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Online Dating Behind Big Drop In Office Romances

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:43 PM - 22 Jul 2019



Office romances are on the decline, a new study from Stanford University shows.

Back in 1995, almost 1 in 5 couples said they had met either "through or as co-workers".

Fast forward to 2017, and that number has dropped to around 1 in 10 couples.

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The 1980's and 1990's were the heyday of the office romances, according to Stanford researchers.

Rena Maycock, founder of Intro Matchmaking, says they were almost encouraged back then:

"It was almost promoted by management because if people met in the workplace they would stay in their jobs longer."

It turns out that  online dating and workplace policies are pouring cold water over flirting at the water cooler.

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Couples meeting online, through apps like Tinder, has catapulted from 2% in 1995 to 39% in 2017.

Here's where loved up couples are now meeting:

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