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Office romance: good, bad, and the ugly

Considering the amount of time many of us spend at work, it is not a surprise when romance enters the picture. I believe dating your co-workers is probably one of the riskiest moves a person can make. There is potential for a lot of drama and if things don’t work out, you are left to carry the burden of your bad romance in the office.

I have heard of couples who say that dating someone at work was the only way they were ever going to find anyone. I have also witnessed a really bad break up among co-workers. Worst case scenario has to be the couple who literally got into a physical fight when one dumped the other.

Do you think that dating a co-worker is appropriate? What if the person was your boss?

What are the pros and cons of dating at work? What are some tips would you give on office romance?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

240 comments Add your comment

disco

November 19th, 2013
2:21 pm

girl crushes? hmm. don’t know if I have any in particular. I did have “body envy”. free from BET back in the day and elise neal.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:23 pm

Disco – Cool for a friend, but ZERO SEX APPEAL!!!! Skinny, skrawny, bird chest, never would have wanted to see him naked YUCK!!LOL!!!

2CPTG©

November 19th, 2013
2:25 pm

Rollo was that dude!!!!!

YesSheIsCute

November 19th, 2013
2:26 pm

@disco well if we are going to talk about body envy then I agree with you on Free. I never knew her cakes were that big….

2CPTG©

November 19th, 2013
2:29 pm

wasn’t Free like late 30’s when she was doing that show, and thus the reason for her demise?

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:30 pm

Disco – That daddy from Smart Guy reminds me of my husband. :)

Essence Adkins seems cool, I used to like her little show Half & Half. I liked the style of the girl that played her half sister too. Both seem like cool people to have as friends.

Leggs

November 19th, 2013
2:31 pm

disco ~ loved Lawless and him telling about walking to the hospital believing his own hype was hysterical.

girl crushes ~ gotta think on that one.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:32 pm

Body envy? Nicole Murphy, from the shoulders down.

disco

November 19th, 2013
2:34 pm

not rollo!!! rollo was fly as heck. lamont was the little bee-yotch.

Button

November 19th, 2013
2:38 pm

Rollo was so smooth, I really liked his acting abilities. Lamont was too darn spoiled with his tight pants wearing self lol

Mrs. SexyCool

November 19th, 2013
2:38 pm

My celebrity crush – Joe Clair.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:39 pm

Yeah, I liked Rollo too. Could not stand Lamont.

It was nobody on Good Times I had a crush on. Nobody. I did used to love it when Sweet Daddy would show up though. He was funny to me, his player of the year style!LOL! He would have everyone shaking in their boots!

disco

November 19th, 2013
2:40 pm

not that she was a girl crush but I always thought malinda williams was really cute.

kimmie – dang. not even james? why, that’s almost blasphemy. lol.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:43 pm

Disco – I know I’m supposed to like James, he just didn’t do it for me. Unlike everyone else, I wasn’t impressed with him in his cordoroys!lol!

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:44 pm

SCool – He reminds me of M.

disco

November 19th, 2013
2:45 pm

I’ll tell y’all who I used to love. not in a crush way, not in a sexy way, but just because I used to just sweat his music like that. biz markie. boy I was just doing the biz dance last night. “go biz mark”.

I also always had a thing for doug e fresh. I would have broke him off. took him “all the way to heaven”. lol.

kimmie – I just liked james. still do. had nothing to do with those cords and his one pair of khakis.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:47 pm

Leggs – Harrison was looking kinda hot the other night on Scandal. Had his facial hair thing going on and the collar turned up on his trench. Yeahhhhhh……..

Mrs. SexyCool

November 19th, 2013
2:48 pm

kimmie – that’s exactly why he’s my crush. (lol)

Button

November 19th, 2013
2:48 pm

sweet daddy was cool but lenaaaay was the man! lol dude could put a kitchen sink in his coat lol

Button

November 19th, 2013
2:50 pm

disco – what about flava flav?

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
2:52 pm

My ghetto crush is TI.

Don’t judge me.

disco

November 19th, 2013
2:53 pm

button – what about him? lol. naw. say what you will about flav he was cool as heck. now if I had to crush, then it was chuck D all the way.

YesSheIsCute

November 19th, 2013
2:53 pm

Never mind…I remember my body envy is Carmelita Jeter from the Olympics.

Button

November 19th, 2013
2:56 pm

disco – yeah he as cool back in the day esp rocking the clock neck piece.

Leggs

November 19th, 2013
2:58 pm

kimmie ~ I love TI too. I remember the first time I heard him give a speech I immediately started liking him. He’s articulate, nice, seems to be a cool parent. I really like him and his music.

Harrison always looks good. However, if this storyline shows him to be a weak poonany, I will be disappointed.

My music crush is and always will be Nelly.

disco

November 19th, 2013
3:05 pm

leggs – I like nelly but he just looks soft. lol. I’d have to take TI over nelly. at least TI looks like he can bring it. he looks like he might be high and he might not go a long time but those few minute that you do get will be good. lol.

anyone ever have and s-curl, jheri curl crush? somebody up in here had to have liked ready for the world or full force.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
3:07 pm

Leggs – Mine will always be LL Cool J

And I want to be like Sade when I grow up!

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
3:08 pm

Disco – You are hilarious!

disco

November 19th, 2013
3:10 pm

kimmie – I have heard many a tale re your hubs. in particular the first date and the engagement. I missed the how we met. care to re-cap?

