Intimacy between the two opposite sex in an organisation is usually as a result of close working relationship. It’s usually common in a work environment where workers spend lots of quality time with each other, working, sitting, and sometimes chatting together. All this brings about closeness, and sometimes strong attractions which is perfectly normal.
Office romance takes a lot of determination; some have been a successful love story to narrate, while others have been a total disaster. But of course you need to be cautious if you have to engage in it, especially in situations where the organisation discourages it…
Looking at a scenario where you know the consequences of starting an office romance, yet you can’t resist the chemistry radiating from this sweet, gorgeous, intellectual lady who probably also has an interest in you…
You step into the office in the morning with the mind set of resisting the temptation- The first object that draws your attention is the beautiful lady, and you say to yourself “no I won’t do it”, apparently you know quite well that you are lying to yourself.
One thing leads to the other, you guys end up dating with both of you hoping it will work- Having it in mind that the human resources must not get to know about it, considering the fact that you are both at a risk of loosing your job, loosing focus at work, reduced productivity, anyone of this can come up as a result of office romance whether successful or not, be rest assured that all isn’t that bad, there are ways to curb this.
COMMUNICATE with each other the basis before commitment sets in so that neither of you gets hurt or misunderstood.
You both can’t resist the attraction? Go ahead…but be PRIVATE about it, trust me making your relationship in the office public will make you project interesting topics for others. The sweet and savor taste of your courtship will be gone like the whirl wind.
MATURITY will go along way, disagreements of whatever type shouldn’t be brought to the office, it should be dealt with elsewhere. Both of you should learn to agree on important details such as meeting points… Dare not date someone else in the office or your affair will be heading for the rocks. Never ever get carried away with your personal emotions in the office. Do not to stay alone in the same office… converse together as co-workers with other colleagues so that no one will suspect a thing but let it be based strictly on general topics.
Keep it PROFESSIONAL at all times, never indulge in intimacy inside the office, you can be careless about it and get caught, this won’t be good for your image.