No Matter what happens after Five here, dear, If you Both end up to be More in Store around that Water Cooler... There is Always Something to be Said with working with a coworker, and of course, Nothing is always Hunky Dorey. Stay friends, Maybe hang out and keep it Light for now. Feel it out and don't over think anything. Many coworkers hang out after the doors close and Many Times... Keep Everything behind those closed doors so No wagging tongues at Coffee Time. Good luck. xx
I would believe that to be a bad idea to fraternize in the professional workplace. Maybe it's fine once one of you move on and either work in a different company or if one of you had already quit, or at least one of you will leave soon, but if it's neither of those cases, then be aware of what the policies and procedures or regulations of your company or organization actually is in regards to fraternization and relationships in the workplace. Typically they forbid it entirely if it's the same department, and one is a manager or supervisor and the other is an associate or subordinate if I remembered correctly.
Maybe it might be fine if you both work at 2 completely separate departments in the same company.
As a general rule, I'd say dating a coworker is a bad idea. An exception would be if it's a big company and you two don't actually work in the same department. Other than that, I'd stay away from it. ;)
Is he somebody you work with directly? If so, then I'd lean towards no. If he's a random person that happens to work in another department on the other side of the building/workplace, then that may be okay. I've seen close coworkers start "something" then it becomes very ugly when things go south. Even if things don't go south: What happens when, one day, you get a promotion and he doesn't? Or vice versa. The tension about being involved with somebody in that situation can be trying.
Don't mess around with co workers... never poop where you eat. If it falls apart, then rumors and crap talking happen.
No, no, and no. Take it from someone who was stupid enough to date her boss. It puts a terrible strain on the professional relationship when things don't work out. If you date your coworker, you should really hope that both of you are mature enough to be professional. Otherwise, you could be out of a job.