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)