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July 15, 2019

 
 
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Many Canadians are open to workplace romances, so why the secrecy?
Many Canadians are open to workplace romances, so why the secrecy?
 

Diane Jermyn

When Toronto therapist and relationship expert Natasha Sharma was still at university and completing a paid internship in the corporate world, she dated a fellow intern while they both worked at the same company. That puts her among the one-third of working Canadians who report they’re currently or have been romantically involved with a co-worker, according to a new study on workplace relationships, commissioned by employment services provider ADP Canada.

 
Since work is where people spend most of their waking hours and colleagues are likely to have much in common, it makes sense that people form connections there, Ms. Sharma explains. The study shows the 18-to-34 age group has the highest percentage (41 per cent) for dating a co-worker.

 
 
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