I am dating my boss which is worse lol. I dont see any negatives cause he and I talked about it and we decided that if we broke up we would just still act professional. I treat him like my boss at work but after work I treat him like my boyfriend :o I see no negatives at all.
Don't dip your pen in company ink. It causes distractions and if either one of you are a supervisor, then there could be appearances of favoritism. If it ends, you force people to choose sides and things become awkward.
I want to date my coworker too! But reasons not too... life at work can be so awkward. But that doesn't mean it will be. When couples get upset with each other it's obvious and too many people get involved. Sometimes they're the ones who cause the break up. People like to ask personal questions and start rumours like "she's cheating on him" or "she does the nasty with me too". You'll have to use your own judgement.
There was a new girl in our office who dated and fu*ked every guy there including me. Didn't matter if they were single or married, even did this one chick and all in the space of a few months. Basically after a few fist fights, broken relationships and pissed wifes assaulting her in the office she got sacked. Still a bad atmosphere in the office.
Considering your age, you're probably working a minimum wage short term job. In that case, there's no reason not to since one of you is likely to find another job in the relatively near future.
But when you're working at having a career, this complicates workplace dynamics. If things go south with the relationship or people start talking, it can make work difficult. Not such a big risk if you're working for a large company and you don't work closely with the person in question, but dating people in the same department is not advisable, and especially not someone you work with daily or are in a managerial relationship with.
I haven't done it because it can create problems. Let's say you and your co worker were to date and start having problems possibly to the point you're not even on speaking terms, but your job requires you to communicate with your co worker. Then you have two problems at the same time.
If two people than manage a relationship in a workplace without distracting each other or other people then there's no problem. Its nice to see the person you love on a daily basis and sure as hell make you feel better if you're having a bad day at work, On the other had it can lead to real problems if there individuals bicker and fight. If you can't really tell someones dating another person at a workplace then there's no problem.
I've done this. Don't do this :/ if you break up it'll be awkward as hell and you'll end up with colleagues talking about your business and even taking sides. Thankfully I no longer work with my ex but he was a manipulative piece of shit who made everyone believe he was lovely but was an absolute bastard behind closed doors. So everyone naturally took his side when he broke my heart. Be careful.