When we received the results from CareerBuilder's annual office survey that 40 percent of the 52,000 surveyed admitted to dating a co-worker, we thought the number was, honestly, a bit low. Just four in ten? No way. Perhaps we hang with a sexually deviant bunch, but an informal survey of our own kind would rank at about 6 or 7 out of 10 (at the very least). And the remaining three? They were just unsuccessful. Office Dating Rules You May Not Know
After all, it's a natural temptation for most whether you're a school teacher, Dave Letterman, Jim and Pam on The Office or President of the United States. Dipping your pen in the company ink, unfortunately, seems to be a natural conclusion to being trapped in a room with members of the opposite sex (with whom you share at least vaguely common interests) for 40 hours (or more) a week. Letterman Kicked Out Of His Home?
As with most things sexual (excluding easy orgasms), it behooves you to be female. The results also said more men than women are crushing in the workplace (4 percent for ladies, 11 percent for men), and females have a better chance of dating a higher-up. Only 19 percent of men have accomplished the feat, while 30 percent of women found themselves getting cozy with a more powerful co-worker. Office Romances Can Be Tricky
Not surprising were the ways in which many of these couples got their start; oftentimes involving (stop us if you've heard this one before) alcohol. Happy hours, holiday parties and business trips.
What about you? Have you ever dated a coworker?