Office romances may work out better on Television

Survey: Majority of workplace romances are not serious, don't lead to marriage

Published On: Feb 13 2013 12:21:31 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 13 2013 12:44:03 PM EST
Romance
DETROIT -

Whether its Jim and Pam on "The Office", or the doctors and nurses of the classic NBC drama "ER", we see office romances on TV all the time.

Are co-workers really falling in love across the cubicle walls in offices across America?

A new survey from the website CareerBuilder says many professionals are having personal feelings for their fellow employees.

The survey found 39 percent of workers have dated a co-worker at least once over the course of their career.

But, the majority of those workplace romances did not lead to anything serious.

Only 30 percent of those who reported dating a co-worker said that romance led to marriage.

The survey also found most co-workers had dated a peer, but three in 10 admitted to dating their boss or someone higher up on the corporate ladder.

Most people were open about their office romance, but a substantial minority, 35 percent , said they’d kept their romance confidential.

The online survey of more than 4,000 workers was conducted by Harris Interactive in November, but was released this week, just in time for Valentine's Day.