Dating someone at work
Traditional places like church, family events, and leisure time activities don’t present the same pool of candidates as they did in earlier times.The workplace provides a preselected pool of people who share at least one important area of common ground. If it's just about sex -- a dalliance, an extramarital affair or a relationship entered into with the intention of moving up the career ladder -- coworkers and companies tend to frown on love relationships in the workplace. I checked out current research on workplace romance to answer Tina Turner's proverbial question.If work isn’t work anymore, why would a workplace romance be off-limits?And what better place to find people who share your passions?
Pachter says there should never be any physical displays of affection when in a professional setting.Your coworkers do not need to know the intimate details of your romance," she says."No posting information or photos about your latest love interest on Facebook or sending tweets about it.And forget about asking them, "So how was your day? You have to act differently around each other at work. If other people find out that you're dating, it may alter their perception of you, so you have to work extra hard to keep things a secret. You know, that daily conversation you have with the office receptionist that's laced with sexual innuendo but you have no intention of ever acting on?Despite the fact that you just want to give them a big kiss, you have to maintain a sense of professionalism at all times. It's a lot harder than it sounds and will make working together even more awkward! Not to mention that you'll constantly be questioning yourself whether you're doing a good job at it or not, and you'll start to become super critical and overly aware of every interaction you two have, which could make things harder on the relationship in general...1. If you work with your girlfriend/boyfriend, that simply ain't gonna fly.