Office Romances Abound in Today’s Workplace

Office Romances Abound in Today’s Workplace

Love and WorkLove and Work

37% of employees surveyed have dated a co-worker, and 30% of those courtships have led to marriage.

Shhh!Shhh!

36% of surveyed workers who have had an office romance kept the relationship a secret, even though 25% of those who date colleagues have accidentally run into co-workers while out with their significant other.

Risky RomanceRisky Romance

25% of those who have had an office relationship have dated someone in a higher position than them –including their boss.

Where Co-Workers Discover That Initial Romantic SparkWhere Co-Workers Discover That Initial Romantic Spark

Happy hours: 12%, Late nights on the job: 11%, Lunches: 11%, Chance meetings outside of work: 10%

Job QualificationJob Qualification

23% of professionals said that a person’s livelihood influences whether they’d date him or her.

Workplace Dating Deal Breakers: Steady PaycheckWorkplace Dating Deal Breakers: Steady Paycheck

39% of professionals said they wouldn’t date someone who doesn’t work on a consistent basis.

Workplace Dating Deal Breakers: Three’s a CrowdWorkplace Dating Deal Breakers: Three’s a Crowd

25% wouldn’t date someone if that person has already dated another co-worker.

Workplace Dating Deal Breakers: Long GoneWorkplace Dating Deal Breakers: Long Gone

21% wouldn’t date someone if that person travels extensively for work.

Workplace Dating Deal Breakers: Schedule ConflictWorkplace Dating Deal Breakers: Schedule Conflict

8% said they wouldn’t date someone who works nights, and 6% said the same about people who work weekends.

Workplace Dating Deal Breakers: Compensation IssueWorkplace Dating Deal Breakers: Compensation Issue

6% wouldn’t date a person who makes less than they do.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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