“How relationships start is interesting!” says makers of ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Have you ever wondered how people tend to meet their partners? 

Office love more likely to lead to marriage

Relationships that begin in the workplace are more likely to lead to marriage than those which start elsewhere, research revealed yesterday.

A study found that – despite many companies now discouraging liaisons – the stresses and strains of the workplace help forge a bond which leads to long-term relationships.

The researchers said: “We spend so much time at work it’s inevitable you will form close friendships that may go on to become a relationship further on. Being in a relationship where you work in the same place as your partner also means you have something in common before you even get to know each other.”

Source: Daily Express, 30th September 2013


Looking for love? Try the office! Relationships that begin in the workplace most likely to result in marriage

Those who meet after locking eyes over the water cooler are more likely to enjoy long lasting love, new research has revealed.

Despite discouragement from companies and colleagues, office romances are more likely end in marriage than relationships that start in any other way – even meeting through friends.

By contrast, relationships begun in a nightclub or pub almost always end in either a fling or a one-night stand.

Source: Daily Mail, 29th September 2013


Who was inspired to conduct this sociological research? 

The research was commissioned for the DVD release of the eighth series of TV comedy How I Met Your Mother.

UPDATE: For those who are interested, and hadn’t already assumed it to be the case, this ‘research’ was conducted by Bad PR regulars OnePoll, with Daily Mail journalist Ruth Styles using 81% of the original press release.