In February we brought you the top five cities and industry sectors where workplace romance is most likely to blossom throughout the UK, now it's time to reveal WHEN co-workers tend to get all cosy! Drum roll please…
According to a recent workplace relationship study, employees are TWICE as likely to hook up during the WINTER MONTHS with a sizeable 66% of respondents' relationships beginning during the festive period! Maybe not so surprisingly, 31% of first kisses between staff members happen at the infamous Christmas party with merriment, mistletoe and one or two alcoholic beverages proving to be a somewhat potent combination!
Of the two thousand UK-based professionals surveyed, almost half had previously dated a colleague at some point during their career, although 38% of them would rather keep such exploits on the down-low for a variety of reasons. Firstly, employers generally aren't keen on the idea with 26% admitting that they prefer their staff not to get involved with one another. There are some exceptions however, as 12% of workers confessed to dating the boss! Additional cases for keeping things under wraps included dangerous liaisons with married partners which accounted for 20% of all office flings while there was no 'happy ever after' for the 15% of employees who revealed that a workplace fling actually cost them their job at one time or another!
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