“My options sometimes feel like it’s either work or Tinder,” one friend recently said to me, only half joking.
She, like a lot of professional women in their twenties, is focused on making serious strides in her career before she has to make tough decisions about marriage and kids.
[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.
In a recent Career survey, 39 percent of respondents said they’d dated a co-worker .He says: “As for reasonable suspicion, the law does not impose any sort of standard that the employer must meet before taking action.That is to say, the employer does not need admissions from the employees, or explicit emails, or video evidence.There is an inherent conflict between coherent office management and sexual relations.Sex is generally considered a private topic, and romance has its own potential for drama, Scher says. 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.Women (38 percent) were more likely than men (21 percent) to date a higher-ranking colleague. According to the survey, social settings outside of the office were the most common, followed by running into each other outside of work, attending happy hours, spending late nights at the office, and going to lunch.Love has always had its consequences, and there are more than you might realize when it strikes in an office setting. Pretending that you don’t know what’s going on is a decision you’re likely to regret if things go badly between the co-workers.Lines between professional and personal lives are blurrier than ever, partly for practical reasons — even post-recession, most of us are still — and partly for cultural ones.At thriving creative and tech companies, where employees are given dormlike amenities like yoga classes and cocktail hours, it seems almost silly to draw the line at dating.