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4 in 10 have had an office romance, survey finds


Workplace romance is a staple of TV shows, and not that uncommon in real life, either.

Love across the cubicle walls is pretty commonplace, but you may not want to hold out for your co-worker sweetheart to put a ring on it.

A just-in-time for Valentine’s Day survey from jobs website CareerBuilder finds that 39 percent of workers have dated a co-worker at least once over the course of their career.

Still, only 30 percent of those who had dated a co-worker said the romance led to marriage.

The online survey of more than 4,000 workers was conducted by Harris Interactive in November.

The survey also found that most co-workers had dated a peer, but three in 10 admitted to dating their boss or someone else above them in the hierarchy.

Most people were open about their office romance, but a substantial minority – 35 percent – said they’d kept their romance confidential.