Work, work, work! It seems to be all that our lives are consumed with now a days. It is nice to always find time for your personal life. Going out with friends, spending time with the family, enjoying time to yourself or even dating. I encourage all of these things. Being able to distress and unwind is important to you and your health. So, what about combining dating and working? You know, knocking out two birds with one stone. I feel that this is the one time where each bird deserves to be knocked out with their own individual stone. I am not saying that working with the person you are dating can’t work out or that it is horrible, but I am saying that it can be a little awkward. To avoid awkwardness or unwanted attention and so forth, it may be smart to not date someone you work with.
Let’s say you do decide to date someone you work with. It is going great and you couldn’t ask for anything better. For whatever reason, you guys break up. Now, you may have office buddies in your face about the break-up, you may have to work with your ex when you really just want to forget you two ever dated, you might see them flirting with other people and you won’t like it, maybe they are crazy and you can’t seem to get away, the possibilities are almost endless.
So, what if you guys started dating before you worked together? That’s a toughie. I do not think that you two should break up on the count that now you guys are colleagues, but if there is any way to not work together, then, I advise it. Maybe work in different departments that do not cross or different shifts. If you absolutely have to work with one another, then I just hope we can all be adults about this if it ever comes to an end.
I don’t want to advise anyone to think negatively about dating, but think smart. Yes, it is a possibility that things can go great, you get married, start a family and retire and grow old together, but what are the chances? Play it safe and keep your work and recess time separated.
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