There are a few golden rules that dictate our love lives, never date a best friend’s ex and never upset your new partner’s best friend…some believe that dating a co-worker should also be high on the list of no nos. There are a few golden rules that dictate our love lives, never date a best friend’s ex and never upset your new partner’s best friend are the two big ones.And there are those that believe that dating a co-worker should also be high on the list of no nos. There was a time when making moves towards a co-worker meant stopping by their desk or bumping into them accidentally (on purpose) in the coffee room.So, an office romance may top the list of your “don’ts”, but what if Cupid decides to play tricks and you fall for a colleague five seats away from you?According to surveys, four out of ten employees have dated at work.Office romances are generally considered off-limits. Ever hear the phrase “don’t dip your pen in the company ink”?A survey conducted by Workplace Options reveals this view is heavily influenced by the generation you talk to.In a well-argued, well-researched piece on NYMag.com, Ann Friedman makes her case for never mixing work and dating.
-ROSELINE NYA It is not unusual to find co-workers getting romantically involved with one another. You might long for the time when you could lunch alone or with friends once in a while without hurting your partner’s feelings. It would be great to think that if you broke up you and your partner would be able to stay friends, or at the very least, cordial co-workers, but we all know that there is no way to guarantee that.Too much time together could also make the spark begin to fade. Even if you’re both able to remain professional, it might be torture to see each other day in and day out when all you want to do is heal and move on.You might not always see eye to eye about things at work, which could cause work problems to become problems. Competing for the same projects or promotions could cause serious problems in your relationship; it could also cause one of you to bow out and losing out on great opportunities to grow professionally.Regardless of the pros and cons, most people who find themselves in a co-worker romance have already made the decision that they want to give it a shot.For her, it has to do with fostering career confidence: "There’s such a thing as having your ambitions too in sync with those of your partner.