We love flirting at the office!

Oh la la! After DSK, Tron and Lang stories, these statistics may come as inappropriate for many of us! However, in France that sounds natural and common.  And to be honest, it sounds usual and ordinary to me too.

According to Opinion Way poll for the Editions Tissot about “the sexuality and the workplace”, the French employees consider the workplace suitable to the acquaintances.

Half of them consider the professional environment as convenient to the flirtations and to love. And one third had a love, sentimental or sexual relationship with a person met within the framework of his work (colleague, customer, provider, and supplier). However, these relationships do not last. Maybe because one of the partners is already engaged, unfortunately this questionnaire does not mention it (but I am pretty sure that it’s the case!).

It’s interesting to know that 63 % of the questioned employees evoke a transient relationship, whereas 36 % maintain a long-lasting relationship. The copresence of the lovers in the company is not simple to manage: if 6 % of them plainly live their history in broad daylight, 8 % prefer to be discreet and 2 % prefer to stop it. With the strong influence of Anglo-Saxon countries and the international sexual harassment stories the poll also shows that 67 % of the French people estimate that there is no room for love relationship in the workplace. Among the most unwilling are the young people and the women.

Note that 9 % of the French people use Internet on their workplace to flirt. For the sociologist, this practice “is underestimated, considering the taboo and considering the absence of real control “.

Finally, 55 % of the employees consider that to be in love has a positive impact on their work. But, 14 % (ONLY???) consider that the love has a negative impact on their efficiency at work.

What about the comments?


Au bureau, sans doute, aussi au cours de la campagne électorale, réunion de parti, communauté de vue, présence fréquente, joie de se regarder, de se toucher, .. Impossible de résister ! Et oui!

To the workplace, also during electoral campaign, political meetings, community meetings, frequent presence, enjoyment to look at each other, to touch each other, impossible to resist! And yes!


Mon dieu que ces commentaires transpirent la morale de bistrot et la rigidité. Passer 9h au boulot par jours doit pouvoir permettre aux gens de se connaitre, de flirter, bref de vivre aussi non ?

My god these comments are full of bars’ morality and rigidity. Staying 9 hours at work per day should allow people to know each other, to flirt and to summarise to live?

C’est DSK qui a fait montée ses statistiques!

DSK increased these statistics!

Vous avez donc une chance sur trois que votre femme couche avec son boss :)))) Nécessaire pour une Promotion !

You have one chance out of 3 that your wife sleeps with her boss:)))) Essential for Promotion!

Pour un flirt avec toi, je ferais n’importe quoi! Pour un flirt! La vie et belle et nous ne sommes que de passage!!!!!!!!!!!

For a flirtation with you, I would make anything! For a flirtation! Life is beautiful and we are only (on earth) for a period of time!!!!!!!!!!!

French Attitude: these comments are so funny, so representative and so real!!!

About frenchychic

Born and raised in Paris, I am a Marketing and Sales professional. And now, I am a blogger! I used to be Australian, German and French (Parisian) and now a Londoner lady since February 2010. I love everything about France: the food, the wine, the fragrances, the designers, the music and our attitude, energy & character. My blog is not all about cosmetics nor fashion, is about what is happening in the world in a French perspective: how do we think? What do we think? Why do we thing like this? And what do we French think about YOU strangers from all over the world! It was my passion for arts, culture, international events & news, fashion that drove me into creating La French Attitude and I love every minute of it and I hope you too! Enjoy! Sté xxx

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