A SEEDY trend in dating sees men ditching apps like Tinder in favour of less conventional methods to wangle their way into sex.

Creeps are now exploiting certain tech platforms not designed for dating to make their moves, including on LinkedIn and Airbnb.

One bloke even bragged to The Sun Online about his conquests specifically taking advantage of the connection culture on LinkedIn to lure women into "professional" meet-ups ó which were actually intended to be anything but.

He said: "It really just began with me finding extremely attractive women on LinkedIn and trying to connive ways to meet up with them.

"So I would invent reasons as to why we should meet up for coffee.

"I found women in HR to be particularly receptive to this, both because their profession lends itself to that, but also because they tended to be people disappointed with their lives open to new adventures and learning about things beyond their horizons.

"These were typically girls who studied something in the humanities ó Shakespeare or whatever ó and ended up in a pretty dull, bureaucratised corporate structure."

The LinkedIn lecher would make sure their supposed networking meeting was late enough in the day that they wouldn't return to the office and could be persuaded to go for drinks.

And the Oxford-educated schemer even defended his behaviour as a more "authentic" approach to genuine romance than dating apps as he automatically knew more about the people he was deceiving.

"When meetings ensued, there were fewer 'duds' ó girls with whom it was difficult to get through a drink's worth of conversation with," he explained.

But he also admitted: "Certainly on some occasions I was only out for a shag."

He also claimed to have used his position as an Airbnb host to "clean up" with guests staying in one of his properties.

"On several occasions my hosting responsibilities dipped into romantic dalliances.

"Here, too, the fundamental advantage is one of mindset: whereas on a date the fear of judgement or rejection can be overwhelming, the relationship between Airbnb host and guest is initially purely transactional."

But he did warn that Airbnb probably isn't the best way of "adding to his body count".

In recent years, huge controversies have sprung up concerning women being inappropriately approached on LinkedIn because of their profile pictures.

In 2015, lawyer Charlotte Proudman was told by senior law partner Alexander Carter-Silk that she had a "stunning picture", triggering a backlash of accusations of sexism in professional industries.

And in October this year, sales trainer Meg Stickland was bombarded with inappropriate messages which she called "everyday sexism".

Some advocacy groups are now advising people to take extra care when using these platforms.

Sarah Martinez, an Online Safety Expert at Get Safe Online, said: "LinkedIn is about networking so itís understandable that people keep their profiles more open but perhaps review your settings so youíre not sharing everything with the whole world and just show your name and job title instead.

"If someone is starting to send you messages you donít want, block them and report them to the social media site.

"From a personal safety point of view, if you are meeting someone in person that you have met online, make sure you do it in a public space and tell someone where youíre going."