Media professionals have the highest reputation for straying in relationships compared with those working in other professions, according to the results of a poll conducted by yes123 Job Bank.
Among the 17 professions listed in the survey, respondents viewed those working in the media — producers, entertainers, models and journalists — as prone to infidelity, said the poll, which was published on Sunday.
In terms of gender differences, 21 percent said men working as producers, models and reporters were more likely to be romantically involved with more than one person at a time, while 13.9 percent said salesmen were likely to be caught in love triangles.
The poll found 12.7 percent suggested that male publicists and marketers were likely to cheat in relationships.
Men working as social workers and environmentalists were viewed as least likely to stray in relationships (0.6 percent of the respondents), followed by transport professionals (0.9 percent) and clerical workers (1.3 percent).
As for female professionals, those in the media have a reputation for being two-timers (23.9 percent), followed by publicists and marketers (12.7 percent), and flight attendants or pilots (11.4 percent).
The least likely female professionals to be involved in love triangles, according to the respondents, include those in the transportation industry (0.5 percent), military officers (0.7 percent) and information technology personnel (0.9 percent).
Yes123 Job Bank public relations deputy manager Yang Shun-chin (楊舜欽) said the stereotypical portrayal of media professionals in TV dramas and the media contributed to the public’s negative view of the profession.
The poll also showed that single office workers on average spend 1.8 years finding their significant others.
According to respondents, 30 percent found their partners though friends, 39.6 percent were dating former schoolmates or colleagues, 18.6 percent found their partners via social networking Web sites, 7 percent had met as strangers and 4.8 percent were dating clients.
The poll, conducted from Feb. 1 through Wednesday via online questionnaires, received 2,734 valid responses. It had a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of 1.87 percentage points.