Dangers of dating coworkers
Should you choose to embark on this path of interoffice sexual relations, here are some tips you should consider: Everyone loves a secret, but no one knows how to keep it.In this situation, the less people that know about your interoffice romance, the better.Interoffice relationships should pretty much be banned, rather than frowned upon.People get themselves mixed up in these situations because we tend to spend the bulk of our days at the office.The man I’ve been seeing isn’t my boss and I’m not his, but we do work pretty closely together on a lot of projects (which is how our relationship bloomed).We’ve been seeing each other for a little over a month.IT HAS been estimated that up to half of us meet our future partners through or at work, which makes it a significant venue for budding romance.
If your career is important to you, you should probably avoid this diabolical situation at all costs, as it can get very messy, very quickly.
The Chat-up: Fancying someone you work with is not a criminal offence and neither is asking them out. Are you in any danger of being accused of favouritism if you start to see each other outside work? When someone operates in this manner, it is difficult to know when to say "no, thank you".
It's always wise to keep in mind, though, that in the workplace you should think and plan before you act. What are your positions in the company pecking order? If you do tell this colleague you're not interested in them as a partner they may claim - unfairly - that that was never their intention in the first place, craftily extricating themselves from the area of conflict, leaving a sour taste all round.
We met at a game company in 2005, and for more than a year were just coworkers.
Then, despite the risks and "what ifs," we started dating.