February 9, 2005


More singles are meeting mates at work

A story released by Reuters and published today on CNN Money's website reports that the number of young Americans meeting, dating and marrying fellow workers is on the rise in the United States, as more singles than ever work ever-longer hours, says a new report.

Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas said the number of single, employed Americans had risen 18.3 percent to 58,948,000 in the last decade, and they are spending more time working, cutting the chances of meeting people elsewhere.

Today's office has replaced the 1990s workout gym and the 1980s singles bar as a place to meet new people, said James Pedderson, Challenger's director of public relations.

An earlier poll by the American Management Association showed nearly a third of employees surveyed had dated someone from work, and that 44 percent of those couples had married.  Top of page