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More Couples Meet at Work Than in College

The Grind: Has the Workplace Become the New Kegger?

When I was in college, my girlfriends and I definitely didn't have marriage on the mind. Neither did my guy friends, for that matter. Sure, it could have a little bit to do with the fact that where I went to school wasn't exactly a breeding ground for serious relationships. But it also has a lot to do with the growing trend of marrying later and using college for its opportunities (learning and otherwise).

Because we're looking at college as a starting point for our adult lives, most couples are now finding love in the office and that's a big change from just 15 years ago. Recent reports show that 18 percent of the surveyed married or committed couples met at work, just 14 percent met in school or college. When you consider that 15 years ago 15 percent said they met in the office and 23 percent met in school.

Researchers also site credential inflation as a reason for holding out to marry; the more qualifications you need the more time you're in school and don't have time for a serious relationship. Do you know anyone that's met her boyfriend or husband at work? I sure do.


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