(But don’t send angry texts — save the serious for after work.) Ah, Lunch! Though it’s tempting to treat every lunch hour like a mid-day date with the co-worker you’re sleeping with, it’s a good idea to either set a schedule or limit your lunches together to one day a week.
One couple I know agreed up front to avoid “The Fade Out” method of breaking up, since they had to see each other every day at work. Anything that might make you look unprofessional should be avoided at all costs, so don’t engage in PDA, don’t let your relationship become the center of office gossip, etc., etc. As one person wrote on Facebook: “My wife and I met at work. In fact, some of the best relationships often start out as friendships.Think of Sheryl Sandberg, who was friends with her late husband Dave for six years before they became romantically involved.A further study carried out by the same professors asked 167 couples how long they’d known one another before becoming romantically involved and whether they were friends first.They found that, on average, the couples had known each other four months before dating. You never feel more comfortable than when you’re with your friends, right?Then there’s Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who met on the set of That 70s Show and started dating 14 years later.