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.“As soon as I got out of class and found his reply, I emailed him to ask for some of his time to discuss his experiences working with different brands and in different roles in the marketing industry.” Linked In messages quickly turned into emails, which escalated to phone calls. There is, of course, a sinister side to using it this way.They finally met in New York City in March 2014, where they fell in love. For some of the people we spoke to, Linked In has also been used as a way for cheaters to hit on people while avoiding suspicion—using the guise of professionalism to be pretty damn unprofessional.
Editor’s Note: These 5 apps were Chloe’s choices in 2015 when this article was first featured, as a follow-up to her 2013 review.
“Linked In has the lowest barrier to entry and is the least ‘risky’ social platform to connect with someone,” she says.