Office Romance – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Office Romance – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Written by Joy Eriaye
People often spend more time at the office than at home. As a result, there are lots of single men and women who don’t have the time to meet new people. So they naturally seek their potential parters within their surrounding environment which is the office.

Relationship with co-workers can be very tempting because hard work doesn’t leave much time for socialising.

Why? This is because majority of workers spend more than 40 hours a week which makes them feel that work is a natural place to meet new people for dating purposes.

Office Romance – The GOOD
There are many issues both positive and negative to consider before engaging in office romance.

One positive aspect is time efficiency.
Why look for potential dates when you have your office full of beautiful women?
Funny isn’t it? But you end up saving both time and money! *Winks*

Secondly, since you spend so many hours together at work,you already have an idea of what he or she is like good or bad.

And lastly, aside sex, you get time to spend together. Not quality but an ok time. Cool isn’t it?

Office Romance — The BAD
Office romance also have their draw backs.

Its simply a recipe for disaster. The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another every day may cause friction within the relationship.

Everyone needs “alone time” to pursue other things like hobbies and hanging out with friends. Lack of this may cause relationships to self destruct.

Office romance may interfere with individuals abilities to perform their professional duties.
For example: Imagine you telling your girlfriend or boyfriend that he or she is fired? Who can peacefully handle that?

This will obviously cause conflicts of interest between office situations and relationship.

It may also lead to accusations of favouritism which may harm the morale of colleagues.

It also brings jealousy. Other employers may flirt with your partner or vice versa. This really hurts especially if your relationship is kept a secret. Its either you go “gaga” and let the cat out of the bag or you just keep cool and mute like you aint hurt. Not an easy thing to do right? ….‎​​​ ℓ☺ℓ

Office Romance — The UGLY
Before starting a relationship in your office, consider its potential outcomes.

If things dont work out will your work life become awkward? You need to Prepare yourself for the unwanted situations that might follow.

Dating colleagues may result in rivalry and competition which may harm the relationship.

Uncomfortable situations may arise after the breakup when career advancement issues come into play.

Dating subordinates could bring false accusations of favouritism as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the breakup. Women are very fond of accussing their “ex” office mate of sexual harassment even if they did nothing.

Dating bosses can bring up false accusations of favouritism as well as getting fired after the breakup.

Do you still think Office Romance is cool?  Kindly drop your comments and opinions

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Written by Joy Eriaye
People often spend more time at the office than at home. As a result, there are lots of single men and women who don’t have the time to meet new people. So they naturally seek their potential parters within their surrounding environment which is the office.

Relationship with co-workers can be very tempting because hard work doesn’t leave much time for socialising.

Why? This is because majority of workers spend more than 40 hours a week which makes them feel that work is a natural place to meet new people for dating purposes.

Office Romance – The GOOD
There are many issues both positive and negative to consider before engaging in office romance.

One positive aspect is time efficiency.
Why look for potential dates when you have your office full of beautiful women?
Funny isn’t it? But you end up saving both time and money! *Winks*

Secondly, since you spend so many hours together at work,you already have an idea of what he or she is like good or bad.

And lastly, aside sex, you get time to spend together. Not quality but an ok time. Cool isn’t it?

Office Romance — The BAD
Office romance also have their draw backs.

Its simply a recipe for disaster. The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another every day may cause friction within the relationship.

Everyone needs “alone time” to pursue other things like hobbies and hanging out with friends. Lack of this may cause relationships to self destruct.

Office romance may interfere with individuals abilities to perform their professional duties.
For example: Imagine you telling your girlfriend or boyfriend that he or she is fired? Who can peacefully handle that?

This will obviously cause conflicts of interest between office situations and relationship.

It may also lead to accusations of favouritism which may harm the morale of colleagues.

It also brings jealousy. Other employers may flirt with your partner or vice versa. This really hurts especially if your relationship is kept a secret. Its either you go “gaga” and let the cat out of the bag or you just keep cool and mute like you aint hurt. Not an easy thing to do right? ….‎​​​ ℓ☺ℓ

Office Romance — The UGLY
Before starting a relationship in your office, consider its potential outcomes.

If things dont work out will your work life become awkward? You need to Prepare yourself for the unwanted situations that might follow.

Dating colleagues may result in rivalry and competition which may harm the relationship.

Uncomfortable situations may arise after the breakup when career advancement issues come into play.

Dating subordinates could bring false accusations of favouritism as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the breakup. Women are very fond of accussing their “ex” office mate of sexual harassment even if they did nothing.

Dating bosses can bring up false accusations of favouritism as well as getting fired after the breakup.

Do you still think Office Romance is cool?  Kindly drop your comments and opinions

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