The Pros and Cons of Office Romance

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With American workers spending more hours than they used to at the office, there is less time to get out and socialize. Plus, many people are getting married later in life, so it should not come as a surprise that more coworkers are falling in love on the job.
The Pros and Cons of Office Romance

Another reason for the proliferation of office romances is the fact that women now make up nearly half of the workforce, which has leveled the dating playing field. Furthermore, your office is staffed by people with whom you are already compatible by virtue of your going into the same line of work. You share many of the same interests, are likely in the same age bracket, and are motivated by similar goals and dreams.

Written and unwritten policies on employee romance vary from firm to firm; it's your responsibility to find out what they are. Although both you and the object of your affections may be willing participants in the relationship, remember that there still may be repercussions. Disciplinary actions for on-the-job dating could include one of you being asked to resign from the firm.

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