SURVEY RESULTS: Our Readers Share Their Crazy Stories Of Office Romance

More people in your office are dating or hooking up than you think.

We surveyed our readers, and nearly 1,500 replied to our questions, including: Have you ever had a romantic encounter with anyone at work? Would you date someone on your team? And do you have any great stories for us?

While it’s no surprise that people have some crazy stories, the most interesting takeaway is that more people have successfully dated and married a coworker than you’d think. But still, proceed with caution.

The majority of people have either dated or hooked up with someone at work

Only 19% of people say dating someone at work is strictly off-limits

A surprising 46% of people said that they would date someone in their department

In fact, many people have married co-workers

'Story one: Dated someone in a tiny office. Terrible idea. Really painful. Vowed never to repeat. Seven years later, bigger office: Broke my rule. Married her. Very glad I did.'

'I met my wife at work, helped get her a job, was her mentor, and we married after our bosses fired one of us. The other quit, and we worked at two other offices together before the economy tanked. We're still happily married and planning for kids. Best decision I ever made.'

'Been dating for 1 year. Best relationship in my life.'

'I met my husband at work 11 years ago in a direct marketing company. We were both order processors and ending up becoming account directors --- sometimes working together on projects. Two beautiful children later, while we do not work together any longer (he was laid off in a hostile company takeover -- I wasn't).'

'Dated my coworker; happily married for 11 years now. All is good.'

'I married a woman that I met at work 22 years ago.'

'I dated her. I married her. We have since moved on to jobs with separate organisations.'

If you do decide to date someone at work, be careful to consider the risks

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