Ever heard the phrase – “don’t number two where you eat?” Or is it – “don’t eat where you number two.” LOL, I could have this mixed up, but one thing is for sure–dating a co-worker is 99.9% a potentially bad look.
Don’t get me wrong, there is the .1% percent of couples who have successful relationships, but I’m not sure taking the chance to see if you’re that lucky pair is worth the risk.
What’s so harmful about it? There are several different levels to this.
Here are my 5 reasons not to date a co-worker:
1- For those who work more than they socialize, they tend to date people that they work with. (Don’t believe me? Check out hospitals, music studios or just refer to every actor/actress in Hollywood.) Which means, you aren’t the first co-worker they’ve baited. Nothing special about that, is it? Who wants to be the fourth woman/man that the person has dated in the office?
2- If you are extremely professional, you’ll want to keep it a major secret. That means you can’t really be seen together in public or at least lip-locking and holding hands. You know that once nosey Nancy sees you two together on Saturday, by the time you walk into the office Monday everybody and their mother will know.
3- when other people mention your new boo in an interesting manner, it’s going to drive you crazy wanting to either protect your love interest or claim your him/her. For example, a friend of mine secretly dated a co-worker and she would cringe when an associate of hers would comment on her guy in a negative way.
4- What if the job requires you two to make a difficult decision? Could you fire or place the blame for an issue on the person that you date or even worse, sleep with after 5?
5- dating a co-worker and getting serious with him/her means that you will begin to expose and share details about you that are known to few people. And if all fails–-what will your work environment be like when it doesn’t last? Are they the type to make your work environment miserable or can you two act like it never happened?
Some people roll the dice and get lucky, others have to change jobs because being in the same space as someone they used to rumble in the sack with makes them sick to their stomachs.
A wise person once told me to never mix dark and light liquor. Once i realized how right they were, I figured mixing business with pleasure would most likely have the same conclusion–me holding my head in my lap saying WHY DIDN”T I LISTEN! LOL.