Dangers of dating a coworker
You might long for the time when you could lunch alone or with friends once in a while without hurting your partner’s feelings. It would be great to think that if you broke up you and your partner would be able to stay friends, or at the very least, cordial co-workers, but we all know that there is no way to guarantee that.Too much time together could also make the spark begin to fade. Even if you’re both able to remain professional, it might be torture to see each other day in and day out when all you want to do is heal and move on.
Just remember, it should be based on more than that—if it lasts, you’ll have to tell people about it eventually.
If nobody seems to notice, there's no reason to share.3. You and your new partner need to agree on some ground rules and come up with a plan for how you will keep it professional and stay within written or unwritten rules.4.
Stay professional at all times."You may have the burden of overcompensating with professionalism and keeping an artificial distance, which can be an awkward strain.
Don't get caught up in long conversations, two-hour lunches, IMing, or emailing with your partner when you should be working on projects or preparing for meetings.10. Check the company handbook to find out if there are any policies related to interoffice relationships.11.
Consider what you'd want to do if things do work out.
She currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she writes, teaches, and volunteers with the local community.