We recently wrote a post about holiday party pitfalls. Today, we revisit this timely topic.
A lot of companies are forgoeing the office party this year thanks to shrinking bottom lines, but that will never do away with our favorite part — canoodling co-workers.
C’mon, you know you relish the stories that circulate the day after. Who was spotted flirting near the DJ booth? Who was standing just a little too close to each other beside the chocolate fountain? Who left together after the gang went to the bar for some post-party cocktails? If there’s anything we’ll miss about the company party, it’s this.
In a new survey of thousands of singles nationwide, Avalanche, LLC, owner of leading online dating sites Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com, asked about its users work crushes: “With the recession many of you won’t be having office holiday parties this year. But, if you were, whom would you end up hooking up with?”
Here’s what respondents said:
Among women, the majority (63.3%) named the hot male co-worker, while 23.3% said the single boss. This was followed by the sexy female worker at 6.7% and a tie at 3.3% each among the married supervisor, someone they supervise, the receptionist and the mailroom guy.
Among men, 60.7% said they’d go for the sexy female co-worker, 21.4% said someone they supervise and 17.9% said the receptionist. Another 10.7% said the single boss would be the target of their affections, while a married supervisor, hot male co-worker and the mailroom guy tied at 3.6%.