Women, beware of office flirts, as they might be doing so
because they are bored of their job and lacking in sensitivity,
A survey of about 200 people carried out by a team from the
Surrey University in the UK found that office flirts had lower
levels of job satisfaction, suggesting that rather than being a
sign of passion their amorous behaviour could be down to ennui.
A follow-up study found that men who flirted at workplace
had lower levels of “emotional intelligence” or understanding of
other people’s feelings.
The second study also indicated that women who flirted at
work were happier in their jobs, but researchers said the result
could have been a fluke, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The researchers set out to test the theory that flirting
could improve people’s chances of being promoted at work. Dr
Adrian Banks, who led the study, said: “What we found was the
complete opposite. Flirts don’t perform better at work and men
who flirt are less satisfied with their jobs. There is strong
evidence against that notion that you can flirt your way to the
The team then conducted a second survey to establish whether
men who flirted at work were different from their peers in any
‘Romantic ties are driven by women’
In a romantic relationship, it’s the woman who takes the
lead by relentlessly pursuing her man with phone calls and text
messages, a new study has found. But, once they reach middle-age
their interest switches to a younger woman, presumed to be their
daughters, who become old enough to have children, according to
the analysis of 1.95 billion cell phone calls and 489 million
text messages. The study, published in the journal Scientific
Reports, also shows that men call their spouse most often for
the first seven years of their relationship, and then they shift
their focus to other friends.