Dating someone you work with has always been considered taboo.
Fraternization policies are fairly common, especially in corporate environments, for a fairly simple reason: Love can be messy, and who wants that at work?
You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. If you're smart, you will deal with the real world and anticipate plenty of heartache before this tale concludes.
Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Even if things do work out, one of you may still have to go, because it's against company policy to date fellow employees.
Honestly, I would only recommend dating a coworker on two conditions: (1) You have no problem being very professional with your boyfriend at work and won't get jealous watching him interact with others, and (2) he's someone you really intend to be with for a long time.
I've had great relationships and continued to thrive in my career, but that doesn't mean it has always been easy.Nevertheless, one-third of singles have dated a coworker, according a 2016 survey.The workplace is one of the most common places people meet their significant others; it's even more common than apps or online dating according to one Google poll.When you begin dating a coworker, your relationships with all your other coworkers will (and should) change.I can't be as open with my work friends about my relationship as I may otherwise be. You can rail against the unfairness of it all, but think of it this way: If life were fair, you wouldn't be in this dilemma, and the arrow would have pierced the heart of someone nice who works for the company across the street. Unfortunately, this is not a tale by the Brothers Grimm, so you can't count on a happy ending.I'm currently dating a coworker and have twice before dated coworkers.So I guess you could consider me a seasoned veteran in this area.Now you're in a relationship with your subordinate. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and evaluating your honey? You'll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you.When co-workers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion: If you want people to focus on your professional abilities, don't give them reasons to fuel the rumor mill.