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Are workers at San Antonio jobs finding true love?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

It may be true that workers at San Antonio jobs can may find their significant others at work.

According to CareerBuilder’s annual Valentine’s Day survey, 37 percent of workers have dated a coworker, and 33 percent of those office romances have led to marriage — on par with last year’s findings.

Of those who have had an office romance, nearly 1 in 4 (23 percent) have dated someone in a higher position than them — a more common occurrence for women than men (26 percent versus 20 percent). And as if dating a superior wasn’t risky enough, 17 percent of office romances involved at least one person who was married at the time.

But are these employees breaking the rules? More than 2 in 5 employees (45 percent) don’t know whether their company has a dating policy in place.

One third of workers who have had an office romance (33 percent) had to keep their relationship a secret at work, which can be easier said than done. More than one 1 in 4 workers who have had an office romance (27 percent) have run into co-workers while out with their office sweetheart (10 percent pretended they weren’t dating, while 17 percent admitted to it).

But even the most secretive of office romances may not be so secret after all: 65 percent of employees say they’re confident they know the relationship status of everyone in their office.

Among those who have had an office romance, more than 1 in 10 say their trysts began late night on the job (12 percent). The next most popular place for amore to bloom was happy hour after work (10 percent), followed by chance meetings outside of work (10 percent), and lunches (9 percent). Nearly 1 in 10 workers who have had an office romance (9 percent) claim they fell for their workplace loves at first sight.

About 1 in 5 employees (22 percent) say what someone does for a living influences whether they would date that person (20 percent of men and 24 percent of women), and 18 percent say they’re attracted to people who have a similar job as them (22 percent of men and 14 percent of women).