A new survey shows two in five people think Christmas parties are the best opportunities to make a move on a work colleague.
The poll, conducted by online dating website RSVP, revealed 76 per cent of singles had a crush on a workmate. It also found single men were more likely to think Christmas parties were a good opportunity to make a move.
“This poll was part of a wider survey into attitudes and behaviours around this time of year,” RSVP’s marketing director Kari Taylor told The Newsroom.
According to the results, only 18 per cent said they got together with a workmate at Christmas parties but 37 per cent of singles said they were uncomfortable to go back to work after their Christmas parties.
“I think people are less keen to make a move at the Christmas party because it’s a very public venue,” Ms Taylor said.
“Most people don’t want to be the subject of office gossip.”
RSVP claims to have helped more than 4 million Australians find love and, according to Nielsen research, 17 per cent of RSVP users have tied the knot. – Lauren Yeates
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