Is using a dating site weird

He was using Linked In to cover his tracks since it’s a professional website.”This further muddies the waters: After all, if these people are using the platform’s professional focus as a way to hide their flirtation, a gradual shift toward more common dating use would probably foil the plan.“I had a man pursue me on Linked In, strike up an email correspondence, and talk about having a personal relationship, and then I figured out he was married,” says Ashley B., 26.

“If you get rejected, you can always default to, ‘Well, I just wanted to connect for professional reasons.’ This is why I think people use Linked In to ‘test the waters’— they view it as less aggressive than a Facebook or Instagram request.”If it is a certifiable trend, it's both interesting and problematic.Marie (who asked that we not use her full name), 23, knew her neighbor was married.She also knew—from fights she could hear through their building’s paper-thin walls—that his relationship with his wife was on the rocks.With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my Valentine’s Day depression-induced hunt for Prince Charming.

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