At Work Relationships
Dating someone you work with can be super tricky – not just for you and your boo, but also for your co-workers and boss. What if you two break up but still have to see each other every single day? What if you get in a fight while you’re working and cause tons of drama? Or what if your lovey-doveyness makes all of the people you work with uncomfortable? These questions are exactly why some companies don’t allow co-workers to date, ever.
But everyone has different opinions on at-work relationships, including the editors of Gurl. Read what we think and then let us know: is dating someone you work with ever a good idea?
Julie Says: There’s Nothing Wrong With It
Work is where you spend a whole lot of your time. Of course you might meet someone you dig. If you’re responsible about it and you’re not your boo’s boss (or the other way around), it really shouldn’t be a problem. Sure, there’s a chance you’ll get hurt and have to see each other a bunch, but that’s a risk you take with almost anyone you date who isn’t a total stranger. Plus, I really dig the idea of earning a few bucks an hour while you fall in love!
Melanie Says: It’s Okay For Some People
I’ve mainly just worked with girls (shocker: not many dudes work for women’s or teen magazines and blogs!), and since I date guys, I haven’t really been put in this situation too often. That said, I have a friend who’s dating a coworker, and they’re really happy. Personally, though, I like that my career and relationships are kept in separate worlds—it makes life more interesting!
Jessica Says: It’s A Terrible Idea
Judging from my own personal experience dating three different dudes I’ve worked with, I can tell you that dating a co-worker is pretty much a horrible idea. Sure, in the beginning it’s great to have them around all the time, and to know all of the same people. But after a while, it’s just too much. And then when things go bad in the relationship, it’s so much harder to get through it knowing you have to work with that person. Plus, as hard as you might try to hide the drama from your co-workers, it always gets out. Take it from me: it’s uncomfortable, awkward and should be avoided whenever possible.
Who do you agree with? Have you ever dated a co-worker? Did it work out? Let us know in the comments.
At Work Relationships