When it comes to dating a coworker, there's one general rule: Don't do it.But sometimes, that's way easier said than done — especially if your job requires you to spend long hours and tight cubicles with the same person.And why would you want to be known as the person who only fishes in the company pool?Remember when cameraman Jeremy hooked up with producer Rachel, then got engaged to makeup artist Lizzie, but then broke it off to date Rachel?Her preparation for a photo session with USA TODAY amounted to a single swipe through her short, low-maintenance hairdo with a borrowed brush.
The tense international custody battle occupied Reno and the Justice Department for weeks before she finally approved the pre-dawn raid.You'll end up looking far worse and pettier than the object of your anger.6. Obviously you have each other's back — just as you would for any colleague you respect — but don't rely on your love interest to help you score a coveted account, new role, or praise from your boss.It's much more satisfying to succeed on your own merit, and everyone else will appreciate your achievements more if you've earned them. Make it a rule to focus only on each other once you're off the clock.Shelve last night's argument or tonight's dinner plans while you're there.What happens between you two should stay that way.5. Your coworkers shouldn't have to be a part of any relationship squabbles and take sides, and you shouldn't ask them to.