Inevitably your boss will find out anyway, and you want him or her to be confident you will behave in a professional, ethical and responsible manner.Your boss can even be an ally to help create personal and professional boundaries. Blatant and indiscreet PDA is difficult to stomach at the best of times, but most certainly restrain yourself at the office.For some, they consult on many projects in and outside the company, it’s just bound to happen at some point that they meet someone they like. Other offices have no policy is well known and the norm there.In some offices, they “look the other way.” While some people generally discourage such relationships, others argue that they can be conducted without difficulty; the keys to successfully managing them are maturity, common-sense, and forethought.Are you having a one-nighter with the company CEO to leverage a promotion? Are you wildly infatuated with the boss you barely know? Or have you developed a mutually supportive relationship with a coworker you’ve come to trust and respect? I’ve worked with more than a few "undeclared" couples who thought they had the office duped.Note: Do not leave for vacation at exactly the same time, both return with a tan and outright refuse to know anything about each other’s whereabouts.Before you get seriously involved with someone, check with your human resources department and make sure you aren't breaking any rules. Besides the fact that it's completely unprofessional, it can make your coworkers feel uncomfortable.
· From flirtations in the copy room to after-work drinks that lead to a walk down the aisle, office romances can be an exciting, if risky, proposition. I checked out current research on workplace romance to answer Tina Turner's proverbial question.But when a couple is genuinely serious about dating and building a relationship, popular opinion is more favorable.For others, at an after-work-event for the first time they see a relaxed, funny, or witty side of a coworker that suddenly makes that person attractive.For others, they have very specific areas of interest or expertise in both their work and personal life, are so work settings allow them to meet people with these same areas of interest.