Consider these five reasons why dating your co-worker might not be such a good idea. Roberta Chinsky Matuson, Monster contributor Is an office romance worth the risk involved? You spend most of your waking hours at work. You rarely get out for lunch, never mind dinner. You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. By Annie Foskett July 2 2018 I fully admit that I love whining about having never met anyone at work for dating purposes. I work remotely a lot, and also own a video production company that entirely comprised of women. As a straight woman, my only opportunity to meet a man "in the office," has been on set for a shoot, which only lasts a day or so.
Is it OK to date a co-worker? Do you, therefore, have to make a choice between the two or should you strike a compromise that allows you, your partner, and the organization to be in their happy places? Here are five questions you may want to consider before you finally decide to take the plunge. Is it allowed by your company? While many companies are progressive these days, most still implement what we call as "fraternization" or the limiting of relationships at work to the professional sphere to ensure focus and objectivity in all work processes. Consider checking your HR manual first if your company regulates this.
Colleagues will be looking out every time you and your boo lock eyes, they will stop and stare when they catch him hanging out by your desk, and if the two of you both show up late to work, they'll definitely take notice. But when you date a co-worker, you're forced to see each other every. Although you may not be in the same department, and you might not even have to interact on a daily basis, being in a relationship with a colleague means you don't really get the chance to miss each other.