A woman has revealed how a stranger on a dating app found her on LinkedIn – using only her first name and second initial after they matched on a dating app.
The singleton, who lives in the UK, explained that she had only exchanged a few messages with a match on Bumble when he asked for her first name, and used the limited information to look her up on the professional networking platform.
She said the man then proceeded to contact her at work despite her telling him that the LinkedIn request had made her feel uncomfortable, leading to him accusing her of ‘low behaviour’.
Having revealed the man had used his own work email to send the message, many Mumsnet users accused him of harassment and advised the woman to contact his HR department.
However others said he was entitled to message her on the work site after she blocked him on the dating app.
A woman, who lives in the UK, has accused a man of harassment for contacting her on multiple platforms after matching on a dating app (file image)
Posting on Mumsnet, the woman explained the man found her on LinkedIn using just her first name then proceeded to contact her at work
The woman admitted the experience has discouraged her from giving her name out in the future.
She wrote: ‘I matched with someone online last week on Bumble. I don’t use my name on my profile but only my initials.
‘We had a few pleasant messages and he asked my name and I told him my first name only. I then receive a LinkedIn request, which weirded me out. I don’t message him for a day and then he messaged to ask if I started to ignore him.
‘I said no, busy with family. I then messaged him a few days later to say I was uncomfortable he sent me a LinkedIn request based on so little info.
‘Anyway, he’s just messaged me at work saying “thanks for the low behavior wish you the same”. It’s from his work email.
‘I know there isn’t anything I can do except be vigilant and not give out my name in future, but just wanted to share my experience.’
Many responses to the post advised the woman to report the man to the HR department of his workplace and Bumble
Many responses to the post advised the woman to report the man and agreed contacting her on multiple platforms is inappropriate.
One person wrote: ‘It’s awful, he already has a totally legit way of talking to you on the dating app. You are still talking so the only reason to go off-site is to prove some sort of power or control.
‘He wasn’t trying LinkedIn because your jobs are similar and for professional reasons. He wants …….