Work and dating – I’ve always been of the opinion that they don’t mix, but then, I’ve never really been in a situation where I wanted to date anyone I worked with. The few times I’ve had guys I worked with ask me out, I politely turned them down saying that I didn’t date co-workers. But if these were guys I’d met in some other way, I still wouldn’t have gone out with them.
According to this video over at YourTango, 47% of people have dated co-workers, with 44% of office romances leading to marriage. I’d believe that. I know several people who met their spouses at work. In most of those cases, one of the two found new employment shortly after their relationship became public.
I actually have a funny little story that I can’t resist telling. The video gives a little how-to and how not-to. They smartly suggest not publicly making advances towards a co-worker at an office function or holiday party. Years ago I worked at an organization that threw these wild Christmas parties. And one year a very senior member of staff was found (as in, several people saw it with their own eyes) having sex with a much junior staff member in the men’s room. That would definitely fall into the not category.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand –shitting where you eat. Even though so many people do it successfully, I still think it’s a bad idea. What about you? What do you think?
Would you date someone you work with?
- Yes. (33 votes)
- It depends. Only if we didn’t have to work directly with one another on a daily basis. (44 votes)
- No. No exceptions. (15 votes)
- Other. Please explain in the comments. (7 votes)