You can list your marital status on your LinkedIn Profile.
This profile field seemed absolutely out of place to me. What does my marital status have to do with my business connections? While discussing this with friends, they seemed to think it was more along the lines of a CV than a resume. On one level, that makes sense. LinkedIn is a large, international website that needs to cater to people of all backgrounds.
Still, what does being married have to do with your ability to do a job?
This leads me to to think that LinkedIn is slowly building a dating platform. I’d like to suggest a name of LinkedIn Singles.
LinkedIn Singles would be awesome. You can see everything a person wants about their work history and business sense. You’ll know if other people recommend them, and if they are on the path to success. You’re no longer trying to figure out what someone’s personality is like based on a few listed interests. Instead, you can make judgements about what they might be like based on stereotypes of their job, how they wrote their profile, and any other interests they list.
Or maybe it would just be really creepy.
Why do you think LinkedIn allows you to list marital status? Do you think it should even be there, and would you date someone from LinkedIn?
Come on people, I want to know all your secret thoughts about your business network.