- Romantic social network Zoosk.com finds Canadians are comfortable bringing someone to their office party
after as little as one date -
TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadians name several ways a date could
embarrass them at a company holiday party - still, many men have no
problem bringing along someone that they've only known for as little as
one date according to a survey by romantic social network Zoosk.com. Could they be setting themselves up for a disaster date (and
embarrassment in front of their co-workers?).
Nearly half of Canadian men (45%) say they'd bring someone to their
office party after only one date even though they name several ways
that a date could embarrass them in front of their co-workers. The
top-three answers were:
Getting too drunk (43%)
Getting in an argument at the party (20%)
Flirting with their boss (16%)
Canadian women take things a bit slower and three-quarters (74%) say
they'd need to date someone for at least a month before introducing
them to their co-workers. Their list of the top most embarrassing
behaviour is similar to men's, except rather than being concerned about
their date flirting with the boss, they're concerned about them putting
their foot in their mouth and offending the boss (18%).
"Your date's behaviour will reflect upon you in the eyes of your
co-workers and boss, so you should know the person pretty well before
bringing them to an office function," says Jane Barrett, Director of
Marketing at Zoosk.com. "An office party is not the most romantic date idea anyway!"
Don't ask, don't tell - Recipe for disaster?
The majority of Canadians don't give their date any kind of summary of
what to expect at the office party and instead send them in blind
without any background on their co-workers or even a head's up as to
who the boss is; 70% of Canadians don't ask anything about their date's
co-workers before arriving to their party.
"It's not surprising since many Canadians are still getting to know
their dates for the party that they wouldn't talk about the other
guests, but a small bit of background can go a long way to ensure you
and your date make a good impression," says Barrett.
Generally Barrett advises that the holiday party date be reserved for
"I wouldn't even consider the holiday party as a 'date'," says Barrett.
"Dates should be romantic occasions where you can spend time together
and bond as a couple. When you've been with someone a while you can
meet their co-workers and keep them company at their holiday function,
but it's not a replacement for a romantic date night!"
About the Zoosk Holiday Party Poll
Zoosk collected responses from 739 of their Canadian members through an
online survey conducted in December 2012.
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share
their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe
enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different
stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools
such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals
application. Members can easily access Zoosk's services from its
website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop
application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more
than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr,
Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners,
Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.
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