Yearned-for romantic scenes in the Japanese office

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Here’s some fun from goo Ranking, looking at what office romance situations people long to find themselves in, for both men and women.

Demographics

Over the 21st and 22nd of September 2010 1,072 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 68.2% of the sample were female, 10.4% in their teens, 18.0% in their twenties, 29.8% in their thirties, 26.2% in their forties, 8.7% in their fifties, and 7.0% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

This is the most romantic office photo I could find on flickr, from Gregg O’Connell:

Mullet Boy Goes for the Kiss!

No-one mentioned a quickie in the office stationery cupboard, the archetype of relationships in the British office at least. I remember when I started working first I always kept one out for any comings and goings from the stationery cupboard – I was so young and naive then; now I’m older but not really much the wiser.

Ranking result

Q: What office romance situations do you long to find yourself in? (Sample size=341, male)

Rank   Score
1 Working overtime into the night together 100
2= A grope in the lift 95.6
2= Leaving the office at different times but meeting up outside 95.6
4 A grope in the office kitchen 77.8
5 Writing where to meet on a Post-It Note 73.3
6 Both going on a business trip on the same day to the same place 68.9
7 Secret meetings on the office roof 57.8
8= Always eating lunch together 53.3
8= Playing footsie under the desk 53.3
10 Eyes meeting as we pass each other on escalators 51.1
11 To keep our relationship secret, splitting up at the station and going into the office separately 48.9
12 Secretly exchanging email on office computers 46.7
13 Looking diagonally at her seat 40.0
14= Meeting in empty meeting rooms 35.6
14= Talking in code 35.6
14= Suddenly calling her under the guise of work 35.6
17 Secret meetings on the fire escape 31.1
18= Secretly chatting on office computers 24.4
18= Matching lunch boxes 24.4
20 Calling her when the copier gets jammed 20.0

Q: What office romance situations do you long to find yourself in? (Sample size=731, female)

Rank   Score
1 Leaving the office at different times but meeting up outside 100
2 Working overtime into the night together 73.1
3= Writing where to meet on a Post-It Note 63.5
3= Both going on a business trip on the same day to the same place 63.5
5 A grope in the lift 60.2
6 Eyes meeting as we pass each other on escalators 58.6
7 To keep our relationship secret, splitting up at the station and going into the office separately 47.4
8 Secretly exchanging email on office computers 45.8
9 A grope in the office kitchen 43.0
10 Looking diagonally at his seat 41.8
11 Secret meetings on the office roof 41.0
12 Always eating lunch together 34.9
13 Suddenly calling him under the guise of work 32.9
14 Talking in code 27.7
15 Secret meetings on the fire escape 27.3
16 Playing footsie under the desk 24.9
17 Secretly chatting on office computers 21.3
18 Meeting in empty meeting rooms 18.5
19 Calling him when the copier gets jammed 18.1
20 Being proposed to at the end of a presentation 13.7
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