Research shows we fall for people who are similar to ourselves , and coworkers are likely to have shared passions and skills. Here's What It's Like. All that said, there are lots of rewards to striking up an office romance, too. In other words, it can be worth the risk to date a coworker … provided you tread carefully, that is.
The Dos and Don’ts of Starting an Office Romance at Work
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It's more and more common, and your boss might even be fine with it. But that doesn't mean an office romance is easy. Some survival tips to stay sane—and employed! Sarah, a year-old graphic designer, met Matt through a colleague at the imaging tech company where they both worked. But they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches. Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a date, and they talked for so long that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out. But the caution was worth it:
Here's What You Need to Know Before You Start Dating a Coworker
But, while workplace relationships can certainly help take the edge off the daily grind, it can also be damaging to your career. And yet, despite these risks, workplace relationships happen. In fact, according to a new study of 5, UK workers, more than one in five 22 per cent people met their partner through work, more so than through friends 18 per cent , online dating 13 per cent or the traditional bar or club 10 per cent.
When I polled my friends on Facebook and Twitter for advice on dating a coworker, the overwhelming majority of the responses were simply, "Don't. Dating a coworker or boss or colleague can lead to unbearable awkwardness, a tarnished professional reputation, and even job-loss. Like that's going to stop anybody from doing it.