Another reason work and romance rarely mix is it can put a serious hamper on job performance.
You may find yourself taking longer lunches together or finding ways to sneak off to be alone.
Romance in the Workplace – The Good These days, people spend the bulk of their time at work, which makes the temptation to start an office romance strong. You get a feel for their intelligence, personality and ethic and this can create a type of chemistry that could lead to something more.
Ahh, Monday morning; that annoying time to get up early, schlep into the office and get back to the stresses of the job. An office romance may make Monday mornings easier and more fun.
But is adding a bit of excitement to your work life worth the risk?
People inherently understand and are attracted to others who “understand” that part of their life.”Another draw of getting involved with a co-worker is the excitement coupled with the “safety” of dating somebody you’ve already gotten to know.
Gregg Ward, Workplace Consultant puts it this way: “There are a lot of “creeps” (both men and women) out there in the world; dating and falling for someone you work with is a lot easier/safer than trying to meet someone in clubs, bars, etc.
Susan Llewellyn Deniker offers another sobering thought: “Romances gone wrong can lead to workplace violence.”Remember this; just because you work with somebody doesn’t mean you really know them.
The person you’re dating may have a serious mental illness or some type of emotional instability you’re not aware of.
Relationships need time to grow between just two people before being brought out into the open.
Constant scrutiny can drive a quick wedge between you.
Soon the rumor mill gets started and it’s everybody’s business.