Questions you need to ask yourself before you consider dating a coworker.
So you’ve been getting to know the hottie in accounting and you guys seem to be hitting it off. You bond over work-related things, like to go to the same restaurants for lunch, and even watch the same T.V. shows. But taking that office crush to the next level is a risky move, both personally and professionally. Before you decide to date your cute coworker, here’s what you should ask yourself.
“Am I just attracted to this person, or is it truly an emotional connection?” - Being flirty with someone you spend a lot of time with at the office while you commiserate over your TPS reports is one thing, but if you think about this person A LOT even when you’re not together, that probably means you’ve developed an emotional connection, says clinical therapist and dating and relationships expert Michele Kerulis.
“Do I know what he or she is really, truly like?” - Make sure you’re not just attracted to this person’s awesome sales numbers and that you really like them for who they are.
“What kind of policy does my company have?” - Before you decide to engage in an office romance, make sure you know your company’s HR policy on relationships at work.
“Will a romantic relationship impact my ability to do my job or move ahead at work?” - If dating your coworker would negatively affect either of you at work, you might want to re-think it.
“Can we set and obey boundaries?” - If you do go for it, make sure you set up boundaries for talking about personal stuff and professional matters at home, so you can maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Source: Women's Health