Love Online Versus Love In The Workplace !
Latest statistics show that 1 in 5 people meet their long term partner at work, and another 1 in 5 also meet their partner at an online dating website. (Where the other 3 meet hasn’t been figured out yet, though we did read a statistic once that said the frozen fish aisle at your local supermarket was a popular meeting place).
So, in the battle between love online and love in the workplace which one will win. The workplace has traditionally been a hotbed of lust, with chance meetings at the photocopier, lingering gazes over a cup of tea in the staff canteen, and the occasional fumble in the stationery cupboard. Internet dating however has rapidly increased in the last decade as more and more people hook up their pc’s to try and hook up online.
It’s now easier than ever to meet someone, either for fun or in the hope it will develop into a long term relationship. Sitting in the comfort of your own home and checking the profiles of suitable dates on your computer is much easier than scanning the faces on the factory floor wondering who else is single and whether they might have the slightest interest in you.
On a dating website you already have a lot information needed to know about that person – from their favourite colour to their favourite actor. It’s much easier to woo someone if you turn up on a first date wearing turquoise, looking like Al Pacino and screaming ‘say hello to my little friend’. Try that at the next management meeting and you may be passed over for promotion. The best thing about internet dating of course is that everyone registered on the website is looking for the same thing as you, it could be fun, companionship, or a long term relationship, and with millions of potential matches you will surely find someone who fulfils your dreams.
Even in the largest workplace the possibility of finding a soulmate is limited. Once you’ve excluded those already married or dating your list of potentials is severely restricted, and your only choice is to remain loveless or quit your job and try a bigger company. Being asked at the next interview ‘why do you want to work here’ and answering ‘I’m looking for a date’ may hinder your chances of getting the job.
Thus, in the battle between love online versus love in the workplace it would seem the ultimate winner, with 3 knockdowns and a submission, will undoubtedly be ‘love online’. In a short space of time it’s already level with the workplace and will no doubt far exceed expectations over the next few years – as more and more people get online, so more and more will join dating websites. Don’t dismiss the workplace completely however, especially at staff parties. If this article was love online versus the annual Christmas shindig then love online would have been beaten to a pulp.
We at Dotcom Dating are still a little concerned where the other 3 out of 5 singles are meeting up so we’re off to do a little more research and may update this article with Love Online Versus Love in the Frozen Fish Aisle in the very near future.