Dating a friend and coworker

Still, I wouldn’t use this as an example that dating a co-worker is . I haven’t dated a co-worker since then (only for lack of opportunity), but I’ve dated people I’ve met through work.

Like Friedman, I never suffered any personal disasters because of it, just a few moments of personal anxiety that I recovered from.

Certainly there are endless cases of coworkers who have found love in the workplace and moved on to marry and live happily ever after." Ultimately, she says, the success of this path will depend on you, your partner, boss, workplace, and many other variables.

And it's up to to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons — or if you're better off steering clear of an office romance.

He would bring other girls into the club and I would watch them hanging out or, worse, making out and have to batten down my rage for the rest of my shift.

This was great for writing angry poetry on the back of band fliers, horrible for my mental state.

Once I disentangled my feelings about my relationships from my feelings about my own work and career, I was more confident and could make clearer choices in both areas of my life.” I respect the point she makes, but I tend to think of the choice to date a co-worker as one made on a case-by-case basis depending on circumstances, career field (who would celebs date if they didn’t date each other?

It doesn’t matter if you’re dating someone in your field." If these potential consequences make you feel uneasy or worried about your professional future, you probably shouldn't pursue the relationship. Am I prepared to disclose the details of my relationship to my employer?Some employee handbooks require you to describe the nature of your relationship in writing.Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," says she hears it all the time, and shared her thoughts on the topic with Business Insider. "Occasionally you'll hear: the gym, supermarket, or Starbucks, because those may be the only other places you even have time to escape to outside the busy office these days." But since about one-third of human life is spent working, it's not unreasonable that romances occur in the office, she adds."Modern thinking is that you spend so much time in the office and online that those are the most likely places you will meet Mr. "And this is time spent with people we know — theoretically they're not ax murderers." A recent revealed that nearly 40% of employees admitted to having a romantic relationship with a coworker, and almost one-third of office relationships result in marriage.