Linkedin and online dating service
When she first came across the profile of Nick Doble, an area manager at Booking.com, she sent him a Linked In invitation to connect with the intention of doing business together.
“While anything goes in dating, dating from Linked In can be a shot in the dark.
He was cruising members with the proper credentials when he happened upon Rosalia Lopez de Alda, a 26-year-old professional tennis player with the Women’s Tennis Association — the same group to which Serena and Venus Williams belong.
His first thoughts weren’t about her good looks (she didn’t even have a picture on her Linked In profile), but about her tennis game.
“I was curious if I could beat her,” says Marcus, the former captain of the UConn tennis team. But she had a pretty good idea of whom she was dealing with, as she’d done research on her own after viewing his Linked In credentials.
After the pair exchanged several messages on Linked In and Marcus did some due diligence — such as finding Alda’s photo online — he invited her to bat a few balls around on a local tennis court. The two, both based in Texas, hit it off, and have been dating ever since.