LinkedFin takes connections to a romantic new level
By Sharon Miki, Humour Editor
In an effort to keep us all in a horrible state of perpetual awkwardness, the business-oriented social networking site LinkedFin has implemented a new feature: endorsements from ex-lovers.
“What it all comes down to is ‘Is this useful?’—and we think it is,” said company spokesperson Kim Kesha. “Having your ex-boyfriend rate your performance as a partner gives you the satisfaction of knowing how you did, while also letting future paramours know what they’re getting into.”
Endorsing an ex couldn’t be easier: whenever you log in to your LinkedFin account, pop ups prompt you to answer a series of questions about your old flames. If you click to “endorse,” you’re good to go! Some of the skills up for endorsement include: kissing, hugging, listening, cooking, fellatio, hand holding, taste in music, family drama, sugar daddyness, cunnilingus, and getting you.
Industry analysts note that the new ex-endorsement feature is a natural step for the social networking platform, as LinkedFin already has the deliciously stalky advantage of showing users who has viewed their profiles—something sites like Facebook and Twitter are woefully lacking.
However, not all users are excited about the new feature.
“Oh great, so just when I thought I was done with that loser, I have to sit around worrying about how he’ll rate me now?” said jilted ex, Shannon Yoshida. “And, like, is not rating people something that people will be offended by now? Ugh. I already have to retweet and like so much crap just to avoid my friends with benefits from getting sulky—this is the worst.”