Dating becomes serious relationship
This isn't talking killjoy, this is just being practical.
Do what you want on the social scene, but in business do not be too eager.
The added advantage of using the roof is that you can get a sun tan at the same time.
The boss's office: For members of the Dangerous Sports Club only - unless one of the participants happens to be the boss.
Photocopiers: For all those happy couples wishing to send their friends visual souvenirs of their intimate moments.
The roof: Fire drills a deux tend to be popular, with the happy couple tripping furtively up the fire escape to the relative privacy of the roof (flat roofs are safer but the more adventurous will swear by the sloping variety).
I enjoy working with you, so why complicate things? On paper they read a bit like Noel Coward out-takes).
And at all costs avoid the following: "That's okay, no hard feelings - as I hope you won't have when I tell you your pay rise has just been cancelled." Or: "So Quentin in accounts was right after all, you aren't lesbian/gay".
If your interest is not reciprocated you could be accused of sexual harassment or - at least - end up looking sad and sleazy once the office gossips have done their worst. How highly do you value this person as an employee/ colleague/ friend? This would entail getting someone to work late at the office and then taking them out for a meal "because it's too late to go home and cook" or taking them away on a business conference and making sure your rooms are next door to one another. Working well with someone means being relaxed with them - and that is impossible if you're not sure whether they're trying to seduce you or not.
IT HAS been estimated that up to half of us meet our future partners through or at work, which makes it a significant venue for budding romance.
There are obvious plus points to meeting your partner at work: 1.
It is difficult jilting anyone you have to work with, but once you have had sex it is a million times tougher and more complicated. Don't tell even your closest workmates what went on.
There's no need to keep the whole thing secret, but never, ever spill the beans about what was said and what was done. Never tell anyone you work with what a disaster/rave it was.
If you are asked out by a co-worker and turn them down, keep that quiet too.