Inner Office Dating– So Good Or A Recipe For Disaster?
Sometimes the things we know we shouldn’t do are the only ones we really want. Chocolate will go straight to your hips but you eat it anyways, hairdryers kill your hair but you use them regardless, and talking on the phone while driving is now illegal but sometimes you just have to make that call! One of the biggest things we shouldn’t do comes to singles dating in the office, but as soon as they tell you not to date the boss, that’s the #1 person on your ‘To-Date’ list. When it comes to dating people in your office, what could really go wrong? The answer is probably more than you’d like.
If you have a crush on one of your authority figures in your office, chances are other people do, to. You may benefit from getting some special attention from your boss if you’re the one dating him, but that may be balanced out with getting treated a little worse than usual from the others in the office. Not only might there be jealousy because you’re dating the big man on campus, but there could be a little hostility because you have a hand-up on getting on his good side. If you’re going to start dating a boss, make sure your co-workers are cool with it! If they’re not, then leave your relationship out of the office. What they don’t know won’t hurt them, and better yet, won’t get you hurt.
If all’s a go for your office relationship, keep in mind that there are still going to be limits on it! It’s appropriate for your boyfriend to give you a kiss goodbye if he walks you to work one day, but that’s not exactly the case if your boyfriend is also your boss. Keep the PDA away from your workplace so you don’t make things awkward for those around you. And while we’re on the subject of physical interaction, there’s that little issue of sex. We’ve all seen a movie where the boss romantically sweeps everything off his desk and they go at it like there’s no one around. Even if his office is a windowless soundproof room, there should be no sex in the office! Ever!
So let’s review, shall we? Make sure co-workers are cool, don’t overload the PDA, and leave sex in the office to movies. Any extra questions, class?