Looking for an office romance? head for the IT department

Workers looking for an office romance should head for the IT department when Valentine's Day approaches, says Business Environment (BE), the UK serviced offices provider.
According to a BE survey, 55% of IT workers revealed they had had a relationship or fling with someone they worked with. They were closely followed by 54% of marketing, advertising and PR professionals and 53% of workers in telecoms also admitted that they'd had a work based relationship. Of the 3000 respondents, only 37% said they'd had a relationship based at work, compared with 63% who had not.  

Interestingly, graduate trainees and scientists were the least likely to have a work based relationship: 81% of graduate trainees and 74% of scientists revealed that they'd had no romantic encounters at work!
Steve Moore, BE's marketing manager commissioned the wide ranging survey which surveyed office workers throughout the UK and across a broad spread of industries.  He commented: "this is a fascinating insight into the personal lives of the UK office workers. It's certainly thrown up a few surprises and challenged the office stereotypes that we assume to be true. It was particularly interesting to see that science and technology based professions have a higher incidence of office romances; as this may not necessarily reflect many people's assumptions."

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