By dating someone at work you can both lift the spirit of the office by being in this mood and giving off positive vibes.
When you create a jovial environment it will often rub off on those around you, and your happy feelings will spread throughout the office making the whole workplace more enjoyable for you and your colleagues, which will in turn result in a more productive workforce. Have a helping hand during those stressful times If you have a problem at work it may seem like everything is against you and no-one is willing to help.
There’s an old saying that comes to mind - Here are 5 pros and 5 cons of workplace dating for you to consider. Great place to meet In today’s hectic work environment it can be difficult to find the time to ‘get out there’ and find a suitable partner.
Quite often you need to see someone, and chat to them, a few times before you realise you wish to ask them out on a date, or before you actually gain the courage to do so - which means meeting someone at a bar or club is often a one off and leaves you little time to act.
If you see them everyday, spending 8 working hours with them and still want to date - the chances are you will have a healthy relationship, that you will enjoy spending time with each other and, unlike a lot of people, will not be searching for time away from each other which isn’t always a good indication that a relationship will last. Create a happy work environment The early stages of dating is a great time.
You’re excited every time you see the person, you’re happier than you may otherwise be, and because of this you’re generally more approachable as a person.
several of the positive aspects can easily slip into negative ones, and there are other issues all on their own which could block you from having a meaningful relationship with a workmate. Subject of Idle Gossip If you start a relationship with someone in your office, you can be sure that other people will gossip about it. If possible, you should try and be open about your new relationship instead of keeping it a secret. Firstly, your co-workers may be jealous of the relationship you have, especially if it is on an employer/employee style basis of dating your boss/minion.
Though nothing may be going on, your insecurities of entering a new relationship may indeed give way to this green eyed monster. Spending too much time together It’s great that you can spend time with your heart’s desire - but sometimes you do just need a break.
It’s natural, however, to want to protect the one you love by not disciplining them as they should be.
You must try and keep your personal feelings out of the business decisions that you make, and this is not always possible.
By finding out more about the real person, and being attracted to this person, the relationship should last longer and be more secure than if the relationship had been built on the white lies of someone wishing to be more than they really are.
Also the fact you are working for the same company shows that you already have a strong bond between each other - with the added advantage to not having to explain your job to a possible mate and have their eyes glaze over when they find out you’re an accountant. Spend time with each other Obviously if a relationship is going to last a long time, you and your partner will need to spend a lot of time with each other.
Though you may indeed meet someone during the evening a relationship at this stage is generally formed on a physical attraction rather than an actual attraction to the person within - which is why these chance, brief meetings so often end in a one night stand and little else.