Advice for dating a coworker
There were tons of people who said we would make a cute couple, not knowing we already were.Regardless of whether you share the news of your relationship with your coworkers, be careful not to let work spill into your private time together, and vice versa.
While it might sound awkward in theory, we all spend a ton of time doing our jobs, hanging out with and collaborating with our coworkers.In other words, is it worth it, if all doesn’t end well?Considering getting into a relationship with a coworker is very different than having a one-night stand with a coworker, and they each mean different things.Below, get their top tips for dating a colleague—and learn from their mistakes, so you don’t have to make your own!Before you get involved with someone you work with, of course, you should spend a little time reflecting on whether this is something you really want.Anna, 29, a publicist in San Francisco, says that at first she thought it was best to hide her relationship of two and a half years secret, but ended up regretting it.
“I think it’s best to be honest with your coworkers,” she says.
In fact, an estimated Depending on where you work, there are guidelines in place regarding office romances.
For the most part, it is perfectly acceptable to date a coworker as long as that person is not also considered your boss or subordinate.
In fact, a survey last spring of 2,000 people by the career intel company Vault found that of respondents had some sort of romantic fling with a colleague.
15 percent of women and 22 percent of men have had random workplace hookups, while less than 10 percent of women and men met spouses at work.
“We kept our involvement a secret for a long time, because we were worried what our clients, colleagues, and managers would think, but once we told them, they were so incredibly supportive and happy for us, it was a huge weight off our shoulders.” That doesn’t mean you should go around spilling details to everyone (discretion goes a long way, even if you’re being honest), but it also means you shouldn’t automatically assume the worst will come from opening up about your romance.