You sleep, you eat, you work, you eat, you work, you gym, you eat, you work.
And then you work some more. And then you repeat.
Oh yes, and somewhere in there you’re supposed to find your soulmate too. No biggie right?
So is it any wonder, when you are spending 40+ hours at the office, surrounded by the same people, day in and day out, that some 70% of people admit to having had an office fling at one time or another? Nope. But when temptation creeps in, should you or shouldn’t you? Here’s what you need to know¦
Cuts down on the chase
Not only will you already have a pretty good idea of the kind of guy this guy is, but you will also probably be able to skip past all the early dating niceties and get right into something a little more serious¦saving you both time and money. Two things the young, urban, professional knows are very important.
It can make work more enjoyable
Let’s be realistic, not everyone’s job is a walk in the park. So why not make your work day a little more enjoyable by having some eye candy around to exchange flirty glances with and who you can fantasize about doing all kinds of inappropriate things with in the office supply closet.
It might have to be a secret
The reality of the situation is, sometimes there are going to be circumstances where you simply aren’t going to be allowed to be dating someone you work with. Be warned: this can be exceptionally tough during those early I-want-to-scream-from-the-rooftops-how-in-love-with-you-I-am moments.
Say goodbye to couples vacation
Working in the same department as your office fling? Don’t start dreaming about sandy beaches and sunshine getaways just yet. Even if your relationship is known around the office, there will be less likelihood that you will both be able to get time off for a vacation together if one of you is expected to cover for the other during leave.
If things go sour¦
You knew this one was coming. The biggest risk with an office romance is the chance that it won’t work out. Because if it doesn’t (no, of course yours will, but¦if it doesn’t), you’re stuck sharing office space and living space and breathing space with your ex¦for 8 hours a day¦for five days a week¦for God only knows how long. Eeks.