LinkedIn may make it easier to better yourself personally and professionally, but it isnt designed for dating. Choosing to use it as a dating site will require a lot more legwork than it would do at say a networking event, or by using one of the more well-known dating apps.
Do people date using LinkedIn?
LinkedIn should not be used to find dates the way other channels are. It is designed to be a professional environment, and many people will find it inappropriate to use it for dating. However, as a professional networking channel it IS meant to connect people. But it is NOT a dating site.
Are LinkedIn messages private?
LinkedIn provides a way to send and receive private messages that you can access in your LinkedIn mailbox. You can send and receive private messages only with 1st‐degree connections. Or you might want to request an endorsement or testimonial, which you can do via private message.