You’ve heard the warning. “Don’t date someone from work.” We all fear the awkward aftermath of co-worker relationships-gone-wrong. But for those travel agents who work in brick-and-mortar offices as opposed to those home-based, it may be surprising to know that there are more Jim and Pam endings, the fan-favorite couple on "The Office," than you think.
According to a recent Reuters survey released on Tuesday, 40 percent of U.S. workers have dated an office colleague and 31 percent of those have gone on to marriage. And the taboo concept of dating your superior? Not so taboo. A third of those surveyed said that in the last year, they had dated someone with a more senior position in the company. 42 percent of those dated their boss.
While 14 percent of men say they would like to date a co-worker, women are more hesitant, with only five percent expressing interest. Maybe women are more concerned that they will have to leave their job. But with that occurring only seven percent of the time, the odds are in favor. So with Valentine’s Day coming up, perhaps it’s not such a bad idea to take a quick scan around the cubicles and see who you find.