Office Romance

  • Love at Work: 5 Couples Tell Their Stories

    Love at Work: 5 Couples Tell Their Stories

    What better place to learn more about a person than at work

    With the amount of time we spend at work, it's not surprising that sparks start to fly. Here are five couples who met at work, each with a story of their own. Continue Reading

  • Work Late, Because You Might Meet Your Spouse: Office Romance By Numbers

    Work Late, Because You Might Meet Your Spouse: Office Romance By Numbers

    24 percent admit they've dated one of their superiors

    The facts are in. Everything you wanted to know about the frequency and characteristics of workplace romances. We've even got a pie chart! Continue Reading

  • Dating A Co-Worker: Do's And Don'ts

    Dating A Co-Worker: Do's And Don'ts

    Was your first date at the company cafe?

    Co-worker dating is pretty common and shouldn't be a problem as long as both colleagues set some ground rules. Continue Reading

  • Married To Their Work -- And Each Other

    Married To Their Work -- And Each Other

    Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. Jean Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir. Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. History is littered with cautionary tales of couples who tried to work together, only to be ripped apart by frustration, jealousy, and sleeping with the other's adopted daughter. But one couple -- married for... Continue Reading

  • Office Romances: How To Have One Without Killing Your Career

    Office Romances: How To Have One Without Killing Your Career

    First the CIA chief resigned because of an affair; almost simultaneously, the president of Lockheed Martin was ousted due to an "inappropriate" relationship with a subordinate. Put aside the fact that both men are married and leaders of their organizations, which makes affairs more toxic. The question arises:... Continue Reading

  • 5 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Dating

    5 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Dating

    By Charyn Pfeuffer, PayScale That "will they or won't they" tension can be palpable in the workplace. Although Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley of the hit series, "The Office" have done their best to bring the co-worker-with-benefits scenario to the mainstream, many companies (and fellow workers) still frown upon... Continue Reading

  • Office Romances: How To Have One Without Killing Your Career

    Office Romances: How To Have One Without Killing Your Career

    First the CIA chief resigned because of an affair; almost simultaneously, the president of Lockheed Martin was ousted due to an "inappropriate" relationship with a subordinate. Put aside the fact that both men are married and leaders of their organizations, which makes affairs more toxic. The question arises:... Continue Reading

  • Office Romances On The Rise -- Again

    Office Romances On The Rise -- Again

    By Kathryn Tuggle What's the difference between the office and a singles bar? Well, nothing for some millennials. According to a study by employee benefits provider Workplace Options, 84 percent of employees aged 18 to 29 say they would date a co-worker, and 71 percent say they think workplace romance is... Continue Reading

  • Could Your Cube Mate Be Your Soul Mate Too?

    Could Your Cube Mate Be Your Soul Mate Too?

    By Katilin Madden Is that a co-worker knocking on your office door, or is it love? Turns out, there's a good chance it could be both. Dating a colleague may be considered a faux pas at many companies, but that's not stopping workers from doing it anyway. According to a new CareerBuilder survey,... Continue Reading

  • Desperately Seeking Engineers, Zoosk Woos Applicants With Dates

    Desperately Seeking Engineers, Zoosk Woos Applicants With Dates

    Upstart online-dating site Zoosk is desperately seeking software engineers and is taking a novel approach in the hope of getting its hooks into some talent -- by promising a date with one of the two actors featured in the company's TV ads. Get hired by the San Francisco-based company by Sept. 30, and "as a... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Be Married to the Boss

    What It's Like to Be Married to the Boss

    Imagine that after a long day of work you're looking forward to a relaxing evening. You get home, put on your sweats, kick up your feet and turn on the TV. But just as you're starting to unwind, your boss walks out of your kitchen and asks you what's for dinner. Continue Reading

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Famous Affairs With the Boss

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Famous Affairs With the Boss

    According to a 2011 CareerBuilder Office Romance Survey, close to 40 percent of workers say that they have dated someone they have worked with over the course of their career and 10 percent have done so over the past year. While 65 percent of those surveyed said they aren't keeping their workplace romance a... Continue Reading

  • One in Five Have Had a Secret Romance at Work

    One in Five Have Had a Secret Romance at Work

    Some people love their jobs. Others take that idea a little further and find love at work. A new study by AOL Jobs reports that 20 percent of people secretly dated a co-worker. More men said that no one found out, compared to women. The survey also found that 25 percent had an affair with someone at work --... Continue Reading

