It really is increasingly more common, along with your boss might be fine with even it. But that doesn’t mean an office romance is not difficult.
Sarah, a 30-year-old graphic designer, met Matt through a colleague in the imaging tech company where they both worked. “I did not really notice him at first she says because he had a beard, and beards weren’t my thing. Nevertheless they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches. Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a romantic date, in addition they talked for such a long time that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out. “We took things slowly because we were both very aware that we worked in the same office,” she remembers. However the caution was worth it: Five years from then on first date, he proposed.
A decade ago their romance would expressly have been forbidden. (You understand the old saying about not, um, making in pretty bad shape for which you eat.) But as more Americans postpone marriage until their careers are establishedâ€”and as hours get longer, with smartphones blurring work and playâ€”it is practical that attitudes are changing. “Older generations saw act as a place that is separate” says Renee Cowan, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio who studies office relationships. “Nowadays work and life are particularly integrated.” In that light, these stats are not surprising: 37 percent of individuals have dated a coworker, in accordance with a 2015 survey by CareerBuilder, and 30 % of these relationships ended in marriage (proving that an office romance is not always an emergency).