Business, meet pleasure

Office romances can pay off

Ever wondered if you should ask the hottie across the office out for drinks after work? The answer is probably yes, and your friends probably all offered this time-worn advice: Don’t mix business with pleasure! A recent survey by, however, shows that 31 percent of office romances end in marriage. Here are some more results from that survey:

40% of respondents have dated a co-worker

18% of people who’ve dated a co-worker have dated their boss

47% of employees working in the hospitality field reported dating a co-worker, followed by 45 percent in financial services

26% reported that what someone does for a living influences his or her level of attraction

19% said they are more attracted to people who have a similar job