Yep, you read that correctly. As if men didn’t already have enough platforms to slide into our DMs, they’ve now resorted to the one platform where flirting is completely unacceptable. LinkedIn is designed to generate professional connections, not romantic ones. Nevertheless, Twitter is blowin’ up with accounts of men trying to hit on women over the platform.
These tweets have us seriously face-palming. But on a serious note, keep in mind that sexual harassment is never okay at work (or anywhere else), so be vigilant when looking out for creeps on the platform.
Here are 13 women who’ve experienced the dreaded LinkedIn flirting:
Proficient in UX design and Stata? Definitely sugar baby material.
A sugar daddy hit me up on LinkedIn.... I’ve seen it all at this point— september 29 (@_kleapatra) September 9, 2019
This gal offers the perfect tasteful response for unwanted attention on LinkedIn.
Thank you! I also hope it reinforces that they should consider that there’s a time and a place for everything. On a dating site? Flirting is probably okay! On LinkedIn? Nope, you failed that quiz; please study harder for the upcoming test.— 🌸☠️ Nora ☠️🌸 (@WriteFightNora) August 8, 2019
Yeah, we can all agree that old men hitting on younger women on LinkedIn is wayyyy less than ideal.
old men flirting with me via LinkedIn isssss not ideal— Kas (@Its_Kasey) July 27, 2019
Katie hits the sarcastic nail on the head.
my fave form of flirting is when old men i’ve never met endorse my skills on linkedin— katie (@katiehesss) July 9, 2019
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves...DMs are open literally everywhere else but LinkedIn. Amen.
Y'all. My DMs are open literally everywhere except LinkedIn. Don't flirt with me on LinkedIn. I don't know anyone well enough to flirt with them on LinkedIn. We could be living together, and I'm not flirting with you on LinkedIn. pic.twitter.com/EXouj6EFAh— Thursday's Childe (@EreikaWritesFic) June 7, 2019
...seriously?!? This is just plain creepy. In what world would this be acceptable?
Someone’s grandfather is spending his evening on LinkedIn flirting with people who have the last name Imani for Eid 🙄 pic.twitter.com/gN7vSl5x1G— Blair Imani (@BlairImani) June 4, 2019
If this is what adulthood is, we want no part in it.
I got hit on via LinkedIn is this adulthood?— dannerz montanerz (@dannerz_) September 1, 2019
Out of every form of social media...he chose LinkedIn?
BRUHHHH MY EX JUST HIT ME UP ON LINKEDIN. OF ALL THINGS HE WANT TO HIT ME UP ON MY PROFESSIONAL PAGE?! 🤦🏽♀️— Queen Dee (@deeeeeann) August 30, 2019
Some people just cannot take a hint.
my coworker blocked her ex and he hit her up on LinkedIn 💀💀💀💀💀💀— arabella (@__bella_donna_) September 8, 2019
Repeat after us: LinkedIn is. Not. A. Dating. Site.
When do men continue to use LinkedIn like Tinder? Just blocked ANOTHER man for refusing to respect my stated boundaries. Dudes: if she’s telling you don’t hit on her, don’t argue back that there’s no rule against getting to know someone. FAIL.— smithbrainz (@smithbrainz) September 6, 2019
Seriously lost for words on this one. Eight years later?? Boy bye.
I’m always stressing about reaching out to people, but then I remember that some random man I rejected will hit me up on LinkedIn 8 years later thinking he has a shot and then I feel less bad— EJ (@queerica69) September 5, 2019
GroupMe is the happy hour to LinkedIn's boardroom. Neither is okay.
You ever been hit on on LinkedIn? Lmaooo https://t.co/Jl1mx2SRqA— riss 🌻 (@flickkadariss) September 10, 2019
Work-life balance maybe?
I'm being hit on, on LinkedIn... IS NOTHING SACRED TO YOU PEOPLE???!— Sdudla Mafehlefeezy♥ (@lulu_luwela) March 19, 2019