Office romances are a common part of the business world, and according to a recent survey it’s more prevalent than many think. A CareerBuilder’s survey found nearly two in five (38%) of U.S. workers have dated someone who worked for the same company, and 16% said they have done so more than once.
The national survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from November 6 to December 2, 2013, and included a representative sample of 3,008 full-time, private sector workers across industries and company sizes.
Check out more findings from the survey:
31 PERCENT: Married their office sweetheart
20 PERCENT: Said at least one person in the office romance was married
24 PERCENT: Said office sweetheart was higher up in the organization, including the boss.
3 PERCENT: Said the relationship helped them progress in their career
INDUSTRIES WITH THE MOST ROMANCE
57 PERCENT: Leisure and Hospitality
51 PERCENT: Utilities
46 PERCENT: Information Technology
42 PERCENT: Transportation
38 PERCENT: Financial Services