Romantic relationships at work: why romances with colleagues are often inevitable

A woman and a man in an office

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There is no doubt that it is less appealing to text a colleague with a flashing emoji than to exchange a cozy glance at the coffee machine.

The fleeting interactions that once triggered office romances have become impossible during the pandemic, where many have gone home to work.

Despite this, workers have found ways to continue flirting with their colleagues, a fact that suggests the inevitability of office or workplace romance.

Data from February 2022 from the American Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) suggest that romance in the workplace may have increased even while working from home.

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