To answer Tina Turner's proverbial question, current research on workplace romance was reviewed. Luckily he was fired soon after. There are other things to consider, too. First, find out if your organization has a formal policy that forbids employees dating one another. This could be a genuine romantic connection blossoming, or it could be something called "vicinity attraction," where you start to have feelings for someone simply because you've spent a lot of time together. And the office is surprisingly a great place to vet a future partner. That's easy enough; if the two of you work for the same person, you can pick a time when your boss is in his or her office, pop in there and have a little chat.
And the office is surprisingly a great place to vet a future partner.
The psychological reasons why you fall in love with your colleagues
Which brings us to a crucial point: Not following this rule could lead to one or both of you having to look for a new place of employment and a new partner. And the office is surprisingly a great place to vet a future partner. If there's a power dynamic, such as dating someone who is more senior, that can also muddy the waters. With social networking sites and tv reality shows encouraging us to let the world witness our most personal moments, discretion has become a dying art. Will you avoid arriving at work together or leaving at the same time? Logic tells you your romantic involvement will impact your co-workers directly.