Hola guys, so, I’m not gisting y’all today. Instead, I wanna talk about something that’s been on my mind for a while. Hope you like 😉
Dating internally at the work place has always been some sort of taboo over the years. It has been known to cause a lot of distractions and neglect of work if it works out, and a lot of high tension when something goes wrong. Infact, some establishments have it as a set rule for their employees not to date, but you can’t help it can you? You like him and he likes you a lot. A lot of times as busy corporate individuals, we don’t have enough time to go out into the world and meet new people, it’s mostly work and home and work consists of a lot of familiar faces that one could get very comfortable with without knowing.
So now, Sade from Sales department likes Ted from Tech department ( see what I did there? 😏) but they both can’t do anything past side glances and awkward handshakes but the tension is high and they want to explore what is there. I’m here to tell you that you can explore it, provided you can adhere to two simple rules.
1. Keep It Professional: Look, your boss isn’t some kind of “ogbanje”, they’re not out to get anyone who is attracted to one another, they’re mostly only concerned about their own businesses and how to make it grow. So basically, if you keep work, work, and not let whatever is happening affect your judgment and office duties, you’ll be fine.
2. Maturity. This particular thing spans over a lot of things including no 1 above. Maturity to not go around telling everyone in the office what’s happening in your personal life and cause some kind of ruckus at work. Maturity also to be able to hold yourselves till you’re out of the office. And if unfortunately it ends badly, or just doesn’t work out, maturity to keep that out of the business.
If you believe and know you can handle keeping it professional and staying mature, we believe you will be able to handle an office romance, and who knows, they just might be Mr/Mrs Right.
And all this is if there’s no actual rule against dating within the office which there almost always isn’t.
What about you guys, ever been interested in a colleague? How’d it turn out? Would you advice this or are you totally against the idea? Let me hear your thoughts in the comment section. Until next time.