Tinder meets LinkedIn

I recently read an article on WSJ about a new app LinkedUp

If your LinkedIn profile can help you find a job, then why not a date?

That's the idea behind LinkedUp!, a new networking app for those who want to ensure their next match is gainfully employed before they meet for drinks.

Max Fischer, the 28-year-old founder of the app and a former investment banker, said he believes the LinkedIn data "is going to result in much higher-quality matches." Because a LinkedIn profile is essentially a digital resume, "people get a really true sense of where someone's from, what they do, and where they went to school, which are the main questions people ask in terms of dating,"

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/05/05/linkedin-da...

I think we can all admit that being in finance automatically makes you judgmental of people's background because everyone strives to get in the top Ivey league school, top BB IBD/PE/HF. What do you monkeys think of this app?

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Comments (44)

May 5, 2014

I think it's funny but dumb. How is someone's work experience going to tell me whether or not I want to be around them?

May 5, 2014

This is completely useless for the employed male population.

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May 6, 2014

Haha agreed... +1

May 6, 2014
Kassad:

This is completely useless for the employed male population.

Basically, this.

May 5, 2014

So now you can endorse a one night stand on her oral presentation skills???

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May 5, 2014

Finally, another metric to compare Banks/ Groups! I hear that Goldman TMT places best inside the secretaries but if you're ultimately trynna fuck your boss's wife MS M&A is still the way to go.

May 6, 2014
Big Shot Hopeful:

Finally, another metric to compare Banks/ Groups! I hear that Goldman TMT places best inside the secretaries but if you're ultimately trynna fuck your boss's wife MS M&A is still the way to go.

They don't call it MS M&A for nothing

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May 7, 2014
Big Shot Hopeful:

Finally, another metric to compare Banks/ Groups! I hear that Goldman TMT places best inside the secretaries but if you're ultimately trynna fuck your boss's wife MS M&A is still the way to go.

I like the cut of your jib. + 1SB

May 5, 2014

Alot of these apps are ridiculous. No wonder most fail.

May 5, 2014

I think something that could be less ridiculous is Tinder but with the online resume aspect of LinkedIn, but instead of the resume being professional, its all sexual and relationship stuff. So you're relevant leadership experience could be like that time you dominated a hooker, etc.

May 6, 2014

Someone recently said linkedin is the new Facebook. I think they were right

May 7, 2014
Matrick:

Someone recently said linkedin is the new Facebook. I think they were right

It actually is. I deleted my Facebook account a long time ago, and I'm now posting/sharing my scuba diving photos on my linkedin!

May 8, 2014
Monkeyy-Slapperr:
Matrick:

Someone recently said linkedin is the new Facebook. I think they were right

It actually is. I deleted my Facebook account a long time ago, and I'm now posting/sharing my scuba diving photos on my linkedin!

NYC area? Dutch springs sometime? I have a car.

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May 6, 2014

This looks like a great way to meet gold diggers,

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

May 6, 2014
Tony Snark:

This looks like a great way to meet gold diggers,

so normal nyc girls

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May 6, 2014
torchic:
Tony Snark:

This looks like a great way to meet gold diggers,

so normal nyc girls

Only in the meat packing district.

May 6, 2014

I don't see why somebody can't just make a fake LinkedIn profile that they use for this...whatever this is. People will still lie, and the community will be crawling with gold-diggers. Great idea.

May 6, 2014

Would use for recruiting

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

May 6, 2014

posts like this make me happy that I'm not single

May 6, 2014
thebrofessor:

posts like this make me happy that I'm not single

Truth bro

May 6, 2014

I see great potential to troll ppl

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May 6, 2014

This is rancid shit.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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May 7, 2014

HRs everywhere are gonna have a field day with this. Compliance departments too. They have enough headaches to worry about with all the heightened disclosure and transparency requirements as it is. Imagine the kind of conflict of interest scenarios that may arise from such a venue like this.
I wonder how long will it take after the official launch will this guy start getting letters from financial service companies, Fortune 500 etc demanding he deletes all the user accounts that are their employees.

Also the guy hired a friend to program this app for him. This is usually a bad idea for tech startup founders. You need to be in control of your own technology and knows its technical aspects inside and out.

May 7, 2014

How stupid is this...

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May 7, 2014

The girl in the OP would be best described as "curvy"...too bad LinkedIn doesn't have a box for that.

Next up - OkCupid meets Twitter.

May 6, 2014

I think with a few tweaks and a public/private filter for messages (aka "Tweets"), OkCupid, or ideally a new site, could become huge. Take all the best pieces from different sites and make a new one, and better yet-- what if there was a dating site that worked like Hotwire or something where it scanned ALL the dating sites' databases with filters?

Working in tech has ruined me.

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

May 7, 2014
FeelingMean:

I think with a few tweaks and a public/private filter for messages (aka "Tweets"), OkCupid, or ideally a new site, could become huge. Take all the best pieces from different sites and make a new one, and better yet-- what if there was a dating site that worked like Hotwire or something where it scanned ALL the dating sites' databases with filters?

Working in tech has ruined me.

Yeah, there should just be one big site/app combo. Tinder, LinkedIn, Yelp, OkCupid, Spotify, Gmail, Instragram, Snapchat, Amazon, Facebook, etc.

Honestly, when I'm reading someone's Yelp review, I want the ability to swipe left or right.

May 7, 2014

Another mutant Wall Street has created but hey, maybe the app is getting bought for a couple m in a year or so...

May 7, 2014

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/linkedin-is-...

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May 7, 2014

This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry points out that men don't care about what a woman does for work--"Oh you're a butcher? So, are you available Friday night?"--but that women have to respect what a man does for a living.

I see this as a way to give a man--maybe a guy who is a little shorter or fatter than average--a leg up with a group of women who do care about a man's ambitions. However, I would assume 95+% of men will not care about what a woman does for a living.

May 6, 2014
DCDepository:

This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry points out that men don't care about what a woman does for work--"Oh you're a butcher? So, are you available Friday night?"--but that women have to respect what a man does for a living.

I see this as a way to give a man--maybe a guy who is a little shorter or fatter than average--a leg up with a group of women who do care about a man's ambitions. However, I would assume 95+% of men will not care about what a woman does for a living.

I do!

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

May 7, 2014

I think you are probably right for just casually dating/hooking up. But I'd say that guys interested in finding a serious girlfriend with wife potential absolutely care about what she does for a living. Having a solid career and education background speaks volumes to someones values and outlook on life.

May 8, 2014

I see a small number of shallow people using this service to find economic equals and the majority of us sticking to eharmony or match.com.

May 7, 2014

Wait so the shallow people will look for economic equals, while the normal majority will stick to eharmoney and match, which basically is entirely based on physical appearance. I don't know about you but the later sounds way more shallow than the former. At the end of the day all dating is shallow in the initial phase. Lets not try to make this sound worse than it or anything else out there really is.

May 7, 2014

A good Linkedin app that I use is Trendr : http://trendr.com/

May 7, 2014

seems airtight, only a matter of time before this receives a 10B+ valuation.

May 8, 2014

This app should be called 'wifey' because thats what you gonna get.

May 8, 2014

FB will offer a couple billion for it within a year.

May 6, 2014
LHDan:

FB will offer a couple billion for it within a year.

I wonder if they will run into legal trouble with Linkedin.

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

May 9, 2014

genius