Pros and cons of dating coworkers

06-Mar-2016 15:00

My heartbreak aside, let’s be honest - with the 40-hour business week becoming a thing of the past, it’s natural for most of the new people we meet to be through work.But before you dive headfirst, let me give you a few tips I learned the hard way: Golden Rule #1: Know the company policy about dating coworkers There can be serious conflicts of interest.Golden Rule #3: If you really can’t help yourself, go slowly. Make sure this relationship has true legs before ending up being the butt of office innuendos around the water cooler. Can you really take orders (or give them) at work and then expect to fight fair at home over the remote control?

There is also a sense of security in being already familiar with an officemate, and knowing they passed the same background check as I did.

[Read: 19 sure signs you may be falling in love with your boss] And on the other hand, if you’re already dating your boss, well, it’s not all bad, just as long as you remember to keep a few things in mind while dating them. Falling for the charming boss is the easiest thing to do at work.

You admire them, they inspire you and you long to speak to them because you subconsciously crave for their attention and acknowledgment.

Maybe you're really great at meeting random women at bars and taking them home for just one night.

However you're causally doing it, it has it's pros and cons.(Where I worked, there was a very strict one that seniors are not to date juniors without disclosing the fact to HR. You don't want drama affecting how productive you are at work.