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Is there a cute guy in your office you are dying to get with? Well, there’s a new smartphone app that might help speed up the process. Not-so-subtly called “Bang With Professionals,” the app aims to help you find which co-workers will hook up with you.
“Bang With Professionals” anonymously finds people in your LinkedIn connections who are willing to hook up with you. Co-workers will only know you’re interested in hooking up if they are too, reports The Huffington Post.
Before you go running to sign up, note that the app isn’t available just yet. But there is a similar app already on the market, which launched shortly before called “Bang With Friends,” which finds Facebook friends wanting to hook up with you. This app is already a hit. According to Mashable, more than 30,000 users have already signed up for the app.
Bang With Professionals shows signs of being a success as well. According to AshleyMadison.com, a dating site for married people looking to cheat, 89.1 percent of men and 83.2 percent of women have thought about having an affair with a co-worker. And 94.7 percent of men and 96.3 percent of women have copped to having romantic fantasies about someone in their office, reported the HuffPo last year. And get this: 46.1 percent of men and 37.4 percent of women have had an affair with a co-worker.
What’s your policy on office romances? Would you use an app to find an eligible co-worker?
(Washington Post) — Even as many companies implement rules to ban office romance, many workers find themselves willing to take the risk to find love. The Vault 2011 Office Romance Survey found that 65 percent of respondents said the recession has had no effect whatsoever on their willingness to take romantic risks at work, with only 31 percent claiming that they are less willing now than before the recession. Andrew Strieber, producer of Careercast.com, says sustaining a business and personal relationship can be an unsuccessful balancing act.” At least in normal life, if you look at the person you thought you’d marry and suddenly realize that you actually can’t stand the sight of them, you can just break up,” Strieber writes. “But when this person is a work colleague, you may still have to maintain a professional relationship no matter how badly things end. Depending on the circumstances, failing to do so could cost you a raise, a promotion– or even your job.”
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Yes, you read that right. Work is the new Mr. Right.