You just saw a cute guy at your office. You both rode the elevator together. You walk out to your cube when you realize he also seated himself at his cube. Only like ten feet away! You swoon. This is perfect. You have ample chances to get to know him and flirt with him.
But is this a really good idea? Are you taking a risk? Is it worth it?
The Pros of Dating a Co-Worker
It’s a safe, comfortable environment to get to know him. You can bump into him at the cafeteria or elevator. You can ask him questions about work or make friendly chatter easily.
Another advantage is that you both share a common world. You have similar benefits and vacation packages. The work environment up to your colleagues are also similar. There is no ramp time needed to get accustomed one another’s lifestyles.
See All Sides of His Personality
You are probably more of who you are at the workplace than even at home. You can see how he behaves under pressure or challenging situations. It’s a great way to gauge how he will handle such moments in a relationship.
The Cons of Dating a Co-Worker
Office Gossip and Politics
Ah! Others in the office may gossip about dating him. You may find yourself in the middle of some cattiness…
When you work with him, there is no space. It might not be simple to set boundaries when you see him daily.
Potential Break Up?
If you decide to part ways, it might get super awkward at the office….
Have you dated a co-worker? What was your experience like? Do you have any tips you would like to share? Please share with me in the comments.