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Dating in the Office

Would You Engage in an Office Romance?

We see office romances on TV all the time, on shows like The Office and Mad Men. I have friends who met their significant others through work, but I've personally never met a special someone on the job. Are you open to office romance or is this a big no-no for you?

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Advah Advah 6 years
I didn't like the idea but briefly dated a coworker last year, but we work in different departments and completely different buildings and actually never run into each other at work unless there are after-work drinks. Now we're not really speaking for various reasons, but the most surprising bit was several of my female friends from work at the time randomly stopped speaking to me - made me realise work IS like junior school! Also, while I was upset when things ended I still kicked myself not to be awkward around him, and he was a real jerk (chatting one day, ignoring me the next...). So I'd probably give work dating another try if I really really liked the person, but I'll be real careful about it - I've learnt my lesson.
Carri Carri 6 years
I'm married now, so no... But even if I weren't, I've already learned my lesson.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
I don't think I could say no to a real attraction. But if I felt sort of "eh", I'd skip it. Years ago I dated a coworker. We thought we were SO sly, that no one knew. Found out later that basically everyone knew
stephley stephley 6 years
My favorite ex started as a co-worker. You meet people where you meet them, and likely have things in common with a co-worker in your chosen field.
KWM KWM 6 years
I met my husband at work :)
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
It depends, what I say is never date someone you work with every day. If you have a large office with different sections and departments then its ok.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I work with all no. But even if I didn't, I don't think I ever would.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
No. I've learned my lesson. :)
Deidre Deidre 6 years
I never would. I'm all about keeping my work and personal lives separate. And to be completely honest, I like having the chance to miss my husband while I'm at work -- makes coming home that much sweeter.
Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 6 years
I dated a co-worker, then married him! You can find love in the office — just ask Don Draper! :)
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