If you’ve suddenly found yourself lusting over Mike in accounting, staring at Beth in HR during team meetings, or otherwise falling for a coworker, you certainly feel the distraction that comes with workplace romances. But despite what you might think, your new fling isn’t necessarily doomed to fail just because you work together. Sure, some companies do have strict rules about inter-office dating, but if you follow some general guidelines and maintain appropriate and professional behavior, an office romance can often lead to lasting love. This post from Perth Now provides some advice for making sure your new relationship doesn’t cross any major boundaries and has a greater chance of lasting. For starters, you'll need to look through your employee handbook and make sure you're not breaking any company rules by exploring your affections for your teammate. As thrilling as new love is, you don't want to get anyone fired over it. Once you've established what the company relationship rules are, it's important to determine whether your it's a passing fling or a relationship you both see lasting well past the company retreat. If it's getting serious, it's important to talk to your boss, supervisor or HR manager to let them know you two have been dating to keep the connection as professional and honest as possible.
Read the full article here: 7 Tips For an Appropriate Work Romance