Who says accounting isn't sexy? According to 2,274 total respondents to Vault's Office Romance Survey, 45% of accountants admitted to having participated in a workplace romance at some point in their career. After digging through the archives, we found that this is down a little bit from Vault's 2011 survey when 47% of accountants said they had gotten down with a colleague.
Interestingly, the office romance taboo across all professions is less taboo than ever, reports Vault:
Indeed, the most striking statistic from this year's Vault Office Romance survey is that just 5 percent of respondents believe that no office romances are appropriate, down from 9 percent in 2011. Additionally, more respondents than ever (29%) are of the opinion that all romantic connections in the workplace are appropriate—including those between managers and their direct reports.
You'll also want to know that 29% of respondents admitted to having a tryst in the office. Someone's obviously taking the "open, collaborative workspace" thing just a little too far.
Accountants are actually slightly less randy than all total respondents, 51% of whom admitted to a workplace romance:
We know all too well how tricky accountant-on-accountant relationships can get, so please exercise caution if you're going to start using your office as your own personal Tinder. Not only can it get messy, it may get you on the wrong end of HR (no pun).