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Who Finds Love at Work?


We spend the bulk of our waking hours at the office, so it’s not surprising that many people wind up dating someone at work — at least for a while. Nine percent of people even wind up marrying a co-worker. If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, where you work and where you live both matter, when it comes to upping your odds.

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PayScale’s data package Who Finds Love at Work? looked at the cities and occupations most conducive to office romance.

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The top 5 cities were:

1. Chattanooga, TN

2. Des Moines, IA

3. Toledo, OH

4. Tucson, AZ

5. Cape Coral, FL

And the top 5 professions:

1. Food Service Managers: Average Salary: $39,762 per year.

2. Cooks: Average Salary: $9.80 per hour.

3. Dispatchers: Average Salary, $13.37 per hour.

4. Advertising & Promotions Managers: Average Salary, $50,758 per year.

5. Claims Adjusters: Average Salary, $46,380 per year

So there you have it: if you’re looking for love, food service is where it’s at. Roughly 25 percent of food service workers have dated a co-worker. Finally, it you’re just looking for a fling, you’ll need this information. Also, a solid (working) relationship with HR.

And speaking of HR: it probably goes without saying, but you’ll want to check with them before dating your co-workers, seriously or casually. Some companies have policies against dating colleagues — and if you break the rules, you can be fired

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Jen Hubley Luckwaldt
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