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Could your cube mate be your soul mate too

Our annual office romance survey
Kaitlin Madden, CareerBuilder Writer

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Is that a co-worker knocking on your office door, or is it love? Turns out, theres a good chance it could be both.

Dating a colleague may be considered a faux pas at many companies, but thats not stopping workers from doing it anyway. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, interoffice dating is not only common, it has a fairly high success rate. Thirty-eight percent of people surveyed said theyd dated a co-worker at least once during their career and of those, 31 percent eventually went on to marry said co-worker. Still, interoffice dating should be approached cautiously. Whether youre dating someone higher up or a colleague at the same level, office romances are always tricky, says Rosemary Haefner,vice presidentof human resources at CareerBuilder.

First and foremost, it is important to know your companys office dating policy. Remember to stay professional and draw a boundary line between your personal life and the workplace. Want to know how many people date the boss, what industries are most conducive to office romance and where most relationships between co-workers begin? Check out the infographic, below.



Last Updated: 22/02/2012 - 11:15 AM


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