Los Angeles, California
In what most are calling an interesting expansion into an incredibly niche market, the primarily professional networking platform threw its (leather) gloves into the dating app world.
“While we still want to maintain a professional image, we want to give some of our users the opportunity to express themselves and potentially find love in the form of hot wax and leather,” said LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner in a press conference early Monday morning.
KinkedIn had been in a private beta for the majority of 2017. “We had a few…kinks we had to work out,” noted KinkedIn’s incredibly fucking weird Chief Product Officer who goes by Hans.
Users are able to connect with other people they think would be a good match, similar to the LinkedIn connection interface. Additional to the messaging functionality, users are able to endorse each other for certain skills, most of which we are not sure of what they mean nor do we wish to investigate further.
“It almost seems as if they flipped the entire LinkedIn functionality into a mobile dating app. I’m interested to see how this plays out. At first, I couldn’t help but question the move. I mean, an app for fetishes. Really? But then I realized, the fetish community is really tight knit.Not that I would know or anything. This has the potential to go viral just based purely on word of mouth,” noted Clark Dixon, who had access to the private beta.