Dating your colleague — DOs and DON’Ts

With many of us spending our lives at work, office romances can be hard to avoid. With a high tendency of getting onto an office romance, we decided to remind you what are the things about dating a coworker you should think about before going for it. Office romance, just like any other form of romance has its positive and negative sides. One major disadvantage about the office romance, is if it fails, you will experience a very awkward struggle, which will be hard to escape. That is why, you have to be serious about your game and play by the rules!

DO:

Adhere to company policy

While most of the companies don’t have any strict rules on this matter, there are no guarantees that your company is chill about co-workers being more than co-workers. Do check the company policies and in case you are breaking them, make sure you keep it as hidden as the office rooms allow you.

Plan and strategize

Office romances required good communication, say the experts. Talk openly with each other about your relationship and make sure you’re both on board with the pros and cons that may come with your budding office romance.

Make sure the feeling is mutual

..and avoid making a pass at someone who isn’t interested — at worst it could lead to you being accused of sexual harassment or at best come across as a bit of an office sleaze and liable to being gossiped about

DON’T:

Tell every breathing soul

That means the both of you have to agree not to tell anyone, especially colleagues who might be inclined to the gossip mill. And o everything in your power to resist the temptation to post your love affair on social media too.

Ask coworkers to choose sides

In case you are already dating and your co-workers know about the relationship, if you get in a fight or disagreements, DO NOT ask your office friends to pick sides. It will make the whole office settings awkward and it will be difficult for your co-workers to stay friends with both people leaving you and them in a very miserable state.

Flirt outrageously at work

It can be embarrassing for people around you and even more than that, they might get distracted from work and not able to focus because of all the sexual tension going on around them. Be respectful to your co-workers and find a more quiet and private place for flirting kind of things.

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