Depending on the circumstances, failing to do so could cost you a raise, a promotion – or even your job.
Of course, warnings about the dangers of workplace dating and office hookups are nothing new.
Or what if your lovey-doveyness makes all of the people you work with uncomfortable?
These questions are exactly why some companies don’t allow co-workers to date, ever.
Or that as employees work longer hours, the office has become the only available place to meet people?
Maybe the truth is that in spite of conventional wisdom, not office romances are destined for failure.
But everyone has different opinions on at-work relationships, including the editors of Gurl.
Read what we think and then let us know: is dating someone you work with ever a good idea?
Sure, there’s a chance you’ll get hurt and have to see each other a bunch, but that’s a risk you take with almost anyone you date who isn’t a total stranger.
Sure, in the beginning it’s great to have them around all the time, and to know all of the same people. And then when things go bad in the relationship, it’s so much harder to get through it knowing you have to work with that person.
Plus, as hard as you might try to hide the drama from your co-workers, it always gets out.
Personally, though, I like that my career and relationships are kept in separate worlds—it makes life more interesting!
Jessica Says: It’s A Terrible Idea Judging from my own personal experience dating three different dudes I’ve worked with, I can tell you that dating a co-worker is pretty much a horrible idea.