It's widely accepted that an employee who is in a stable relationship is more productive than one who is constantly on the prowl for a partner, according to Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, a sex therapist.
This doctor states that single people are the victims of a dating process that is " never smooth, and the emotional conflicts that pop up in the single employee's life do have an effect on how much attention he or she is paying to work duties as compared to the time devoted to thinking about personal matters."
So I guess the "real world" of working 9-5 isn't all that much different from middle school, when we spent our single time passing notes and doodling instead of listening to our instructors.
Except now we're stressing over Mr. X, Y, or Z in a way that isn't conducive to "taking care of our workload" and practicing successful time management.
But can't being MARRIED be as much of a distraction?
Isn't there an argument for the fact that a sexless, lust-less marriage can cause as much strain as a sexless, lust-less single-life?
I would think that once kids and bills are a part of your personal life and relationship, that you might be more distracted while at work.
But then again, what do I know?
As a "relationship blogger," who isn't married... all that distraction IS just part of my job.
Do you think that "single or taken" is a factor in our work output (relationship bloggers excluded;)?