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Love in air for Londoners

Clintons poll shows capital is UK’s centre for workplace romances


LOVE is in the office air for Londoners as a new Clintons poll shows the capital is the UK’s epicentre for workplace romances.

With Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, the national omnibus poll for the card and gift retailers shows 18-24 year olds are most likely to get in on the office dating scene.
Twice as many admitted to giving colleagues Valentine’s notes than those between the ages of 55 and 64, and Londoners are the most likely group in the UK to give a February 14 card to a work colleague, almost twice as likely as people in Yorkshire, and nearly four times as likely as those in Northern Ireland.
The poll also finds that North Easterners are the most daring, as they are the most likely to give a Valentine’s card to somebody they don’t know. Respondents from Northern Ireland are least likely to make the spontaneous step. Nationally, those aged 35-44 years are most likely to approach a stranger.
When it comes showing love to your existing partner romantic gestures in London on Valentine’s Day seem to be the work of the love seekers, not those who are already off the market.
Londoners come bottom of the table there with just 47 per cent saying they would give a card to their loved one on February 14, while people in the East are most likely to do so.
Nicola Miller, Head of Cards at Clintons, said: “We appear to be a nation of romantics and for many of us, February 14 is an important day on the calendar.
“Valentine’s Day can be the perfect opportunity to make your feelings known or to deliver a personal and thoughtful message to the one you love.”
It is believed Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentines didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known Valentine still in existence was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.

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