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A stunning 20% of people who told Career Builder that they had dated someone at the office admitted that at least one person in the relationship was married.
You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. One of you may need to leave the job if things don't work out.And a whopping 31% of office relationships result in marriage—meaning they can't always be a bad idea, right?Here's how to make sure pursuing love won't cost you your job: Avoid Getting Involved with the Wrong Person According to the Career Builder survey, 24% of intra-office relationships were with someone higher up in the organization.[Read: 15 very obvious flirting signs between a guy and a girl] Dating a boss and your love life There’s a lot of good in dating someone from the workplace, especially your boss.The perks of dating them are plenty, and the time spent together, well that’s a lot too.Some things are universal don’ts, like dating someone you work with. So is there anyway to make a romantic relationship and a career thrive in the same place?
Psychologist Art Markman helps this reader figure it out.
And both of you have similar fields of work which makes communication and compatibility so much easier to handle because both your interests and passions in life align along the same direction.
But as perfect as the scenario may seem, is it all pretty and rosy?
Hi, I’ve committed one of the biggest professional don’t’s: I’ve started dating someone I work with.
I’ve checked the HR manual and the only mention of relationships in the workplace is that you can’t be the manager of someone that you are related to or romantically involved with, and neither is the case with us.
And when coworkers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion: If you want people to focus on your professional abilities, don't give them reasons to fuel the rumor mill.