  • Best Jobs for Finding Love

    Best Jobs for Finding Love

    By Susan Johnston Given the long hours that many employees spend at the workplace, it's not surprising that some end up meeting the person of their dreams one cubicle away. Still, workplace romances can be risky, as Lizandra Vega, an executive recruiter and author of 'The Image of Success: Make a Great... Continue Reading

  • Help! My Boss is Flirting With Me

    Help! My Boss is Flirting With Me

    by Kaitlin Madden and Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder Sometimes it seems like not everyone got the memo about taboo behaviors in the workplace. The girl who excitedly plans her wedding over the phone in the middle of the day didn't get the memo. The guy who wears so much cologne that you swear he... Continue Reading

  • Odds Better for Finding Future Spouse at Work than on Most Dating Sites

    Odds Better for Finding Future Spouse at Work than on Most Dating Sites

    February is everyone's favorite time of year to investigate the pros and cons of romantic relationships that bloom in the workplace. Most are coming up with the same results, however: Workers are turning to the once "taboo" office pool in search of companionship, and it appears to be paying off. Continue Reading

  • Cupid in the Cubicle -- He Strikes More Often Than You'd Think

    Cupid in the Cubicle -- He Strikes More Often Than You'd Think

    More than half of your colleagues at work have been involved in a little a little sumpin' sumpin' at the office, and chances are that even you have succumbed as well. According to the annual Office Romance Survey conducted by Vault.com, 59 percent of respondents said that they have participated in some form... Continue Reading

  • Famous Office Romances and How to Re-create Them

    Famous Office Romances and How to Re-create Them

    You might want to rethink that policy of not dating anyone you work with. There plenty examples of wildly successful couples whose romances began and flourished on company time. Take Bill and Melinda Gates, for example. They met when Melinda began working at Microsoft in 1987, and they married in 1994. A new... Continue Reading

  • How to Flirt at Work to Get Ahead

    How to Flirt at Work to Get Ahead

    Flirting is a basic and fundamental form of social interaction that, despite the best efforts of managers and policy makers, is a daily part of most work environments. People flirt at work to find love, to get promotions, to pass the time, and sometimes because they just can't help themselves. At best, it's an... Continue Reading

  • Weak Economy is Killing Off Office Romances

    Weak Economy is Killing Off Office Romances

    In a time of massive uncertainty in the job market, there are many economic side effects. But one surprising product of a slimming job market has been the steep decline of office romances. But unlike the most likely of reasons - stress levels of workers - it's actually because of an increase in legal complaints... Continue Reading

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    From "You're Fired" to "I Do": An Unlikely Love Story

    Kelly Irish is the perfect example of how getting fired from a job doesn't necessarily have to be the end of the world. It can, in fact, be the beginning of something much bigger and better. When she found herself sitting across from her boss and hearing the words "You're fired," the last thing she expected was... Continue Reading

  • 10 Reasons People Date Co-Workers

    10 Reasons People Date Co-Workers

    Despite the abundance of advice in the blogosphere suggesting that having an office romance is career suicide, 40 percent of people surveyed admit to being involved in an office romance at some point in their careers. Whether the romances are fueled by intrigue over the well-publicized office affairs of people... Continue Reading

  • Work and Love: Can We Have it All?  Ask the Bachelor!

    Work and Love: Can We Have it All? Ask the Bachelor!

    The struggle to achieve work/life balance is familiar to most working professionals, but what about work-love balance? In the age of the Blackberries, iPhones and the 24/7 workday, finding balance between your love life and your job is a challenge that is as common as it is difficult. Just ask bachelorette Ali... Continue Reading

  • Office Flings Heat Up During Holidays

    Office Flings Heat Up During Holidays

    In a recent study conducted by Singles365.com, it was found that as many as 45% of married (or in a relationship) workers say that they would be tempted to engage in a holiday fling at the company holiday party, regardless of how attractive the co-worker is. Continue Reading

  • Is It OK to Flirt at Work?

    Is It OK to Flirt at Work?

    A giggle here, an eyelash bat there -- a playful punch or a graze of the arm, the increasingly-frequent cubicle visit: Soon it's lunches for two, maybe even drinks after work. But, much like paparazzi-plagued celebrities, you have to keep insisting that you're "just friends" to everyone around you, including... Continue Reading