connecting professionally and job hunting (looking at you, LinkedIn influencers), it's safe to say that the career-focused app remains a professional one — especially compared to other social media platforms.

But one anonymous suitor decided to use the app to pick up women, as exemplified in a new TikTok that has now gone viral from TikToker Hannah Harmelin.

In the video that's now been viewed over 763,700 times, Harmelin shows a screenshot of a message she received from an MBA candidate on LinkedIn, being sure to redact the man's photo, name, and school.

Related: 6 Ways to Build Rock-Solid Business Relationships on LinkedIn

"Hey Hannah - Skipping the line on a dating app and coming straight to you," the message begins. "Aggressive move, ikik. Life's too short not to go for what I am highly interested in. Happy to connect regardless of your openness to meet."

@hannahharmelin #greenscreen dare i say the bar is restored above he?? #lol #dating #linkedin #hinge #bumble #datingapps #date #2023 #men #guys ♬ Morning Train (Nine to Five) [Edit] - Sheena Easton

The mystery candidate then signs off with a sly "Kind regards" leaving viewers in the comment section actually quite impressed.

"It's the 'kind regards' for me," one wrote. "Keeps it classy."

"Something about his message is attractive," another added. "The energy."

Others, however, weren't as impressed, calling the anonymous man's behavior a "red flag" and claiming that if they pulled the same move, they'd be "reported" to their employer.

"I'm unsure about this, prefer to keep it professional on LinkedIn," one said.

One commenter told Harmelin that she should "give him a chance" to which she responded that she would.

No word on whether or not this LinkedIn message resulted in a love match.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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