“You’re there to do business and personal relationships are secondary.”If your company allows a relationship, pursue it with discretion.“You’re there to work—your company’s paying you for a job to do,” says Amanda Lachapelle, director of human resources and talent acquisition at Glassdoor. “If there’s no policy, it’s never ever a good idea to get involved with someone in a reporting structure, whether they report to you or vice versa,” warns Cunningham.Also keep in mind that your company can access your work email, so don’t give the company tech support new reading material with your love letters. Lachapelle suggests keeping your personal life private and to consider how the relationship could affect your reputation.“You don’t want the reputation of the person who dates around—take into account your role in the company,” says Lachapelle.According to a Career Builder survey of more than 4,000 workers nationwide, 17% of respondents have dated a coworker at least twice, with 30% of those relationships leading to marriage.After all, you can’t always help whom you fall in love with.“We spend over 70% of our time at the office,” says Nicole Williams, Linked In’s career expert.“Respect your coworkers and remember that the office is a place where people come to work.” Since physical contact with a romantic partner in the office can make people feel uncomfortable, err on the side of being conservative.“If advancing professionally is important to you, really think about how others perceive you,” says Lachapelle.Office romances tend to work best when both people spend their time in the office working.
Your boss can even help to create personal and professional boundaries.”How do you treat your partner at work?It is either true love or some basic needs which they require from their top end management!For example, a lot of women are dating their boss regardless of their relationship status just to achieve a higher position and boost in their careers.If you do decide to pursue a relationship with a coworker, experts suggest answering a few questions before you leap. Companies have different policies regarding interoffice relationships, so research before pursuing a coworker.“If you’re in a situation where no relationships are allowed, there’s no grey there,” says Haefner.