Dating and lifestyle expert Ms. Cheevious offered E2 this important warning for when the relationship starts heating up: “Having lunch together everyday is about as fun as watching the hourglass on your computer. Time to shut it down baby!” If you can’t stay away from each other for 30 minutes, at least invite some coworkers to join you.
It's definitely not a good idea especially if things end badly, but I can definitely see why it happens - you spend a majority of your time at work, even moreso if you work in IT and many relationships come down to proximity and familiarity.
I saw this at my morning news show as well. I agree that its better to keep work and romance separate. I enjoyed the slideshows. I think you should try hit on all the women on your department, you would build the wrong reputation
Yeah this topic?!? I suppose it is a subject we all have had to deal with. I have had office romances, seen office romances...and seen the fall out (both good and bad).
We spend most of our lives at work and around the people at work so the likelihood of finding a mate is a lot higher than just random encounters with the girl in the produce section or the guy at the gym.
Besides, those aren't the best places to get to "know" someone. A lot of the factors that lead to romantic feelings are at play in the workplace: Competency, confidence, personality, social skills, etc. You get a feeling for who the people are before you get involved.
Which are all really good things.
Unfortunately, this sometimes means nasty break ups and bringing personal stuff to work. That can't be avoided...
So what are we to do?
I say go for it, if the object of your desire closely matches your ideal. Don't just hook up or attempt a fling or try a relationship with someone you aren't mad for.
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