7 Reasons Why Office Romance Is Always A Bad Idea


Let me ask you a very simple question. When you party hard on Saturday night, and get up late on Sunday and then spend all the day at home relaxing; do you feel like getting up early again and going to office on a Monday? No, Right? However, if you have a crush on somebody in office and things are sparking between two of you; then even Mondays look as stunning as weekends! That is the whole thing about office romance. Office romance indeed makes you look forward for going to work and is kind of thrilling and exciting too. But, unfortunately, as amazing as it sounds, it is not a good idea!

Why Office Romance Is Always A Bad Idea

Here is a list of 7 Reasons why office romance is always considered as a bad idea:


office romance1. If it doesn’t work out, you will have to see your ex and work with him or her everyday

That is definitely not going to be very pleasant. Even if you ended the relationship for your own or the other person’s well being; but still you will have to see them every day. And that too being surrounded by a bunch of people who are known to the fact that you were once dating and now you are not. So, it will be going to be very awkward and uncomfortable.


office romance2. God forbid, if you are NOT the one who ended it, it will be worse

If you have not ended the relationship from your side; then getting over the breakup will definitely become 1000 times worse. You will have to see them every day and thus, you will miss them every day! And in case, that person gets into another relationship with a person from the same office; then you will rather prefer living in hell than being around them.


office romance3. It will affect your performance

This will be happening both during and after the relationship. As while you are dating, you will be distracted since that person will definitely be around you all the time. You might even take extra long lunch breaks or spend much time near the water cooler, etc. and thus your performance will slack. And after the breakup, you will be become a sad and heartbroken person; and guess what, that person will also be there all the time in order to remind you of that pain!


office romance4. The rumors and gossips will be too hard to handle

Believe me; office romance never stays between two people. And as soon as the word gets out; then all eyes pops up on you and the person you are dating. So, the constant scrutiny by the colleagues may put a wedge between the two of you. And, it eventually gets worse after the break-up.



office romance5. It can have potential legal consequences

In case where one person wants to end the relationship, while the other doesn’t; then even a sexual harassment claim may come up! Although people tend to ignore this possibility; but it can even turn out to be the most lethal one.




office romance6. Your co-workers start treating you differently

As we all know, a supervisor-subordinate relationship is one of the worst kind. Many people around you can become extremely jealous for all the perks you are getting. And don’t you dare to assume that you are surrounded by exceptionally nice and open minded people who won’t interfere.




office romance7. The workplace may get divided into teams after you break up

There will be people supporting the other person and then there will be people supporting you. At the same time, their best friends will think twice or thrice before talking to you and vice versa. So, ultimately the whole office environment will turn hostile!


But, one may note that not all office romances fail. Some may go beyond all the stereotypes and eventually turn into successful relationships. However, the odds of that successful happening are very less; so one can take their chances.

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Shalini is a Software Engineer by profession and a young blogger. She has a passion for writing and love to write about each and everything. 'Perfection' is what she always aim at and that's what makes her blogs a really masterpiece reads.

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