A pretty straightforward question. Personally I'm ambivalent about the idea. Dating is one thing but a relationship is another. On the hand if there was a mutual attraction and we had a good rapport I wouldn't dismiss the idea off-hand, but then if it goes horribly wrong further down the line, you face having to work with each other and it could lead to workplace gossip.
- I would date somebody I worked with, but I wouldn't get serious with them.10% (5)9% (4)9% (9)Vote
- I would have a serious relationship with somebody I worked with.20% (10)43% (19)31% (29)Vote
- I would not date or have a serious relationship with anyone I worked with.33% (17)20% (9)27% (26)Vote
- Undecided.22% (11)9% (4)16% (15)Vote
- I am currently dating/in a serious relationship with somebody I work with or have done before.10% (5)5% (2)7% (7)Vote
- Other (please explain).4% (2)5% (2)4% (4)Vote
- See poll results.1% (1)9% (4)6% (5)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I had a dilemma with two guys liking me at my first job, which was a small family diner. I did kinda go on a date with one of them but it was short and unfortunately ended with him making inappropriate comments and just wanting to sleep with me. Once I got into a relationship he distanced himself from me, but since we were in the same circle of friends it was a bit awkward. Since then I've decided dating and working don't mix.1
Most Helpful Guy
It is always funny, and this poll proves it, that men generally don't care about this but women generally avoid dating colleagues.
I think it depends on the job. If it is career, dating internally is much messier, and likely someone would have to move in the long run if it works out. In a part time/hourly job I think dating is not nearly as a big of a deal and should be fine, I have done it in retail and broke up and it was fine.0