2003 November 14 Friday
Working With The Opposite Sex Wrecks Marriages

The effects of temptation are very real.

The seven-year study of 37,000 employees at 1,500 workplaces provides empirical evidence that working with people of the opposite sex is hazardous to your marriage. Working with co-workers who are all of the opposite sex increases the divorce rate by a startling 70 percent, compared with an office filled with co-workers of the same sex. Whether the co-workers were single or married had no impact, says author Yvonne Aberg, now a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University, England

Does this mean that the marriage of Kirsten and Sandy Cohen on The OC is doomed now that that lawyer temptress woman is going after Sandy at the office?

This is an argument for bringing back politically incorrect single-sex schools. Kids are distracted by those of the opposite sex. Homosexuals are a more complicated case though. One could not send homosexual males to a female school because if more than one homosexual male was sent to the same school they'd be attracted to each other. It is a lot easier to separate sexually distractable heterosexuals than to do the same with homosexuals.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2003 November 14 10:31 AM  Human Nature

Bob Badour said at November 14, 2003 12:05 PM:

Oh Randall! Say it ain't so! Say it ain't so! Tell me you are not a fan of the OC!

razib said at November 16, 2003 8:13 PM:

co-ed until 7th grade would work. you can't get boys & girls to mix much before then anyhow (my grade school classes would automatically segregate to two sides of the room).

Randy McDonald said at November 20, 2003 4:16 PM:

What about bisexuals?

daniel said at October 13, 2004 8:25 PM:

how can one maintain a good working relationship with his secretary without being concerned that it will have an impact on ones marriage?

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