Have You Ever Dated A Colleague?

You spend a large part of your day at the office, so it’s natural that your colleagues may also be some of your closest friends. However, being intimate with someone you work with offers a number of workplace challenges. Have you ever walked that line? Did it work out for you?

We got to thinking about this when we read a Glassdoor survey that one in 10 people have made love in the office. The majority of those respondants (a slim majority at 51 per cent) said it’s normal and OK to be romantically involved with a coworker, and 37 per cent said they had been personally involved with a coworker themselves. Over 54 per cent of respondents noted that office romances always wind up ending in awkwardness at work, which is never a good thing.

What about you? Have you gotten yourself into a romantic relationship (or are you in one) with someone you work with, or is it a terrible idea destined to end in tears? How do you stay productive and professionally detached? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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