You can rail against the unfairness of it all, but think of it this way: If life were fair, you wouldn't be in this dilemma, and the arrow would have pierced the heart of someone nice who works for the company across the street. Will you be peering around corners to make sure your former love isn't in the hall and avoiding the company picnic for fear your ex will flaunt a new love interest? Before you throw your next promotion to the wind, here are five reasons dating your coworker might not be such a good idea. Reality Unfortunately, this is not a tale by the Brothers Grimm, so you can't count on a happy ending. And it’s harder when you’re constantly interacting with them and getting attracted at the same time! Of course, you get to spend all day working in the same office. And sometimes, you may find yourself falling for your boss or dating them even before you realize it.As Americans work longer and longer days, one thing is inevitable: more and more time in the office.But for the single masses among us, that’s not always such a drag.So if you find that you’re crushing pretty hard on someone in a nearby cube, don’t worry: you’re definitely not alone. Your office isn't exactly a singles bar, and the line between becoming a “boyfriend” and a “creep” in the corporate world is always a fine one.
And you have to be there to get an incom which could put you in a tough spot.According to a survey of roughly 2,000 people conducted by Mic, the third-most common way people find romantic attachments is through work.Another survey, conducted by Career Builder, revealed that at least of all working professionals have confessed to dating a colleague in the past.We spoke with HR experts about how to best approach the issue of dating in the workplace.There are a lot of risks involved with in-office relationships regarding the image and morale of your company. Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. If things do work out, one of you may have to go, because it's against company policy to date fellow employees. Let's say you become involved with someone in your department, and you receive a promotion. Better start popping extra vitamins and heighten your sense of discretion.