2011 Vault Office Romance Survey Results


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2011 Vault Office Romance Survey Results

  1. 1. www.vault.com<br />2011<br />Vault Office Romance Survey<br />ABOUT US<br />AUDIENCE<br />PRODUCTS & SERVICES<br />
  2. 2. (Almost) Everyone is Doing It.<br />www.vault.com<br />Battle of the Sexes?<br /><ul><li> More men (23.3%) than women (15.4%) reported having short-term flings with co-workers.
  3. 3. But women (22.2%) are more likely than men (14.7%) to have had a long-term, serious relationship with an office mate.</li></ul>Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  4. 4. Live (and Love) for Today<br />www.vault.com<br />Willingness to take romantic risks decreases with age: <br /><ul><li> 11.54% of 18-21 year olds said the economy made them more willing to take romantic risks
  5. 5. 4.74% 35 to 39 olds were similarly willing
  6. 6. Just 1.56% of over 50’s said the economy had increased their willingness to take risks</li></ul>Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  7. 7. Some Relationships Are More Acceptable than Others<br />*Respondents could pick more than one answer to this question. <br />Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  8. 8. Some People Know When to Put Career First <br />www.vault.com<br />"I learned my lesson the first time I dated a co-worker in a part-time college job; it's a quick way to tarnish your reputation.“<br />"We work so much. if I were single, why would I pass up an opportunity to date someone cool just because I work with her? It's all about maintaining a separation between work and romance."<br />Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  9. 9. It Isn’t Always About Sex (No, Really!)<br />www.vault.com<br />"My wife even calls her (my coworker) my second wife. I talk to my coworker more during the day than I do my wife in the evening... I even caught myself saying "Love you" to her ending a call... a couple times... once in front of my wife, but thank god we all found it funny. “<br />Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  10. 10. Managerial Perks?<br />www.vault.com<br />Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  11. 11. Knock Before Entering<br />www.vault.com<br /><ul><li> One-third of those who have had office romances have engaged in workplace trysts
  12. 12. Men (38%) are more likely to have had romantic “encounters” at the office than women (26%)</li></ul>Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  13. 13. “They Either Didn’t Realize or Didn’t Care”<br />www.vault.com<br />"It is very difficult to keep yourself out of the gossip pool once rumors begin to spread.”<br />"People's gossip took a toll on my managerial capacity. My subordinates were not as respectful as they were once they found out.“<br />Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  14. 14. www.vault.com<br />Get a Room!<br />"Some people don't know how to handle a relationship at work, so they act like they are home together. It's a bit off-putting.“<br />"You do what you have to do to move up the ranks.”<br />"A coworker had a relationship that ended in a break up […] she wanted people to take sides and the whole thing was horribly uncomfortable for ages.”<br />Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />
  15. 15. “Forbidden is Fun”<br />www.vault.com<br />"For sure. I spend so much time at work that it's hard to meet people outside of work.“<br />"No. There is simply too much at risk on both a professional and private basis. The risks far outweighs the rewards.”<br />Vault Office Romance Survey 2011<br />