Pros and cons of dating on the job
You might not always see eye to eye about things at work, which could cause work problems to become problems. Competing for the same projects or promotions could cause serious problems in your relationship; it could also cause one of you to bow out and losing out on great opportunities to grow professionally.Regardless of the pros and cons, most people who find themselves in a co-worker romance have already made the decision that they want to give it a shot.
For her, it has to do with fostering career confidence: “There’s such a thing as having your ambitions too in sync with those of your partner.Though you may indeed meet someone during the evening a relationship at this stage is generally formed on a physical attraction rather than an actual attraction to the person within – which is why these chance, brief meetings so often end in a one night stand and little else.At work you generally become attracted to the person over time, which is more conducive to a working relationship. Establish a relationship prior to dating By working alongside someone you will get to know them as a person, and find out more about who they really are than you would in other circumstances.Once I disentangled my feelings about my relationships from my feelings about my own work and career, I was more confident and could make clearer choices in both areas of my life.” I respect the point she makes, but I tend to think of the choice to date a co-worker as one made on a case-by-case basis depending on circumstances, career field (who would celebs date if they didn’t date each other?) and personal readiness, not by a moral imperative. When I was in college I worked at a nightclub — partially because I needed the cash and partially because I was dating a guy who also worked there. Well, because he was awful and I was 19 and didn’t know any better.