Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM ET
The flowers are starting to wilt and the balloons are starting to droop. It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and chances are someone around your office is feeling at least a little bit heartbroken.
Hopefully it’s not because of the person sitting in the cubicle across the way.
A post this week finding that nearly 4 in 10 people had dated a co-worker got many readers talking about their own office romances, or lack thereof.
The majority readers who took our survey said they and their co-workers mostly stick to work around the office – these days. But many admitted that they had initially met their love of their lives while also earning their wages.
“I had one office romance 22 years ago ... we've been married now for 20 years,” one reader wrote.
Others conceded that their office romances had caused quite a stir, even when they worked out.
“I met my husband at work. It was quite scandalous at the time, but we both have different jobs now,” one reader wrote.
Still, many readers said they try to look for love outside of the office,
“No no. If you break up you still have to see her every day,” one reader said.
Another remembered taking Dad’s advice on this one.
“I remember my father telling me that '"You DON'T dip your pen in the company ink." Sounded like wise policy to me,” the reader wrote.