How to Pick up Women on LinkedIn

by Evil HR Lady on February 11, 2020

One thing I love about being a woman on LinkedIn is the fabulous messages I get from Army Generals and entrepreneurs who find me so incredibly attractive that they have to reach out. Like this message I received today from “Greg.” 

I put “Greg” in quotation marks because, while he says that’s his name, I have my doubts. But, hey, love is love regardless of the name. Anyway, here’s the message!


How are you doing? I hope this finds you in good health. I have been going through some profiles and yours catches my attention. Your extremely beautiful and I would like to get to know more about you. I’m an entrepreneaur. Owning two businesses. One in china and one in Turkey. Widowed and searching for a woman who is like minded and would like to build my business with me. what do you thing? I hope to reading from you soon  

Regards Greg

Sadly, his message did not work on me, and I suspect it might not be effective on the other ladies on the world’s biggest dating site—errr I mean LinkedIn. So, in the spirit of Valentine’s day, I thought I’d give Greg and his fellow true love searchers some help in picking up women on LinkedIn.

To keep reading, click here: How to Pick up Women on LinkedIn

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris Hogg February 11, 2020 at 6:14 pm

Well, good for you Evil.

All I ever get are multi-million-dollar offers from Nigerian princes, refugee country presidents, or incredibly fortunate heirs who have a burning desire to share their new-found wealth with perfect strangers like me.

But in all seriousness, folks who seem to know argue that these approaches (love notes, whatever) are so over-the-top because only the gullible will reply, and only the gullible will eventually send a couple thousand to pay for the airline tickets, get the money out of escrow, or cover the costs of transferring the funds out of the Swiss bank (you know all about Swiss banks, right?).


jccbeach February 11, 2020 at 6:52 pm

Thank you for the giggle. Don’t forget, for those really charming statements a Google search can help you find the true author and nail down the plagiarism. You know like…”You are my sunshine…”


Michelle MacGaffey Alvis February 11, 2020 at 7:32 pm

Thanks Evil HR Lady, I appreciate your satire in correcting people on their weak strategies in an attempt to pick up women. I could not help but read the whole article and think “how about just don’t”…as in…don’t even attempt to do it at all on a professional site like LinkedIn? Can there be a site or safe place online for all women and men to act like the professionals we are all supposed to be? As women, we are constantly getting approached (online and in person) and have to defend our gender and constantly redefine our place in the world, I ache for a site where we as women don’t even have to worry about this at all where the intention of the site stays authentic for everyone on it — I know I sound idealistic but it is just tiring. I hope that LinkedIn is working on a plan to eliminate these types of trolls once and for all. I urge anyone (male or female) using a site like LinkedIn to approach someone for dating to take it to an actual dating site.


Dee February 11, 2020 at 10:55 pm

Dang, I have never once received such a message. Should I be insulted? 😉 But, seriously, who tries to make a hookup on LinkedIn?


Sara Ming February 12, 2020 at 4:37 pm

My first reaction to your story is that “Greg” is not his real name. Perhaps he is Turkish or Chinese and therefore makes a couple of grammatical errors in his writing because his English is not perfect. Perhaps he really does own businesses in Turkey and China. I do not post my photo on my Linkedin profile.


Lyn February 25, 2020 at 2:10 am

The first pickup line I received on LinkedIn was ‘what a beautiful smile I had.’ Thanks, but talk about my professional expertise and abilities as an HR manager.


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