Pros and cons of dating on the job
It might make things more exciting to have a forbidden, secret relationship at work.Just remember, it should be based on more than that—if it lasts, you’ll have to tell people about it eventually.You might long for the time when you could lunch alone or with friends once in a while without hurting your partner’s feelings. It would be great to think that if you broke up you and your partner would be able to stay friends, or at the very least, cordial co-workers, but we all know that there is no way to guarantee that.Too much time together could also make the spark begin to fade. Even if you’re both able to remain professional, it might be torture to see each other day in and day out when all you want to do is heal and move on.He would bring other girls into the club and I would watch them hanging out or, worse, making out and have to batten down my rage for the rest of my shift.
As with any situation, it helps to consider the pros and cons of dating a coworker.Pro: Working together completely eliminates the “should I call? ” dilemma because duh, you’re going to see him in 10 hours. Pro: It’s a really good idea to stick around afterhours and make out in the stairwell/supply closet/wherever.Con: Holy shit you’re going to see him in 10 hours! That way, if your boss is giving you shit about some bullshit you can just look past him at the spot where you were fooling around last week, and be all, “heh.” Con: You can never bang anyone at work ever ever again, because you’ll be ‘the official sponsor of office blow jobs’ and every new male hire will give you that look.Still, I wouldn’t use this as an example that dating a co-worker is . I haven’t dated a co-worker since then (only for lack of opportunity), but I’ve dated people I’ve met through work.Like Friedman, I never suffered any personal disasters because of it, just a few moments of personal anxiety that I recovered from.