Dating your coworker
“They may have said things about your significant other to you that they would have never said if they had known you were together,” Baker explains.“This can lead to hurt feelings and resentment.”Still, take into consideration the nature of the relationship — because if it’s not serious, it may not be worth the trouble of disclosing it.While keeping a new relationship secret from co-workers is the usual tactic, doing so might not actually be in your best interest.“Research suggests that secret relationships can be corrosive,” Baker says.Even if you’re on the same level, dating someone on your team can still hurt your career.“Dating someone within your department will affect your opportunities for promotion, because the company can’t put you in a position where one of you reports to the other,” Heathfield explains. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.
On some level, it’s understandable why people would be inclined to date their co-workers.
And the benefits continue once an office romance is in full swing.