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Amazonia posted 8/5/2013 09:51 AM

Well that's awkward.

A guy I went on six or seven dates with but ultimately just didn't feel *that* connected to, just tried to add me on LinkedIn.

I unfriended him on facebook about six weeks after we stopped seeing each other. Neither of us has made any effort to contact each other since we stopped seeing each other. And we do not work in the same industry, so no reason to connect professionally.


Amazonia posted 8/5/2013 09:54 AM

Woah, just fb stalked him, and it appears he got married a month ago! He was hardcore online dating less than two years ago.

I guess two years isn't that quick for marriage (it looks like they started dating very shortly after I stopped seeing him), but damn, it sure doesn't feel very long either.

ETA: They're actually really cute together. Awwwww!

[This message edited by Amazonia at 9:55 AM, August 5th (Monday)]

timeforchange posted 8/5/2013 12:04 PM

I received an invitation to connect on Linkedin from someone who I was convinced would not do that voluntarily.

It seems that when you sign up you need to opt out somewhere by ticking/unticking a box.... Or otherwise Linkedin will send invitations to your contacts automatically.

From the range of invitations I have received it seems to scour your contacts list and email inbox for possible matches.

Maybe this is the case for you and this guy????

tabitha95 posted 8/5/2013 12:19 PM

I think LinkedIn has some almost virus/spywear-like communications that aren't always legit.

When my co-worker left, they transfered her emails to me, so that nothing would get lost. She hasn't been here in 5 years, but she gets invitations for LinkedIn all the time....just last week.

torn2bits posted 8/5/2013 12:21 PM

There are some who get waaay to close on Linkedin. I agree that it scours your email because I received an invite from a fellow boy scout leader that I really don't talk with. I was amazed and wondered why they were inviting me to Linkedin.

Amazonia posted 8/5/2013 18:24 PM

Yeah, LinkedIn prompts me to add contacts via email almost every time I log in I've done it once but I double checked them all before sending.

He was a nice guy; I just don't keep in touch with exes, and while OLDs aren't exactly exes after just a handful of dates, it's still on the wrong side of the boundary for me.

persevere posted 8/5/2013 21:12 PM

LinkedIn caused me to email an invite to my entire contact history - completely unintentionally.

Why?? posted 8/6/2013 18:56 PM

Yeah I had a random invite from a manager of the shop my car got worked on

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