Dating people you work with

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When co-workers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion: If you want people to focus on your professional abilities, don't give them reasons to fuel the rumor mill.

You may think this is a private affair, but is it really?

And both of you have similar fields of work which makes communication and compatibility so much easier to handle because both your interests and passions in life align along the same direction.

But as perfect as the scenario may seem, is it all pretty and rosy?

But as awesome as the pros of dating a boss can seem, it also does come with a big share of cons too.

If you aren’t dating your boss yet and just find yourself falling for them, think twice about it because you could be getting yourself into something that could be very complicated unless you set clear boundaries.

You'd be surprised what might happen if you start nurturing your other relationships.

Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Even if things do work out, one of you may still have to go, because it's against company policy to date fellow employees.

You can rail against the unfairness of it all, but think of it this way: If life were fair, you wouldn't be in this dilemma, and the arrow would have pierced the heart of someone nice who works for the company across the street.

Your romance may color everyone's judgment with regard to promotions, projects, team building, and responsibilities.

The relationship could make it more difficult for your department—and depending on your position, your company—to operate effectively.

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