Reio

November 19th, 2013
3:14 pm

The old Looney Tunes(Bugs Bunny) character “Granny”, the one that owned the bird Tweety”, looked like she had a big azz. I always wanted to stand behind her, if she was real. Hell, I would’ve even let her beat me with her cane instead of chasing “Sylvester” the cat around with it.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
3:14 pm

Disco – Well, there is not much to tell there, except I decided to take a chance. He had on a Morehouse shirt and we struck up a convo grabbing groceries. Come to find out we had run in some of the same circles. We exchanged numbers, had a few phone convos and emails and decided to meet at Ruby Tuesday. The rest is history. :)

YesSheIsCute

November 19th, 2013
3:15 pm

@Leggs I like Nelly too. So much so that I was having dreams about him.

Button

November 19th, 2013
3:21 pm

Reio – is it safe to say you’re an azz man?

disco

November 19th, 2013
3:21 pm

see kimmie – you’d have me somewhere cutting up comparing stories. you met at a grocery store and got married. I met a dude at a grocery store. the dude was stocking shelves and had the nerve to be 40 something with a roommate. lol. I met another dude at the grocery store. he had a cart full of kid friendly food but was fronting. he always called from a private number and cut a few calls short. I eventually looked up his driver’s license and found his wife’s driver’s license as well. one time he called and I casually asked who is “blank” (the wife). believe it or not, that’s been about 15 years and we are all really cool though the wife doesn’t know how I really met her husband. lol.

Button

November 19th, 2013
3:22 pm

nelly reminds me of frankenstien, maybe it’s the tape under his left eye. he has a rectangular face/head.

2CPTG©

November 19th, 2013
3:22 pm

disco……don’t judge me, but I had a perm….bob cut, and the whole nine…just the other day I was looking for something and found my old curling iron…..used to get up e’ry morning and go to my aunt’s house so she could do my hair…..true story! Once me and this chic was traveling somewhere, and we stopped at a Burger King, gal behind the register was like, “his hair looks better than hers”

Reio

November 19th, 2013
3:24 pm

“is it safe to say you’re an azz man?”

No. I’m not really an “anything” man. Big azz. No azz. Never mattered much to me. Hell, I kinda wanted to test “Olive Oil”, from the “Popeye” cartoons, out as well. So there.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
3:25 pm

Disco – LOL!! I tell you this, I used to see the finest men in Lowes and Home Depot!! Men who can work with their hands, handy, and more thank likely are homeowners!

Worth checking out!

Leggs

November 19th, 2013
3:27 pm

Never was a fan of the SCurl/Jeri Curl.

Button ~ that was old Nelly with the tape under this eye. My man has grown up. Not sure what disco is talking about, because Nelly looks like he can bring it, flip it, drop it and still have me walking like I just dismounted a horse!

disco

November 19th, 2013
3:28 pm

kimmie – again, sitting around a coffee table I would tickle you to death. true story. I’m in home depot. dude is checking me out and following me around. eventually gets up the courage to speak. I give him my number. we go our separate ways. I don’t know who left the store first me or him but I was literally blocks from home depot when my phone rang and it was his woman. apparently she was at the store with him or in the car or something and dude has zero game. I was just like really? dang lame-o. what else you got kimmie? lol.

Leggs

November 19th, 2013
3:28 pm

don’t judge me, but I had a perm….bob cut,

bob cut? Isn’t that the cut the Three Stooges wore??? I can’t image that on a black man?

YesSheIsCute

November 19th, 2013
3:31 pm

:lol: @ his hair look better than hers

disco

November 19th, 2013
3:31 pm

leggs – I mean his look looks like he’s lacking that street cred. he looks soft. again, I repeat, I like him and all but nelly looks like if he got mad I would probably laugh. that’s how I feel about Leonardo dicaprio. as much as I respect his acting game I’m always tickled that he gets tough guy roles. there just doesn’t seem to be anything tough about him to me. go figure. lol.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
3:33 pm

Dang Disco!!!

Give me some time, might be a day or two to come up with some ideas. The coworker on my team I told you all about earlier that got set up with her hubs by a coworker? Well the matchmaker is a master at her craft, I told her she should go into business. She’s set up about 4 other folks I know that have gotten married!

Leggs

November 19th, 2013
3:34 pm

leggs – I mean his look looks like he’s lacking that street cred – Gotcha, but not concerned about his facial looks, his body is TIGHT!

Leggs

November 19th, 2013
3:35 pm

disco ~ I can follow you on Leonardo…he looks like the Pillsbury Do’Boy’s first cousin.

Reio

November 19th, 2013
3:38 pm

I always wanted to find time for every one(four) of those Sledge sisters from ‘Sister Sledge’. They were all beautiful and very intelligent. Sexy as hell too.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
3:39 pm

LOL!! The first cousin!

Yeah, Leo does look weak. He pulls all those models because of his celebrity status, but he looks a little weakling to me.

disco

November 19th, 2013
3:40 pm

kimmie – it’s all good. I say that to say that when I’m with girlfriends and get to telling my stories they really be straight cracking up at me. I was just re-telling the story of the dude at the gas station talking about “can we conversate” while he had dreds and tattoos all over his neck. plus 2 years ago I was at a loss about sleep apnea. now every dude I meet has a sleep apnea machine. wtf??? lol.

kimmie

November 19th, 2013
3:40 pm

It’s gettin hot in here
So take off all your clothes

I am
getting so hot
I’m gonna take my clothes off!!!