We’ve seen and heard about a lot of sugar daddy/sugar baby relationships that start in the workplace. After all, if you’re a younger woman, it can be a good place to meet a rich older man. But from our experience, a lot of office romances start as affairs, which makes sense, because a lot of people, especially in the corporate world, spend more waking hours at work than at home with their significant others. It doesn’t take long for sparks to fly.
But how far are you willing to go for the ultimate office romance, and how much are you willing to give up for it?
A popular dating web site for people seeking out affairs recently surveyed their members and found that almost half (42%) have already had an affair with a boss or co-worker, and a whopping 81% admitted to at least fooling around with someone at work. But that’s not all.
It turns out that people who are willing to cheat with an office romance would likely cross other moral boundaries as well. Two-thirds (67%) of the respondents said they would be open to having an affair with their superior at work “for a salary raise or promotion.”
If you’re going to pursue an office romance with a rich older man, whether it’s an affair or not, make sure you know what you’re getting into. You could both risk losing your job or even worse, depending on your company’s policy. And even if you don’t get caught, you’ll still have to face each other if your office romance doesn’t work out or ends badly. Even the participants in this survey realize that it can be very risky—82% said that they think an affair at work is more damaging than cheating with anyone else.
What do you think: Have you ever had an office romance? If so, was it worth it?
“Two-Thirds Of Cheaters Would Have an Affair With A Boss If This Was At Stake,” Huffington Post web site, March 26, 2014; http://goo.gl/i2Z01G.