London : If you are one of those who have a work place romance blooming up, then we have some important news for you.
Relationships with colleagues more likely to develop in winters
The scientists spoke to 2,017 professionals about their work-based love lives and discovered that colleagues are twice as likely to get together in the winter months.
About 66 percent of people when asked about workplace romances, they said they would preferably begin during winters.
Office romances are more common than anyone would probably realize. About 45 percent of those questioned said they had dated a co-worker at some point in their lives.
But it can be hard maintaining office romances, when you are surrounded by so many people.
That is why 40 percent of dating colleagues like to keep their relationship status on the down-low for as long as possible.
The survey found that 12 percent of people had dated their boss and 20 percent of office flings involved a married partner.
Meanwhile, 26 percent of bosses surveyed said they'd prefer their employees not to date each other, and some offices have rules about declaring relationships that could impact your work life in any way.
Six percent of those surveyed said they had lost their jobs due to making out with a co-worker, and a further nine percent said they'd been driven to leave their job due to irreconcilable relations with coworkers.