Dating at work

Akamai Technologies / Other QWERTee
Jun 4, 2018 9 Comments

People always advise against dating at work. I get it, if the relationship doesn’t work out, it will be awkward. But how is this avoidable when one spends so much of their time working? Are there any success stories out there for those couples that met at work?

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  • Golden rule : "Don't do it because it is not worth the risk"
    Jun 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon Jexx
    It’s not just about breaking up - it’s also about the initial asking. My wife was asked out constantly by guys at work, some of whom were dicks when she said no. They made her work life much more problematic.
    This means that any time a woman is asked she’s then having to deal with “how is this guy going to behave when i say no”. This can make a really problematic environment for her.
    Jun 5, 2018 1
    • Akamai Technologies / Other QWERTee
      OP
      This is a really good point. This exact thing happened to a friend of mine at a previous job. He was in a management role too. And when she finally started dating someone outside of work, he started treating her poorly. She’s not faultless either though. She flirted with him a lot even though she was never interested.
      Jun 8, 2018
  • Microsoft Amziscray
    Bill and Melinda Gates; jeff Raikes and his wife... they met at Microsoft. And there are a lot of others. Maturity helps
    Jun 4, 2018 1
    • Akamai Technologies / Other QWERTee
      OP
      Maybe I need a job at Microsoft then haha
      Jun 4, 2018
  • Salesforce / Eng
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    My wife was my colleague in first start up company. 😀😀 have fun. It should be fun and enjoyable.
    Jun 4, 2018 1
    • Salesforce Tower
      I know exactly who you are :) small world
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Cimpress / Eng Lts088
    I met my boyfriend at work and worked on the same team as him for several years (before we both moved on to new jobs). It can work if you’re mature about it and understand how to deal with it.
    Jun 4, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    It depends on the ground rules you set, and how mature both of you are at following them.
    Jun 4, 2018 0