Dating in the workplace may seem awkward or interesting, the root of the deliberation being whether the romance is worth it or not. Maybe it’s because we’re all super sober during office hours that’s why we don’t seem to notice the sweet office partner, but the idea of getting romantic in the workplace is still debatable and giving it a trial will really convince you if that’’s the best or not.
Be Aggressive About Boundaries
Don’t mix romance with work duties, It’s natural to think about how an office romance will affect your career, but the fact that you work both work in same place will also affect your relationship, so make sure to draw a line between work life and love life. It’s important to put your career first and believe in your ambition but don’t introduce any work-related competition into your relationship. You cannot resent your partner’s raise, even if you didn’t receive one. Keep it professional in the boardroom and playful in the bedroom.
Don’t Flirt Too Much In The Office
If you do decide to start a relationship in the office with your colleague, remember that others might probably pick up on the sparks. It’s hard to pretend like you’re not dating someone for eight hours a day but you can do your best to make others comfortable. Don’t always hang around him or her in the office, act professionally in the office and you can flirt outside the working environment. As tempting as revenge sex on your colleague’s desk sounds, there are much better ways to be romantic that don’t involve getting caught. Don’t display too much affection in the presence of other colleagues.
Step Up Your Look
The pressure to look good everyday is real, always look good in your neat fitted well ironed outfit. Feeling hung over the morning after a secret happy hour with your coworker is no excuse for not pulling it together. You have to look hot, but not in an overt way. Don’t appear in that uncomfortable dress code. Always appear good with nice outfits, matching shoes and nice perfumes. As a lady stay sexy with nice hairdo and makeups.
Avoid Any Act Of Preferential Treatment For The Co-worker
You have to work twice as hard to prove to everyone that there isn’t a preferential treatment being given to your partner because everyone will automatically assume this it is happening. Preferential treatment alienates other co-workers and will create a hostile working environment.
Prepare Exit Strategy
Always be prepared for breakup and talk to your partner about what will happen if the relationship ends. Inevitably, some dating relationships come to an abrupt end or fizzle out over time. Leave the lovers’ quarrels, the tears, the anger,all at home and take great care to bring your most professional self to work every day post break-up. In terms of speaking to and working with your ex, be polite and professional and get your work done amiably. Remember that it is not the love affair that will get you canned, but the stalking, accusations. Have a frank discussion about how you two will act toward each other if you decide to call it quit, so that awkwardness and emotions don’t interfere with your ability to get the job done.
Before you’ve even approached the co-worker of your dreams, be sure that he or she is interested in you in the same way. This takes a little bit of investigation and intuition but it’s worth it or you might end up with egg on your face. And if you hardly know them, take time to get to know them before assuming you’ve made a good decision.