Dating Someone You Work With
I am constantly asked how I feel with dating someone that I work with, if it has challenges, if it has benefits and all of the above! I thought it would be a great idea to share my thoughts with all of you!
My boyfriend and I met at work by working in the same department, though we did not report to each other. We actually sat in the same office together! The first time we were introduced, he kind of just blew me off (I don’t really remember much of it). He says that the first time he saw me was when I was walking out of the work cafeteria and he asked someone “who is that” because he apparently liked how I looked 😆
ANYWHO, fast forward to us dating. We kept it a secret for a little while at work because we did not know how others would react. After a few months, we were showing up to places together, sharing photos on social media with each other, and we truly just did not want to keep such an exciting part of our lives a secret anymore. Once work found out, we actual had to sign a “love contract” at that basically says if you break up, you won’t be mean to each other, that we greet each other just like how we would greet anybody else.
Working with Landon is really great. We don’t necessarily see each other all day at work, but we see each other in passing. With his crazy hours, it’s nice to be able to see him during the day! I always clarify with people that it’s not like we are hanging out at work.. We are both very passionate about our jobs and work really hard for our clients, that our relationship never gets in the way. I call him Chef at work just like everyone else. We don’t play favorites and always act just like colleagues - some people have no idea still after two years together because we just act like like coworkers!
If anyone ever has any questions or needs guidance on how to handle dating someone at work, I am happy to give you some insight!