You’re at the copy machine and she walks by.
You blush, you can’t help it.
Every day she smells so sweet, her smiling face gives you butterflies every morning.
You can’t wait to get to work just to see her face.
She has no idea you exist.
Until one day she catches you glancing and locks eyes with you and you can feel it…
She’s noticed you too.
You guys talk on break, hit it off. Over time you two get pretty close.
The sexual tension is in the air and it’s on the brink of exploding all over your desk, lol.
What do you do? Are office romances bad?
Is work a good place to meet your next love interest?
Well, you know the old saying goes something like “Business and pleasure don’t mix.”
What if she’s just that special, that tempting, that you’re ready to throw caution to the wind?
What if she’s your long time work crush, and you find out she’s into you too?!
Why not? What could it hurt? Hubby knows, he’s cool with it, she’s fine with you being married.
Should you or shouldn’t you act on those urges?
When it comes to work and romance I typically avoid mixing the two although I do work well with others, despite the presence of a sexual relationship. I am very business minded and business is business.
I personally don’t believe in allowing personal relationships interfere with making money to sustain my lifestyle therefore I’d never have the office arguments, drama, etc.
Not everyone thinks the same way.
Emotions can run strong, especially when a relationship turns bad.
Could you stand to see this person every day if you became involved romantically and it ended ugly?
My current husband and I share a beautiful marriage with limited skirmishes. We do argue and get mad at each other as any other couple does.
We worked together from home for the past 4 years pretty much. During business hours we don’t discuss personal business, argue or fight. Our favorite saying is “See me after 6.” 🙂
My mother and her ex wife worked together only seats apart in the same office for YEARS and NOBODY knew for at least the first couple of years. NOBODY. They never jeopardized each other’s jobs as fraternizing was totally not allowed at her company. They both respected each other’s careers and kept personal personal. Their marriage ended years later long after they’d both left the job they met and fell in love at and they are still friends to date.
In my case, I personally could have an office romance and nobody would be the wiser. Ever.
If my interest felt as strongly about focusing on work vs. romance that is.
What if your office lover is the one to make scenes, etc at work despite your mutual promise to keep it cool?
Well, back to that old saying, ” Business and pleasure just don’t go together.”
Office romance is a risk you take when you decide to act on those two very tempting questions:
“Why not? What could it hurt?”
-Jay Dee, Founder.