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Is having an affair very common amongst consultants who travel? Any personal experiences?

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No. It's not.

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Affairs? No, not really. Lots of random hookups between single people on the project? Definitely.

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Affairs are generally based on whether or not the individual is getting their needs met in their relationship. It is not industry specific or the result of travel.

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A3 - when a guy pulls a girl by her waist and says "Let's go get drinks and then head back - I promise u won't be sorry" , I'm sure he doesn't mean that he is going to impress her with his bar tending skills.

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It happens, but I wouldn't say it is common. Do yourself a favor and don't get caught up in the drama

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Yes. It is.

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Yes, it absolutely is. I have worked in this industry at multiple companies for over ten years.

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Recently started travelling and a co-worker asked me if I wanted to go out for drinks. He's charming and I like him but couldnt do it because I know that he is in a relationship. Then I keep hearing all these stories about how it's very common for travelling consultants to have hookups and affairs outside their relationship..

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I think the OP has those intentions 😉

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It is

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It's tough if the travel is 4-5 days a week over a long project and you spend more time with someone you travel with vs. your SO back home. I saw this a lot in the military, but when you're deployed for 9 months to a year and don't come home on the weekends it's worse. My ex wife was also a military pilot and she was in Iraq when I was home and vice-versa. That led to inevitable decay and she cheated. I can see it happening in our world, but if you can't keep it in your pants until the weekend you've probably got bigger problems. Go watch an adult film in your room or something. Of course, when alcohol gets in the mix and the chemistry is there things can get complicated.

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Don’t put yourself in a position where you are tempted. Go out in groups.

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Hasn’t Tinder done away with the need to risk trying to get a leg over with people on the same ‘meet the team’ slides?

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OP you sure he had those intentions? Maybe just wanted to have drinks with a colleague?

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SC2 - I won't deny that I like him. But I choose not to do anything about it. I would have liked to have something meaningful rather than an affair which can lead to nothing. But I guess that's life.. there are always other single fishes in the bowl though. Lol

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I’ve seen it and (shamefully) participated in it once. Emphasis on don’t get caught up in it. Everyone ends up feeling like - and being - a huge pile of shit.

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Life is short. Going out for a drink with a coworker /= to having an affair

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I am very charming man myself. I am also in a relationship. If I were to ever ask my co-worker to hang out with me with the intentions of a hookup, I would be one of the worst kinds human beings have to offer. Just saying.

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Hey, pretty sure you’re talking about me.. I ask male colleagues out for drinks too so get off the pedestal and come out for drinks with me 😎. I promise u won’t be sorry

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