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Office Romance and Workplace Dating - The Good and Bad Sides

Office RomanceThere are many different kinds of office romance (workplace dating). Sometimes they comprise a quick fumble at the party but sometimes they can lead marriage. Every office relationship is unique but there are a few general pros and cons of getting involved with someone you work with. Over 20% of women in the world have had a relationship (casual or serious) with a work colleague at some point in their lives. So, here is a list of the benefits as well as drawbacks of getting involved in an affair with a co-worker or an office colleague.

Top 5 benefits of Office Relationships

  1. You already know his personality and character so there’s less chance of finding out that you’re just not suited.
  2. You’ll have at least one thing in common and at least one thing to talk about.
  3. You can keep an eye on him for most of the day.
  4. You don’t need to find a date for office parties and you don’t need to worry about what he might be getting up to at his.
  5. He’ll be genuinely interested in your job and career because it will share elements of his own.

Top 5 drawbacks of Office Relationships

  1. Ending the relationship will be tough because you’ll still have to see him every single working day.
  2. If you’re keeping the relationship a secret, you’ll constantly be on edge which will probably effect your performance at work.
  3. If you don’t keep it a secret, everybody will know your business because you’ll become the company talking point.
  4. Some bosses and companies don’t look favorably on romance in the workplace.
  5. Unless you like to live in each others’ pockets, it can sometimes be too intense to work alongside the man you’ll be spending most of your free time with.

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