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I guess you could look at the new Hitch.me dating site as a way to kill two birds with one stone: you need a job and you probably want a man with job, so why not knock both of those goals out at one time?
The dating site lets users sign in with their LinkedIn profiles and then browse resumes of other users to pick potential mates based on their occupations. Luckily, activity on Hitch.me is kept private from LinkedIn so you don’t look too suspect, and settings can be adjusted so that only certain types of people can see your profile.
Naveed Nadir, 29, says he started the site because so many of his friends complained about not being able to find matches on some of the larger dating sites, and he also wanted to establish legitimacy by showing people really are who they say they are online.
“You’re not a scammer, you’re not faking your name, you’re not faking your ID,” he said.
Hitch.me also differs from other sites in that there’s no monthly fee. Users pay per credit to send smiles, pitches (200 word messages) or presentations (pictures and videos) to people they want to get to know a little better; $10 gets you 300 credits which is good for six private message.
While the dating model sounds a little odd, Nadir says people are biting. More than 700 users signed up within 24 hours of its launch. One thing this site is good for is taking the “he ain’t got no job” disappointment out of a first date.
What do you think about using LinkedIn profiles to find a mate? Would you give Hitch.me a try?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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