There is an old saying about “Never dip your pen in company ink.

It is a smart one, usually meant to warn of dangers dealing with office romance, work place hookups, and desk dates.

I’ve had a minor successful work place romance. We dated for over 6 months, and when we broke up, it was due to feelings not growing. Nothing work place related, besides the fact that that is how we got to know each other.

My co-worker John Riggs met his beautiful bride Michelle at our work place, and have been happily married for 23 years.

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You might have your own opinion on the matter, but how does the rest of Washington feel?

DatingAdvice.com asked 3,000 people nationwide the questions:

What are the current attitudes toward office romances?

Are they still seen as acceptable or has the sentiment shifted?

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The result here in the evergreen state? 36%, more than 1-in-3 Washingtonians see office romances as a bad idea. Even to the point they should be banned.

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Compared to the national average, 52% of respondents feel that office romances are outdated.


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If you want to be mischievous with the Washington numbers, 1 out of 3 are against it, meaning, the other two in the office are the ones who might be putting in some overtime and scoring some office benefits.


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For a full breakdown of Dating Advice’s survey, including how they would handle a company-wide accidental romantic e-mail, visit DatingAdvice.com.

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