Dating people you work with

When co-workers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion: If you want people to focus on your professional abilities, don't give them reasons to fuel the rumor mill.

And while you're at it, join some professional associations.

They offer many opportunities to socialize while moving your career forward.

[Read: 15 very obvious flirting signs between a guy and a girl] Dating a boss and your love life There’s a lot of good in dating someone from the workplace, especially your boss.

The perks of dating them are plenty, and the time spent together, well that’s a lot too.

And both of you have similar fields of work which makes communication and compatibility so much easier to handle because both your interests and passions in life align along the same direction.

But as perfect as the scenario may seem, is it all pretty and rosy?

Think about how a harassment suit will impact your career.

Perhaps right about now you'll want to reconsider and join an online dating service instead.

If you spend a little more time away from the office and your coworkers, you might give Cupid a chance to improve his aim.

If you still feel your co-worker is the one, what do you do?

And then there's the H word and all it can entail.

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