AshleyMadison.com the leading Dating site for married people reveals why workplace affairs should be avoided
Are you currently swooning over a work colleague and tempted to take your workplace flirtations to the next level? A new survey reveals data on sexual attraction in the workplace and how the holiday office party is a catalyst to detrimental inter-office affairs.
Of the 23,455* members polled, 46.1% of men and 37.4% of women admitted to having had an affair with a work colleague. Of those, the majority had their first encounter at an office holiday party (72.2% of women compared to 59.8% of men).
“The findings aren’t that surprising since office affairs are our biggest competitor, even more than other dating sites or Facebook,” says Noel Biderman, founder and CEO of AshleyMadison.com. “Office affairs are risky and the messy aftermath is one of the reasons people then come to our discreet dating site. When an office affair turns sour, it can be damaging to employees’ reputations and can even end in job loss.”
Working closely on projects with office peers can prompt unexpected feelings for those of the opposite sex. Of the men who admitted to having an office affair, 38.7% did so with an associate at the same level, and 23.8% with an assistant. Of the women who said they had an affair with a colleague, the majority (34.5%) cheated with an associate at the same level and 30.9% with a supervisor.
Is strictly fantasizing about a colleague acceptable? 89.1% of men and 83.2% of women have thought about having an affair with a work colleague,and even more so, 94.7% of men and 96.3% of women have sexual fantasies about colleagues.With so many confessing to having naughty thoughts about their work peers, how many will give in when the perfect tryst opportunity presents itself? The holiday season brings office parties, a setting where temptation abounds.
* A survey of 23,455 (12,565 females and 10,890 males) AshleyMadison.com members.