Welcome to LinkedIn, the Awkward Dating Site Version

Welcome to LinkedIn, the Awkward Dating Site Version

One thing I love about being a woman on LinkedIn is the fabulous messages I get from Army Generals and entrepreneurs who find me so incredibly attractive that they have to reach out. Like this message I received today from “Greg.”

I put “Greg” in quotation marks because, while he says that’s his name, I have my doubts. But, hey, love is love regardless of the name. Anyway, here’s the message:


How are you doing? I hope this finds you in good health. I have been going through some profiles and yours catches my attention. Your extremely beautiful and I would like to get to know more about you. I’m an entrepreneaur. Owning two businesses. One in china and one in Turkey. Widowed and searching for a woman who is like minded and would like to build my business with me. what do you thing? I hope to reading from you soon

Regards Greg

You’ve gotta be kidding me. Needless to say, this message did not work on me, and I suspect it might not be effective on the other ladies on the world’s biggest dating site—er, I mean LinkedIn. So, in the spirit of Valentine’s day, I thought I’d give Greg and his fellow true love searchers some help in picking up women on LinkedIn.

Get Grammarly

Now, I’m not too judgy. Heaven knows I make typos all the time. But, when you’re seeking true love, it’s best to take the time to get things right. It should be “You’re extremely beautiful” instead of “your extremely beautiful,” which makes me think your next phrase is “and well-thought-out posts.” Which, frankly, is more attractive on LinkedIn. A much better phrase would be, “Your extremely well-thought-out and interesting posts made me want to connect with you.”

And Grammarly helpfully tells you that you might consider “wonderful, lovely, or magnificent” instead of “extremely beautiful.” That’s some quality pickup line information.

Source: Inc.

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