Get to know the new guy as a friend before you two cross the line. If things don't work out and there's a messy breakup, are you prepared to still see or interact with this person every day?
Not only will this ensure you're only crossing said line for someone who may actually be worth it, but you'll also know a bit more about integrity, which will probably make you feel more comfortable as you two enter into a delicate situation. And if not, is one of you prepared to switch jobs or departments?
You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. If you're smart, you will deal with the real world and anticipate plenty of heartache before this tale concludes.
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.
Now you're in a relationship with your subordinate. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and evaluating your honey? You'll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you.
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.
Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. One of you may need to leave the job if things don't work out.Are you willing to live with the regret of not knowing? No need to go into details about your feelings for bae, but do tell your boss that the relationship won't interfere with your work performance. Rather than turning it into the source of all office gossip in perpetuity, use discretion when telling your coworkers. Keep your attention where it should be during office hours. Make it a rule to focus only on each other once you're off the clock.