Researchers found that women were significantly more likely than their male peers to date someone higher up in their organisation, BusinessNewsDaily reported. Most office romances are actually spawned in social settings, according to the study. Running into each other outside of work, happy hours and at lunch were among the most popular catalysts for dating co-workers.The top five industries that lend themselves more to office romances than others were leisure & hospitality followed by information technology, found the study by online job site CareerBuilder. Financial, health care and professional & business services were also among the industries where office romances blossom the most.Jobs play a key role in relationships even for those who aren't dating a co-worker. The research found that more than a quarter of employees are influenced by what their love interest does for a living. In addition, 6 per cent have had someone break up with them because their job required too many hours at the office, they didn't make enough money or the person didn't like their line of work.