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Office romance really a bad idea?

I have met at least 3 couples who say that they met at work.  What gives!?  I know that dating co-workers has the potential for all sorts of drama, but does that mean office romance is really a bad idea?

I believe that there are some people who can actually pull it off.  Most of us don’t go into the office planning to fall head over heels in love.   It can happen in a totally organic way and before you know it, you can’t stop thinking of the person.  So what is the best way to handle it?

Would you consider getting involved with a co-worker?  Have you tried it before? Do you have any advice for someone who was embarking on a new romance with someone at work?

What concerns would you have about office romance?  I mean, honestly, what is the worst that could happen!

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White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:00 pm

Meet and greets are fantastic….I am in.

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

@Roger ~ did someone place a white jacket on her with straps?

Scholarcat

September 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

Never dip your pen in the company inkwell.

blue - house hunting, arggg...

September 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

What if your “honey” gives you “money” to taste her “honey” – isnt there a profession where thats kind of the job description…..j/k

@Leggs – why wouldnt anyone come?

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:02 pm

Ok serious question…who are more aggressive in the professional work setting….Men or women?

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:04 pm

Let’s plan one after people get back from Labor Day mini vacations.

blue - house hunting, arggg...

September 2nd, 2010
2:04 pm

@Roger – comes to work nekkid, wow, not psycho at alll….
@Leggs – like the ice cream for lunch…i had a Chipwich yesterday :)

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:07 pm

@blue ~ I don’t rightly know. So many people have moved to Lurksville.

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:08 pm

@blue ~ I said the same thing about the “profession.”

blue - house hunting, arggg...

September 2nd, 2010
2:10 pm

@Leggs – does seem quiet in here today, who ran em all off?

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:10 pm

@WMan ~ probably women. Trying to stand out in a man’s world. The workplace is still predominately male!

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:10 pm

It has quieted down in the past 20 minutes.

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

From what I have seen women are MUCH more aggressive. It seems as though some of the women in my office come to work to hook up versus work.

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:13 pm

@WMan ~ I thought you meant “aggressive” in getting ahead on the job. Not aggressive in getting head on the job. I’m cracking myself up….

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:14 pm

giving….giving head!

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:14 pm

I meant getting head and giving head on the job haha.

Dumbo

September 2nd, 2010
2:15 pm

You should never PLAY where you get PAID!!!!!!!!!!!

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:16 pm

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blue - house hunting, arggg...

September 2nd, 2010
2:16 pm

im going with the women being more aggressive….seen many scenarios there 1) trying to prove they can hack it in a male dominated field, 2) trying to squash guilt over not staying home with the kids, 3) haveing a catfight personality….so many reasons, but id say women, def women

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:17 pm

@BLUE…..I meant sexually in the office.

Simple Man!!!!

September 2nd, 2010
2:19 pm

Leggs is going on like its Friday!!!! {I think I am getting slightly turned on…Hmmmmmm}

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:19 pm

@blue ~ you and I both misunderstood…too funny!

blue - house hunting, arggg...

September 2nd, 2010
2:19 pm

of course now that i refresh im seeing that :lol: , but id still say WOMEN, lol…too easy for women to get fixated…then again….

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:20 pm

Blue…are you male or female?

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:25 pm

yeah, then again….

@WMan ~ that’s Mrs. Blue!

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:25 pm

Gotcha thank you.

Purple Rain

September 2nd, 2010
2:26 pm

blue, it’s 3,700 heated square feet with a detached 2 car garage that has been converted to a workshop/gym. I have stuff mounted into the concrete, so it’s pretty permenant.

Leggs, yes we are going home :)

blue - house hunting, arggg...

September 2nd, 2010
2:30 pm

@White Man – female be I, most days anyway…other days im Bytch be I, but thats a whole other story….
@Leggs – lol. u know cant remember the last time anyone called me Mrs…always Ms. so and so…Ms.Tiny Blues Mom is what i get most often, lol
@PR – sounds nice, unfortunately sounds like your out of our price range :( , cause i sure would be glad to be done house hunting!

Roge

September 2nd, 2010
2:31 pm

I was a purchasing agent with a big company(since retired). A receptionist was hired who made all my calls for orders and to the home office. Three months after we met, we were married. Been that way for over 41 years.
Love is where you find it.

