X sparks romance

21:12, Sep 28 2012
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The survey revealed 40 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men put Xs in emails to their boss

Forget flirting at the water cooler, it's X that marks the spot for blossoming workplace affairs.

A survey by a British dating website has found more than half of office romances start with flirting colleagues putting an X at the end of a text or email.

WhatsYourPrice.com polled 1000 of its members on the significance of the letter in workplace communications and found signing off an email with an X was common, but often misconstrued.

The survey revealed 40 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men put Xs in emails to their boss, and a whopping 86 per cent innocently ended emails to colleagues with the kiss symbol.

Although many were perhaps unintentionally suggestive, more than half the respondents who admitted to a workplace affair said it was sparked by an X from a colleague.

A large proportion also reported their good intentions had been taken the wrong way. Fairfax NZ

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