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DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: Ostracized For Dating The Boss

DEARSUGAR and Corporate Crush Krissy need your help. As it turns out, one out of four couples meet at work. Is what they are doing so bad? Are the co-workers just jealously over-reacting to her special treatment, or do they have reason to feel upset?

Dear Sugar,
My company is made up of about 45 people who are all between the ages of 24 and 36. A few months ago, my boss made a pass at me. I know that mixing business with pleasure is dangerous, but the thing is, I like him. He's smart, funny, cute and I've grown to understand why it's not uncommon to fall for someone that you spend so much time with.

Since most of us are single, we often go out for drinks or dinner together after work. He became more and more aggressive about wanting to go out on a date and finally I accepted. We have been together for about six weeks and it's been amazing... until now.

Others have caught wind of our courtship and are starting to dislike me for it. They think that I am dating him for perks and special treatment, but I am not; I genuinely like him and think I am falling in love with him. Should I feel guilty? Corporate Crush Krissy

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