Flirting in a professional forum is hardly a new concept.
Yet the inappropriate nature of some propositions have been profiled widely in the media, notably the solicitor who complimented a barrister on LinkedIn and most recently, cricketer Chris Gayle asked out sports journalist Mel McLaughlin for a drink live on air.
A grassroots survey has revealed a few gems sent on LinkedIn that had to be shared for comical value alone.
You can decide whether they are offensive or flattering.
These are actual messages sent via LinkedIn. Thankfully we won't be revealing the identities of the senders.
“You are very beauty, sexy. if u come to my city, i will show around u with a great joy. i will wait u.”
“Pleasure to meet you here on LinkedIn. Ummmm, if you don’t mind, may I know your martial status?” (NB: That’s not a typo.)
“Are you single?”
“Why aren’t you replying to my messages? Maybe you’d be more comfortable if you whatsapped me.”
“How old are you and are you single?”
“I did CSS. Now posted at Lahore. We are four brothers and two sisters. All are married except sister and me. All family lives in Canada. I have done MPhil Management, 5 feet 9 inches height.I am interested in marriage.”
“You have an impressive profile. And an equally impressive photo.”
“I've never really approached someone like this before but couldn't resist not sending you a message, love the way you look! Here’s my number if your interested! Sorry in advance if I've offended you. XX”
“I would like to introduce our products and services to you. Although I would prefer to offer you my personal services. x”
“Salam, I’m 35 and looking for a life partner. Here’s my number. Text me.”
“I am bored of my husband. Am thinking about entering a female relationship. Would you like to enter with me?”
“Hi Miss World.”
“Salam alaikum. Jumma Mubarak. Are you single?”
'Are You Muslim, Hindu or Sikh? I don't care you know.'
'If I send you my number you will call me. I am waiting'