It seems like everyone has a cautionary tale of a relationship in a workplace that went terribly, terribly wrong.Dating a coworker or boss or colleague can lead to unbearable awkwardness, a tarnished professional reputation, and even job-loss. For as long as there have been workplaces, there have been people surreptitiously hooking up at them.It’s important to keep your at-work relationship as professional as possible: unless you’re at lunch or in a group setting, try to limit the non-work related smalltalk to after hours.
But, is this really a smart strategy to get over a breakup? Mingling, flirting and meeting new people can be very good for your ego.But communicating via company email system is dicey, and any email you open on your computer screen can be too easily read by a co-worker.Send each other text messages instead — not too often, but enough to keep things interesting.(But don’t send angry texts — save the serious for after work.) Ah, Lunch! Though it’s tempting to treat every lunch hour like a mid-day date with the co-worker you’re sleeping with, it’s a good idea to either set a schedule or limit your lunches together to one day a week.You really don’t want to become “that couple,” to the exclusion of your other co-workers, and you also don’t want to spend If you and a coworker actually start dating, and plan on being a couple for a while, stop keeping it a secret.Let’s look at the pros and cons of starting to date immediately. Getting attention just feels good and offers the opportunity to refresh your flirting skills. If you rush into a new relationship without reflecting on what happened in your previous one, you risk repeating the same mistakes.