Thursday, September 18, 2014
BeLinked Mashes Up LinkedIn, Tinder For Dating
What would happen if you mashed up the business centric world of LinkedIn, with the hot-dating action of Tinder? You'd get BeLinked, a new Los Angeles-based service which uses LinkedIn's social graph to help connect you with dates. BeLinked, which is led by Max Fischer, said this week that it has launched a new iOS app which helps match people through LinkedIn, using that site's extensive professional networking emphasis to better match potential dates. The app uses LinkedIn profiles and information such as gender, age, location, industry and school, and combines that with a Tinder-like "like" or "pass" on potential dates. Fischer--a former investment professional--said that the app came out of his own interest in dating other young professionals.