How To Hook Up At The Christmas Party

How To Hook Uip At The Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again; holiday music is blaring, everyone is wearing Christmas jumpers and the Christmas office party is soon approaching. It’s only fitting that you celebrate the most festive time of the year with work colleagues; you do spend most of your time with them outside of family and friends after all!

Let’s face it, Christmas is a popular time of year for men and women to hook up and spread a different kind of cheer. With that much Christmas entertainment, lapse of judgement can come into play. If you're planning on hooking up with that co-worker you've had your eye on for a while, you not only need to make sure you have sexual chemistry with them, but that it won't jeopardise your working relationship. Our top tips will set you on the right path.

Getting Down with Your Colleague

survey by Business Insider, shown a third of people revealed they’d slept with a co-worker after the annual Christmas party, while 60 percent said they’d gone for a snog.

Meanwhile, two million Brits have admitted to hooking up with an office crush, while a survey of 1,168 office workers in England discovered that 48 percent admitted they would go all the way with a co-worker during or after an office Christmas party.

Those aged 25-34 were the most likely to get lucky, with a presumptuous six percent even considering booking a hotel room to continue the festive flirtation.

How To Hook Uip At The Christmas Party

Be Prepared

A spokesperson from Hotels.com mobile app, who conducted the survey, said: ‘It’s understandable that hard-working Brits want to let their hair down and the Christmas party is the perfect opportunity for this to happen. However, if you do find yourself getting into an embarrassing situation, having a phone handy can help get you away quickly and easily- from booking a cab to finding a hotel at the click of a button.’

If you plan on seducing the hot guy from the graphic design department or the cute girl down in HR, don’t let your drunken escapade at the Christmas party.

What to do if you want to hook up at the Christmas party

  1. Have a game plan! Weird things happen after a night of drinking a ton of champagne/wine. You don’t know where the moment will take you, so be prepared. Have a designated place to go- preferably out of the office- and stick to it!
  2. Check your references. It is not cool to hook up with a colleague if they are in a relationship. If you’ve got a work crush, double check with a colleague that they are single. The ‘he/she never told me’ defence won’t hold up the day after.
  3. Be discreet! No matter how tempting is it, try to hold off on excessive touching or flirting. Make sure that the both of you are clear on your boundaries, before anything serious goes down. Neither of you will want your drunken moment to become the office gossip the next day!
  4. Keep your head up. Despite the ranging hangover you might have, make sure to make it to work bright and early. Drink plenty of fluids, eat your favourite hangover food and any of your personal favourite remedies to ensure that you are fresh for work. You want to make sure you are in looking and feeling your best when you bump into your crush post-party.
  5. Protect yourself! If you are considering indulging, just make sure you have a condom that would make your Christmas romp safe, as well as pleasurable.

What not to do 

  1. Don’t hook up with your boss! Not everyone at work is on an equal playing field, and your boss is one of them. It’s a dangerous game and despite it being a work party, you have to still work there.
  2. Don’t do it in the office! There’s a huge chance that you can get caught and you don’t want to find a video or photo of you circulating on social media before New Year’s Day.
  3. Don’t drink too much. There is no designated drink limit, but remember this is not a regular party and your antics can become the office gossip the next morning. So, enjoy yourself but don’t overdo it.
  4. Don’t avoid whoever it is that you hooked up with, not only will it be awkward, but it may create unnecessary tension and bring unwarranted attention to you.

Go for it but be aware of what lies ahead. Make sure that your casual office romance doesn’t negatively affect either your personal or professional life, or your crush’s life either! You have to consider their feelings as well as your own and ensure there is no awkwardness or any unprofessional moments when you get back to work.