This means no looks of longing, no bedroom eyes, and no touching.
Even if you are sleeping together, these “love signs” can make you look like a jerk at the office.
Find out what the policy is on inter-office dating.
Most medium- to large-sized companies have legal guidelines for romance between coworkers.
Our recommendation to employees is to avoid flirting if your relationship is directed toward only one person and to never let your chats by the coffeemaker give a “we’re exclusive” signal. Err on the side of caution when it comes to sharing funny stuff you see on the Internet.
What would be funny off the premises may seem tactless at the office. With coworkers, this generally means no gender jokes (references to PMS, prostate problems, and so forth), and no use of trivializing words or expressions like “attaboy” or “You go, girl.”Do not depart from the helpful rule of no touching except from the elbow to the hands—what’s called the “guiding touch.” If you are seeing each other, viz., have attained the stage of physical fondness, keep your relationship private.
There's a good chance the person in the position of power will start giving preferential treatment to his or her partner (even if it's subconscious), and other employees may become resentful.2.
Don't date someone thinking it will help you get ahead in the job.
Here are some tips and guidelines for how to handle those feelings while you're on the clock.
The first thing you need to do is find out whether or not your company has a policy on romantic relationships among its employees.
Do you go weak at the knees when you are asked to show the new associate around the office? It's quite common for romantic relationships to form during business hours.