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
22% (11)9% (4)16% (15)Vote
I am currently dating/in a serious relationship with somebody I work with or have done before.
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.
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.
Yep sure. Even if we broke up, I still think I could professionally work alongside him, because as a doctor, you're more fixed on helping a patient which is a pretty dang important common goal. Now, I will admit, I've never dated a co-worker, so maybe I am speaking prematurely.
Not even work place gossip, it's just plain unprofessional. If you and someone else are up for the promotion, the person who's fucking one of their colleague's isn't going to look like one of the best options. Not even including the drama, it just looks desperate. Keep your love/personal life and work completely separate if you hope to get ahead...
No, I wouldn't want my personal life mixing with my business life. Some partners bring their home and relationship probs to the work front and I am not up for that. I think most businesses dont allow it as well
I would certainly consider it. If we fall in love with each other, then we both can't help it. Dating a supervisor/manager or subordinate is out of the question, though. The reason that's different is due to office "favoritism". Not that I would favor my working significant other, but some people may think I am. I would be fair across the board, even with my significant other. In other words, I'm someone that would keep his professional and personal lives separate, especially if one of us is the leader over the other. Same should go if she is my supervisor/manager. Very, very rarely do these relationships (manager/subordinate) ever work out.
I work in a small company. There is no privacy. If I date a co worker it would literally be everyone's business. I love my privacy so I prefer not to bring my personal life into work. Besides, I hear what these women say about each other behind their backs. I personally find they are all immature and insecure which is a major turnoff. I would not date any of my current co workers.