Rules on dating in the workplace

But meanwhile, if you’re weighing a romance with a co-worker — or have already embarked upon one — read Losee’s tips for making your relationship a success without endangering your career.

Office romances are more common in recent years, in part because people are spending more time at the office trying to safeguard their jobs.

What do Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Julia Roberts have in common?

They all met their spouses at the office, says Stephanie Losee, co-author of Office Mate.

by Kylie Crawford Ten Brook With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to review the problems that can arise from office romances and outline some steps you can take to prevent them from occurring at your workplace.

It’s no secret that workplace relationships can lead to trouble, particularly when they sour.

If you break up, you'll have to see your ex every day.

You could be at risk for potential sabotage from a heartbroken coworker.

When you're exploring a new relationship, the last thing you want to do is ponder how it might end, though that's exactly why we're often advised to keep our work life and personal life separate.I recently called her to get her point of view on dating in the workplace. In 2014, most of us work a ton, and most of us don’t have a ton of free time.Kylie: In the time you’ve been doing this, have you worked with people who have dated in the workplace? You spend a lot of your time at work or doing work-related things, so it’s inevitable that you’re going to meet somebody you find attractive in the workplace.You might end up walking away from a job you love to avoid someone you used to.But if that's a chance you're willing to take, then here are the tips you need to date someone in the same office.