The dawn of office relationships: Should you get into one?

1 in five employees has had a casual or random sexual hookup with their colleague.

1 in five employees has had a casual or random sexual hookup with their colleague.

What you need to know:

  • 58 percent of all employees have engaged in a romantic relationship with a colleague. 72 percent of workers aged 50 years and above have previously been romantically involved with a colleague.
  • 1 in five employees will admit to cheating on their spouse with a colleague while 44 percent of all employees will acknowledge knowing colleagues who have affairs at the workplace or on business trips.
  • Nearly two-thirds of employees who have office romance prefer to keep it a secret.  

In the modern working space, many colleagues have dated or even married their colleagues. Others have had episodes of office romance from time to time. And with sexual liberation and modernity, the office has also been a fertile ground for extramarital affairs. But in any given instance, office romance has different rules from an ordinary romantic relationship.

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