Be Direct So what to do if you find yourself lusting after the project manager down the hall?
Here's the rule: You get only one shot at asking out a coworker.
But the caution was worth it: Five years after that first date, he proposed.
"Nowadays work and life are very integrated." In that light, these stats aren't surprising: 37 percent of people have dated a coworker, according to a 2015 survey by Career Builder, and 30 percent of those relationships ended in marriage (proving that an office romance is not always a disaster).
Still, dating at work can be a personal and professional minefield.
Relationships with coworkers at your level or in different departments are less of a headache, and policies tend to reflect that.
Nick,* 29, was surprised but pleased to be hired by his girlfriend's digital-media company, where several other couples worked together."Even today a boss-subordinate relationship is viewed as strategic on the woman's part," says Rebecca Chory, Ph.