In fact, work is the number-one meeting ground where people find their spouses, says sociologist Janet Lever, Ph.D. This is especially so for high-powered professionals who spend 40 to 60 hours a week at the office; whose long working hours make it extremely difficult to find love.
They turn to the workplace in search for their potential partners. In a way, some feel it's a safer alternative to blind dates and dating services because when you date someone in the workplace, at least you already know something about him or her. Because of your shared history, you don't have to start with a blank slate.
But to make office romance work, it takes the right steps to manage the relationship well, to navigate potentially delicate situations and to avoid the pitfalls. So if you're involved, check out these do's and don'ts of office romance ettiquette.