Too intense dating
“Disclosing the relationship and following the rules may potentially protect you and/or your partner from issues related to sexual harassment,” says Rebecca M. D., a professor in the College College of Business at Frostburg State University who studies workplace relationships.
If there are no corporate hurdles standing in your way, the first thing you need to do is find out a stranger’s relationship status. While a ring on a finger is an obvious indicator, photos on someone’s desk or workspace can also be a big clue a person is taken.
According to a survey of roughly 2,000 people conducted by Mic, the third-most common way people find romantic attachments is through work.
Another survey, conducted by Career Builder, revealed that at least of all working professionals have confessed to dating a colleague in the past.
I spend lots of time in this column and over at A(n)nals of Online Dating documenting the worst of the worst internet daters. But there are also some really good ones — and some mediocre ones that could be so much better if not for rookie mistakes.
You should consult your employee handbook, and if that's not clear, ask your HR department directly.
This is, unsurprisingly, pretty strongly gendered: There are tons of men who are, say, 36, and list their dating age range from 20 – 35, or women who are 28 and list their dating age range from 29 – 44.
If you really won’t date someone your own age (or a few years older or younger), ask yourself what’s going on when you, a 35-year-old grown-ass man, feel like you would have more in common with a woman who just reached legal drinking age than with a woman two years your senior, who is much more likely to be in a similar place career- and experience-wise.
(Remember: that's what they're there for.) If you’re not careful, flirting could get you in real trouble, or even be considered sexual harassment.
If things progress between you and a colleague down the line, be sure to speak up about your relationship if it’s what your company requires.Shirtless photos for men (or bikini photos for women) say “I vacation on the Jersey Shore, pump my fist to house music, use tons of hair gel and probably have at least one tribal / Chinese symbol tattoo.” Myspace-style chin-down eyes-up pouty-face selfies say, “I want to look pretty and am not particularly intelligent.” Far-away vacation shots say, “Have I mentioned that I travel? Use proper punctuation and make sure most of the words are spelled correctly.