Work is one of the many ways adults can meet other people. You might be thinking this is the best place to find your soul mate – you spend most of your waking hours at work so why not? But there are some things about your social life that should remain separate from your work life, and dating is one of them, here’s why:
1. You Might Get Caught Doing The Dirty At Work
If you’re dating someone, hopefully you find them physically attractive… but sometimes you might find them a little bit too attractive. When you are dating a co-worker you run the risk of being turned on during meetings or while sitting at your desk, and having the desperate urge to run to them for some mid-day hanky panky. It’s too risky, so don’t bother putting yourself in that compromising position. It’s not worth spending the next few months looking for a job and explaining to employers why your old boss won’t give you a recommendation.
2.It Would Be Mad Awkward At Work If You Fight
Hopefully whoever you choose to date is not vengeful, but some people are, and you might not even see it coming. Why risk dating a work colleague who can hold a grudge and potentially ruin your career? People hide their personalities and present their best self at the beginning of a relationship, so why not date someone who can’t get you fired after you’ve had a fight?
3.You Might Get Fired
A lot of companies have rules against dating in the office. In some cases you’ll get fired if they find out you’re dating someone within the company. If it’s against company policy and you get caught, you might get lucky and be told to end it or you could both find yourself looking for new work – and mutual unemployment might destroy your relationship anyway.
By: Dammy Eneli