When it comes to dating a coworker, there's one general rule: Don't do it. But sometimes, that's way easier said than done — especially if your job requires you to spend long hours and tight cubicles with the same person. Tempting (and steamy) as it may be, it can also turn out to be super awkward and traumatic — something we all saw unfold on the first season of UnREAL and — spoiler alert! — we'll see more of in the second season. But hey, if you're going to cozy up with a coworker, just follow these nine rules that'll help make things easier. 6. Sleep on it.
5 Rules for Dating My Daughter iMom
Like in the think about it for a few extra days way, not in the literal sense. In any other dating scenario, you might be eager to jump in bed with your crush a week after meeting, but in this case, do not rush. Get to know the new guy as a friend before you two cross the line. Not only will this ensure you're only crossing said line for someone who may actually be worth it, but you'll also know a bit more about his integrity, which will probably make you feel more comfortable as you two enter into a delicate situation. 7.
Get real about the aftermath. If things don't work out and there's a messy breakup, are you prepared to still see or interact with this person every day? And if not, is one of you prepared to switch jobs or departments? If those stakes are too high for you, avoid the office romance so you don't end up crying to your work wife in the bathroom. That being said though, how will you feel if you don't give into this desire?
5 Rules for Dating My Son iMom
Are you willing to live with the regret of not knowing? If the answer is no, then go for it. 8. Inform your superiors. Grab your boss for a meeting to make he or she aware the situation before they end up hearing about it at the proverbial water cooler.
Keeping them in the loop upfront not only shows respect but that you're mature enough to deal with the situation. Then close your mouth. 9. Keep your attention where it should be during office hours. You're not being paid to date, so don't spend your time on the clock making googly eyes across the conference room table.
This goes beyond just physical PDA — keep conversations at the office related to the job. Shelve last night's argument or tonight's dinner plans while you're there. What happens between you two should stay that way. 5. You'll end up looking far worse and pettier than the object of your anger.
Rely on your own merit for professional growth. Obviously you have each other's back — just as you would for any colleague you respect — but don't rely on your love interest to help you score a coveted account, new role, or praise from your boss.