But as Meghan Casserly of Forbes reported, some Linked In users are using the site for the wrong reasons, like looking for dates.
It is a normal practice for members of Linked In to accept connects from anyone verifiable enough because they never know where their next lead is going to come from.
Since publishing this story, several Forbes readers came forward with their own awkward and creepy tales of men trying to hook up with them through Linked In.
When it was first created, Linked In had (and still has) noble intentions.
This social networking site caters to professionals as they connect with their colleagues, bosses past and present, and even recruiters on a hunt for prospective employees.