Younger workers are more open to dating someone in their office in comparison to older workers, according to the latest survey by JobsCentral.
The survey revealed that 46.4% of workers aged below 30 are receptive to office romances, and this is in contrast with the attitudes of older workers, who generally disapprove of such relationships. 64.9% of those aged 41 to 50 said they will avoid dating someone in the office.
Men are also more receptive to office romances compared to women, with 44% of them open to dating someone from the office. Nearly two-thirds (63.9%) of female respondents indicated that they would not date their colleagues.
However, men are most averse to dating their superiors (60.5%) while women are most averse to dating their subordinates (75.8%).
“Singapore workers are generally wary of potential gossip that may arise from office romances, so many will either shy away from it or keep it under wraps. There seems to be an unwritten rule to draw a clear line between work and romance, particularly between managers and those who report to them,” said Michelle Lim, Chief Operations Officer, of JobsCentral Group.
A total of 2,281 respondents took the survey, which was conducted online from August to September 2011.
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