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.
(But don’t send angry texts — save the serious for after work.) Ah, Lunch! Though it’s tempting to treat every lunch hour like a mid-day date with the co-worker you’re sleeping with, it’s a good idea to either set a schedule or limit your lunches together to one day a week.
You really don’t want to become “that couple,” to the exclusion of your other co-workers, and you also don’t want to spend If you and a coworker actually start dating, and plan on being a couple for a while, stop keeping it a secret.
They chase careers, build businesses, and transfer to new locations on a whim.
People often have this notion that what makes relationships thrive is always spending time together.
Every day we see lovestruck duos on social media who travel, eat, and go on exotic adventures hand in hand.
If you’re considering hooking up with someone you work with (even if “considering” = creepily staring at from across the room, completely unbeknownst to that person), I strongly advise you read these tips first. One of the great injustices of society is that most of us are expected to show up someplace 5 days a week and perform a task in exchange for money.
It sucks, but until we all leave to form a Utopian Society on Mars, that’s the way it’s going to be. “My ex-girlfriend would come to my office, and when I told her I was busy, she would get offended,” said one guy I talked to.