To get around this, I always try to leave work at work and home at home, so to speak.I've made a conscious effort with my boyfriends to not talk too much about our private lives at work or talk too much about work drama when we're on our own time.When you begin dating a coworker, your relationships with all your other coworkers will (and should) change.I can't be as open with my work friends about my relationship as I may otherwise be.
I've had great relationships and continued to thrive in my career, but that doesn't mean it has always been easy.If you’re finding yourself contemplating a workplace romance you’re not sure you should pursue, here are four things to keep in mind.It’s okay to like someone—anyone, anywhere, any place.In my line of work there's a lot of collaboration happening, and everyone talks with each other all day.Because of that, it has been easy to fall into good friendships that sometimes become something more.There's no gossiping about the date we went on over the weekend; no scheming with my coworkers about birthday gifts for my S. It's important that I not bring that intimacy into the workplace since they all know him.Also, it's important to me to not alter their view of him as their coworker because of my experience as his girlfriend. It sucks having to watch your every move, trying to not make anyone uncomfortable or be unprofessional.) and been fine with them to the extent that nothing changes about our work ethic or the team dynamic (as much as possible).While my experiences have been mostly good, there are some definite things to consider before you decide to mix business with pleasure.Part of what you sign up for dating a coworker is having to constantly temper your affection. Imagine, you're having a really stressful day and you just want a quick hug from your S. But more than that, you don't want to give anyone ammunition to use against you should any issues arise.I know from experience that having even the slightest issue with another coworker almost always results in them complaining about your romance.As with any relationship, be intentional and over-communicate with your S.But, when you’ve got a crush on someone at work, those worries can easily fall by the wayside.Best to start things off slow before making it official and get to know one another as friends first. You get to be with your boyfriend while earning money at the same time. I actually think the worst part about working with someone you're dating is not being able to get a break.