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Kisses in Emails Sparking Office Romance

Kisses in Emails Sparking Office Romance

A survey just released by has discovered that most colleagues who are romantically involved with one another began the affair thanks to an email signed off with a kiss.

Once the ΓÇÿxΓÇÖ signature is introduced into email correspondence or text messaging, the green light is given to pursue a relationship.

Understood by some to be a gesture of friendship or to soften an otherwise strictly-business email, many workers find the gesture to be intimate and encouraging.

And when it comes to winking emoticons, stand back! 71% of women consider the wink face to be tantamount to a date proposal ΓÇô as do 90% of men.

Other surveys have revealed the secret liaisons of the working world, including the following statistics unearthed by Career Builder earlier this year:

ΓÇó 38% of workers are dating colleagues

ΓÇó 37% keep it a secret at work

ΓÇó 31% married their office paramours

So is it suggestive email signatures setting off all these office-based love affairs?

It is for 59% of men, who have gone from a wink and a kiss to a date. And it is for 45% of women, who received the same treatment and pursued intimacy with the sender.

According to a survey of 18-29 year old full-time employees undertaken by Workplace Options, an incredible 84% would be happy to pursue relationships at work ΓÇô beating 36% aged 30-46 years old and 29% aged 47-66 years old.

Do you consider workplace winks and kisses to be flirtatious or do you use them as a gesture of friendship? Tell us in the comments below.

Elsewhere on the Blog…

ΓÇó IT Workers Top List for Office Romances

ΓÇó Paired Up With Your PC This ValentineΓÇÖs?

ΓÇó Email Blunders To Make You Cringe

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