And it’s harder when you’re constantly interacting with them and getting attracted at the same time! Of course, you get to spend all day working in the same office.
And sometimes, you may find yourself falling for your boss or dating them even before you realize it.
The phrase "don’t dip your pen in the company ink" is a well-worn cliché, and some companies are so concerned about the negative effects of office romances that they expressly prohibit workplace dating.
Yet, despite this, co-workers continue to wind up in bed together, restrictions and warnings be damned.
[Read: 19 sure signs you may be falling in love with your boss] And on the other hand, if you’re already dating your boss, well, it’s not all bad, just as long as you remember to keep a few things in mind while dating them. Falling for the charming boss is the easiest thing to do at work.
You admire them, they inspire you and you long to speak to them because you subconsciously crave for their attention and acknowledgment.
After firing CEO Dov Charney last month, American Apparel decided to update its company code of ethics with stricter guidelines regarding interoffice relationships.
The perks of dating them are plenty, and the time spent together, well that’s a lot too.
When you work with someone, you have a window into how they handle daily challenges.
From little hiccups to full-scale office pandemonium, you get a sense of whether someone is the calm in the storm or a part of the madness. Your coworkers have already been "interviewed" Have you ever wished that someone else could go on blind dates for you and screen out the crazies? After all, if a coworker made the cut with HR you know they've been thoroughly vetted. You'll have better odds than at your local bar Hitting up happy hour or spending your night on an online dating site isn't always the easiest way to meet new people.
But here’s the thing: Whether or not there are policies forbidding them, office relationships happen.
A recent survey by Career Builder found that nearly 40% of employees admitted to having a romantic relationship with a co-worker.