February 17, 2015
One of the benefits of working remotely is that you tend to be on your own schedule. You can take breaks when you want, have a snack, go take a walk, and…have sex?
FlexJobs recently released a survey on how flexible jobs affect health, happiness, and relationships, and 42% of respondents said that a flexible job would improve their sex life, while another 30% were optimistic that it would.
(For their purposes, a “flexible job” includes not just remote work, but also jobs with a flexible schedule, freelance, or part-time component.)
Why might a more flexible job improve your satisfaction between the sheets? FlexJobs details this and more in yet another 50 Shades-branded list, “50 Shades of Flex for Valentine’s Day.” Reasons include:
- More time for romance: a surprise lunch, some flowers, doing more chores around the house.
- No commute that makes you desperate to watch TV all night and then collapse.
- More time in the morning for breakfast in bed and…you know.
- More three-day-weekend getaways, because you can take random days off, thank you very much.
- Being happier: 99% of people said that flexible jobs would make them happier.
FlexJobs asked respondents other questions about how a flexible job would affect their relationships and health – here’s what they said:
- 84% said it would make them a more attentive partner.
- 48% said it would benefit their romantic relationship.
- 49% said they would have more time for dates and date night.
- 89% said it would give them more time with family and friends.
- 91% said they would take better care of themselves.
- 90% said it would decrease stress.
- 61% said it would allow them to exercise more.
In short, it’s all about the lifestyle – flexible workers may not always be lounging on a beach with their laptop, but they may be happier, healthier, and more connected to their loved ones.
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