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Survey results on meeting lovers and partners at work 27% of people are “seeking to meet”
Points to focus on the opposite sex | 1st place is “Men: Personality / Compatibility” and “Women: Honesty”
“Everyone’s career change experience story” (https://min-ten.com) conducted a questionnaire on “meeting with a lover/partner at work” targeting single men and women in their 20s to 50s. bottom. We would like to introduce the survey results, along with the comments we received in the questionnaire, about the differences in attitudes toward encounters in the workplace and gender and age. Questionnaire theme “About encounters with lovers and partners at work” [Survey overview]
・ Survey period: June 25, 2023 to July 7, 2023
・Research agency: In-house survey
・ Survey target: Single men and women in their 20s to 50s
・Number of valid responses: 298 people, 20s: 81 people, 30s: 107 people, 40s: 76 people, 50s and over: 33 people)
・Survey method: Questionnaire survey
・ Source article: https://min-ten.com/guide/guide_19402/
1) “I am looking for a meeting at work” is 27% of the total
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In response to the question, “Are you currently looking for a lover/partner at work?”
Since 48% of the respondents answered “not looking for it,” it seems that people who are consciously seeking encounters are a minority. Percentage of “seeking/not seeking dating at work” by gender
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By age group, the highest proportion of both men and women seeking to meet at work is in their 20s.
Regarding men, it is characteristic that the percentage of people in their 40s who are looking for encounters at work is high.
More than 50% of women answered that they “do not want” in all age groups. Comments from people who are “seeking a date”
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Comments from people who “not looking for a date”
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2) Points to emphasize for the opposite sex | 1st place is “Men: Personality / Compatibility” and “Women: Honesty”
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When asked about the points they emphasized in the people they became close to in the workplace, there was a difference in trends between men and women.
In the case of men, the percentage of those who place importance on “personality/compatibility” is outstandingly high, while for women, “honesty,” “personality/compatibility,” “appearance,” and “atmosphere” all exceed the majority. It is characteristic that
Points that men emphasize on women | Questionnaire results (*multiple answers)
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As you can see in the comments, there are many men who think first of all about “what kind of impact will it have on their current work?” There seems to be a tendency to place importance on “influence on the surroundings”, such as whether it will be difficult to proceed with work or whether it will cause trouble in the workplace.
Points that women emphasize on men | Questionnaire results (*multiple answers)
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One of the reasons why women have multiple requirements for a partner is that they see it as a partner to spend a long time with.
It can be seen that there is a tendency to place importance on whether the person is a person who can be respected as a human being, such as sincerity and politeness.
3) Stories and episodes of encounters between lovers and partners at work Experiences and episodes of “It was a good meeting”
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It seems that in many cases, the fact that there were many points of contact at work, or that one side of the person you learned through work gave you a favorable impression, led to the development of a relationship.
The fact that it’s easy to get closer to someone whose situation is similar to yours, or who you have a lot in common with, is not limited to workplace romance.
As you can see from the comments that “we were naturally close to each other”, it seems that workplace romances are progressing without much resistance if the other person is comfortable dating.
Experience stories and episodes of “It wasn’t a very good encounter”
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27% of the total said they are looking for a meeting at work. 48% are not looking for a date
35% of men are looking for a date, while 17% of women
The points that men emphasize on women are 1st “personality / compatibility (74%)”, 2nd “honesty (44%)”, and 3rd “appearance / cleanliness (38%)”.
The points that women emphasize for women are 1st “honesty (67%)”, 2nd “character/compatibility (62%)”, and 3rd “appearance/cleanliness (55%)”.
In the survey comments, there are many cautious opinions about workplace romance From the survey, it was confirmed that while there are people who have met lovers or partners at work, there are a certain number of people who do not want or do not see office romance as a desirable thing in the first place.
The details of the comments of those who responded to the
questionnaire are introduced in the article below.
Especially if you want to check the difference in the tendency to look for in a partner between men and women, please take a look.
Everyone’s job change “experience story”. ｜Questionnaire results on meeting lovers and partners at work 27% of people are “seeking to meet”
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