Dating at work is it bad
I’d imagine that’s the case for most; sad doesn’t sell. Now, don’t judge me, but I loved Nicholas Sparks’ books when I was in high school. Between the beaches and the drama, I likely would have driven myself to a North Carolina beach to fall in love with a rugged man if I had a license…. I’m confident anyone who knows me is chuckling at this point considering the idea of me being with a man of any stature, but I digress.The whole reason I (and every other Sparks fan) loved those books is because he does such a great job of telling their whole story.
And to be fair, it’s not all bad — according to a 2011 Career Builder study, about 30% of all workplace romances lead to marriage.Here are some tips to help make sure you don’t end up wanting to resign if dating a colleague doesn’t work out.By following these simple guidelines you will conduct yourself in a dignified and professional manner while dating a colleague and give any possible office romance the best chance to flourish without it compromising your work.Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing—maybe even flirting. And what if steamy encounters of undeniable chemistry tempt you out of your super-professional comfort zone …But when you date someone in your office, it can become more and more difficult to leave your relationship drama at home where it belongs. and into the HR department for a talk about the office's dating policy? I’m thinking of those couples you see as you’re scrolling through your News Feed, “married 70 years” and all of their advice is typically the same – it’s going to suck but most of the time, not so much so they decide it’s worth sticking around.
It’s a bit of trial and error and a lot of compromise, from what I do know.
I just read an article in the New York Times on how people write about love.
The official Modern Love Editor (yeah, that’s a real job, apparently), Daniel Jones delivered a really well written, first hand view on how a love story shifts based on perspective; someone that’s old or young, a man or a woman.
Although there are plenty of no-brainer duh reasons why you shouldn’t get romantically involved with a coworker, office hook-ups are laughably inevitable.
For one, spending at least 40 hours a week with people begets very close relationships — many that ascend to intimacy.
Keeping work professional and keeping what's personal exciting is something most sensible women opt not to put on their to-do list.