Should You Date a Colleague?

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Co-workers playing footsie under tableHere’s another smart post from our friends at Savvy Sugar. Check it out:

Dating a co-worker can be a thrilling and wonderful thing—that is until the relationship falters. Here are seven pros and cons of dating (and breaking up with) a co-worker so you know what to expect before you decide to get involved.

Pro: Forbidden love can be hot and passionate.
Con: You might have to keep your relationship a secret from co-workers. If the office does find out, it can quickly turn into a awkward situation, and if you do eventually break up, it can become even more unpleasant and humiliating.

Pro: You have an insider’s understanding of their work ethic and how they communicate with others. You can talk openly and honestly about current projects or co-workers.
Con: You might not agree with their business decisions or attitude towards co-workers.

Pro: You have the rare opportunity to see each other when you are the most energetic, motivated and sharp.
Con: If you get in a fight or break up, you’ll have to conceal your personal feelings toward one another at the office.

Read the rest of the pros and cons at Savvy Sugar.

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