Dating a coworker
It seems like everyone has a cautionary tale of a relationship in a workplace that went terribly, terribly wrong.Dating a coworker or boss or colleague can lead to unbearable awkwardness, a tarnished professional reputation, and even job-loss. For as long as there have been workplaces, there have been people surreptitiously hooking up at them.A decade ago their romance would have been expressly forbidden.(You know the old saying about not, um, where you eat.) But as more Americans postpone marriage until their careers are established—and as hours get longer, with smartphones blurring work and play—it makes sense that attitudes are changing.
Office crushes sure make the workday more interesting—and give you the inspiration to dress a little sharper for that Monday morning meeting, too.It’s important to keep your at-work relationship as professional as possible: unless you’re at lunch or in a group setting, try to limit the non-work related smalltalk to after hours.