On one of those work days, a stunning lady majestically steps into the office at a measured pace. She is articulate, sexy and drop dead pretty. Guys are salivating and smitten. Who is she? Well, from the grapevine, she is the new departmental accountant.
Fortunately, she sits just meters away from you. You can hear her rustle papers, say hello to colleagues, and being addressed by her team lead.
As typical of guys, their antenna starts picking different signals from the lady. In other words, they are skimming on how to ask the new girl out.
Relationships have largely changed as you can meet anyone anywhere. However, when two individuals in a romantic relationship sit opposite each other in an office, it may be a recipe for disaster. While some organizations bar office dating, others overlook it. Either way, here are five reasons why you should avoid office romance.
No liberty to indulge
Some people are groovy and animate that they cannot stick with a single woman. Although, they are not Casanovas, they do not have the nerve to be with one. They want to interact with other office ladies, take them out for dinner without anyone watching them. If you are in an office relationship, you may not be opportune to engage in any of these extramural relationship activities. In fact, you may leave office together every day. So, where is the freedom?
Jealousy kills a relationship faster than a bullet. He is staring at you when you are chatting with another guy while she is miffed when you hug a coworker. Except you have a thick skin, stay away from office romance.
Can easily lose its spice
Being in love is as sweet as honey. But what kind of love will you be professing when you see your lover every day of the week from 8 am to 5 pm? Unless both of you can make concerted efforts to spice up the relationship, you will be saying your goodbyes pretty soon. But, if one of you can leave the company for the other in the nigh future, you can attempt it.
Stupid moments can make both of you stupid
Since you are dating a coworker, you have to embrace stupid and awkward moments as well as embarrassments that come with office dating. Like the motto of the Boy Scout-Be prepared. Importantly, do not lose it when the stupid moments are unfolding. You just have to swallow it.
Motivation for the relationship
Before venturing into any relationship, especially an office one, ask yourself, what is the motivation? Sex, promotion or ego? Surprisingly, both genders are liable when questions are raised about relationship motivations. Whether the reasons are right or wrong, this can generate gossips, foster distrust and dissatisfaction.
Have you ever been in an office relationship? If yes, how did it turn out? And if otherwise, will you like to attempt it?
by Adeniyi Ogunfowoke