Anyway, we asked people what they thought about dating a co-worker, and here’s what they had to say:
“So… my point is as long as it doesn’t affect your job performance and you don’t act like a fool in the office because Oga is piping you or you’re eating madam’s ass, then do it, oops.”
“Personally at some point in my life I saw it as cool. If you find someone really attractive and you click, it’s okay to start something…
“But dating in the office comes with a lot of ‘what ifs.'” Imagine your boss screaming bae in your presence and you can’t do anything about it, even after vowing under the duvet during an intense sex-or-love-making moment that you’re going to be her cover.
“However, it worked for a lot of people, dating in the office, turned into a blissful marriage but for others it didn’t end well. Now I don’t think I’d date anyone in the office because it’s ‘seeing each other’ every day. Not good for my fragile emotional health.”
“What if it doesn’t work? We all know how something starts but aren’t sure of the ending. If, things don’t go as planned, it’s not cool to work in the same space with a person depending on how it ended (not everyone has a mature streak in them).
“Will both parties be able to leave the relationship and its merits at the gate of the office building? Because honestly, they cannot afford to affect their duties and responsibilities, especially when one is superior to the other. I can’t put you out of work because of work and then you use that to act outside of work. It’s very stressful.
“There is so much competition in offices and at some point, a sense of entitlement comes.
“On the other hand, it might just work but it takes extra effort and full understanding and communication from both parties. Besides, it’s not like either of them will be around forever, so yeah, it’s not a bad idea.
“It’s not a big deal … if both are mature about it and if they understand that work is work, if they respect the privacy of colleagues.
“However, only a few are mature enough to handle it, i.e. enlightened about it.
“So instead of having drama I think society decided to say it’s not allowed.”
“There’s a rule about dating a co-worker, don’t do it.
“However, this is easier said than done, especially when your job requires you to spend long hours and cramped cubicles with the same person. It can be tempting and overwhelming.
“So, if you’re going to date a colleague, you have to think about the consequences. Would you be willing to see or interact with this person every day if there was a breakdown?”
“Girl. I tried it. I tried it and it ended in tears. It was shit. You know what they call to finish watching? Yes. Finished watching and entered my content. Basically there was no respect, there was nothing… See it was really bad.
“Really, really bad.”
“Why not? Who else should you love than someone you see every day and have seen “everything”?
“Feelings (and love) for many grow from constant meeting opportunities like the ones you have in the office…”
“It’s normal to fall in love with someone you work with, people fall in love mysteriously. But most of the time, it creates jealousy and I’m not open to someone like me. I love my space.
“Office romance is not for me. Seeing each other every day can be tiring.
“I think it’s very complicated and it throws your relationship off balance and being around your significant other every day.”
“There is nothing wrong with that. If they work in two different departments and don’t report to each other, that’s fine.
“We spend most of our time with colleagues so this is expected.”