Now, there's even a dating site exclusively for the LinkedIn set. LinkedUp!, which is available today, uses your LinkedIn information to set up your profile, unlike Facebook-centric apps like Tinder and Swoon. Other than that, the app's process is a bit like Tinder's (which means there's a lot of mindless swiping involved). LinkedUp! describes itself as "the smart new way to date," presumably because you can make more educated swipes based on your potential suitor's career industry — or, you know, based on whether he or she is employed at all.
Here's the catch, though: This app is not affiliated with LinkedIn in any way. Call me cynical, but I wouldn't be surprised if LinkedUp, LLC finds itself slapped with a big, scary lawsuit in the near future. Plus, there's something just a little bit icky about taking the exact same approach to dating as to finding a job. Whatever happened to #romance?