Simple Man!!!!

September 2nd, 2010
2:31 pm

PR…Where is home??

Purple Rain

September 2nd, 2010
2:33 pm

Simple Man, Minnesota

Sassy Me...I'm All In :-)

September 2nd, 2010
2:36 pm

Heey Simple!!!

LURKER-1

September 2nd, 2010
2:39 pm

Good move, good luck PR
You always talk about your family’s farm, do you all grow crops or raise livestock?

Simple Man!!!!

September 2nd, 2010
2:42 pm

Sassy!!! I thought you had bailed on us!!! Plans for the weekend???

DreamsMaterialize

September 2nd, 2010
2:43 pm

I mean, honestly, what is the worst that could happen!
Three women fighting in the parking lot, dude’s windows busted and tires slashed, and the police coming to cart them all away.

On the flip side, my mom and dad met at work. The eventually notified their bosses and HR.

Most work relationships are not romances though…they’re flings. There are definitely plenty of those going on. It’s sort of natural though. You spend 8-12 hours a day with people, something will eventually happen.

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:43 pm

@Roge ~ congratulations. What’s the age difference?

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:44 pm

@PR ~ you’ve been homesick for a while…good to move back!

Simple Man!!!!

September 2nd, 2010
2:45 pm

Sooooo Let me ask you guys this….Does me blog dating Leggs count as a relationship or a fling???

Roge

September 2nd, 2010
2:45 pm

Leggs, 3 years. I was 25 and been around. I knew she was the one.

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:48 pm

hmmmm that’s impressive at the tender age of 25. Good for you!

I’ll answer, a fling…you straddling me and Sassy at the same time. Wait, that didn’t come out right :lol: :lol:

White Man

September 2nd, 2010
2:49 pm

PrincessNik

September 2nd, 2010
2:49 pm

Hey! I think you should not shyt where u eat! Now the flip side to that is if u work for the same organization but u don’t work “together” then that’s a maybe. We actually interviewed a chick for a secretarial position and one of the questions was “do u have any issues or concerns with working in an environment that is predominately male?” Her cutesy answer was no, maybe I find a boyfriend, I’l single :shock:

Purple Rain

September 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

LURKER-1 we farm corn and soybeans we also stud our bulls regularly.

Leggs, yes this last trip really did it for us. We stil have her house there and I am going to be trying to put this one on the market soon. We plan on being moved by mid-november

Leggs

September 2nd, 2010
2:52 pm

Dumb a$$ answer!

How you doing PrincessNik?

Purple Rain

September 2nd, 2010
2:52 pm

Women are very aggressive in my workplace.

Sassy Me...I'm All In :-)

September 2nd, 2010
2:55 pm

I thought you had bailed on us!!! Plans for the weekend???

I’m going out Friday night to a spot downtown to listen/whine up to some reggae music.. Saturday I’m shopping for something cute/sexxy/classy to kill em softly with later on that night….where I haven’t decided..I just want to dance and have a good time. On Sunday I’m going to the Caribbean Jerk festival in Decatur.

Whatchu got going on Simple?…

Simple Man!!!!

September 2nd, 2010
2:59 pm

Leggs @ 2:48…. If I should be so lucky!!!! Wait.. Wasn’t this a topic last week??? Well, a fella can dream :) :D :)

Sassy Me...I'm All In :-)

September 2nd, 2010
3:00 pm

you straddling me and Sassy at the same time. Wait, that didn’t come out right

:lol: :lol:

What’s up Leggs?….what you and lil Leggs doing this weekend?

blue - house hunting, arggg...

September 2nd, 2010
3:02 pm

@Leggs – 248: you realize Simple Man is going to be trying to jump your bones as soon as he sees you right?
@Princess – wow, and i thought i had seen some dumb things working in HR, thats a pretty good one…
@Sassy – where do you go for your reggae music? mr.blue spent many years in St. Thomas and is always talking about hitting a reggae spot but i dont know where any are

Simple Man!!!!

September 2nd, 2010
3:03 pm

Sassy @ 2:55 , trying ot find a reggea spot somewhere downtown on Friday, On saturday, I will be searching for a hottie in a new sexxy/cute/classy outfit and sunday I am gonna wonder around in Decatur looking for Miss thing from Saturday…