Accessing attractiveness in online dating profiles


27-Sep-2016 07:35

After digging for answers and even a couple attempts at contacting their customer support, I’ve concluded that Linked In is by far the creepiest social network.

The primary reasons Linked In is the mustached, trench coat and wire frame glasses wearing mouth breather of the internet are the “People You May Know” and “People Also Viewed” features.

The only problem is, this person is the wrong Heather.

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My reactions range from “” Let’s begin by showing some examples of the names that have popped up under the “People You May Know” sidebar widget (the names have been changed to protect the “people I may know”), along with a brief description of their association with me: Steve happens to be my fiancée’s stepfather.

Steve has a total of 6 connections, none of which are 2nd or 3rd degree connections with any of mine, he lives an hour away from me and is in a completely different industry. Heather happens to be a girl I dated way back in high school. We’re friends on Facebook but that’s pretty much the extent of it.

She has barely any connections and no discernible link to me other than the name she shares with someone of my aunt who was married into the family years ago.

However, my aunt of course has a different name now, isn’t on Linked In, and isn’t a CPA. This person lives across the country and has zero connections. In other words, if someone searched for both of us, we might know each other. A couple more “People I May Know” included Herman and Doug.

Let’s begin with the “People You May Know” feature.

Every time I sign in, I’m startled by one of the names they suggest.