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The Dos & Don’ts Of An Office Romance

I’m not going to lie and say I have never hooked up with a coworker. I have. That said, I don’t think it’s a particularly good idea. Ladies, we need people to take us seriously at work, glass ceiling be damned. If you are dating the dude who sits at the other end of the office, chances are, he’s admiring your legs rather than the speed at which you typed up that report. But while I don’t think one-night stands or friends with benefits are good for the office, romance happens. So, what if you develop real feelings for one of your coworkers? The dos and don’ts of office dating, after the jump. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Date A Coworker

Q: The best part of having a workplace boyfriend?
A: Kissing on the sly in the utility closet at your office.
Q: The worst part about having an office boyfriend?
A: Your boss walking in on the two of you kissing on the sly in the utility closet at your office.

Kidding. The worst part is when you have to deal with Mr. Once-Wonderful after you dump him. Or—far worse—he kicks you to the curb. But let’s try to look at the bright side. I know everyone swears that office dating is a recipe for disaster, but according to recent studies cited in Fortune and GQ magazines, somewhere between 22 and 50 percent of office romances lead to marriage. So someone’s doing something right. Possibly in the cubicle right next to yours! Keep reading »

First Time For Everything: Holiday Party Hook-Up

There I was at my first company Christmas party, looking respectably sophisticated in a little black dress and kitten heels. Fresh out of college, I was working a coffee-running, “Ugly Betty” kind of job at a major conglomerate. This seasonal shindig wasn’t your average corporate affair. Since there were thousands of employees, no one was allowed to bring a date, and it was held at a big dance hall with a giant disco ball hanging overhead. The whole event was like a prom for work people. I huddled among a circle of girls from my group, trying not to watch my supervisor shake it on the dance floor. Keep reading »

How To Get Your Eggs Nogged At A Holiday Party

It’s hard not to get smitten with someone at an open bar, especially if you’re single in December. The tricky thing is that a lot of the holiday parties are for business, so pleasure would have to be a secret bonus. However, the seasonal soirées bring about the best time to finally go for that cutie in accounting that you’ve had your eye on. After a year’s worth of fantasizing over the copy machine, a hot romp with an officemate can be spicier than eggnog. While it might not be the most professional move, it can be just what you need to get you in the giving spirit. So, here’s how you turn the heat up on your love life during the cold weather holiday gatherings…

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Cubicle Mates Make Good Use Of That Conference Room

According to the boys at Details office affairs are BACK and all the rage. We were not aware that they had ever gone out of style. Though we don’t have anyone in our office to have an affair with, sniff, we know many people who’ve worked a colleague in and out of the office. At one job we worked at, people would meet in the stairwell to make-out, or head up to the abandoned 22nd floor to bone. Of course, you’ve got to be careful with the office affair — hooking up with a boss or a subordinate may be sexy and thrilling, but it’s also, like most things that are fun, not a good idea. Likewise, hooking up with multiple people in your office isn’t smart either, because girls talk and your butt is gonna get found out. [Details] Keep reading »

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The Daily Squeeze: Office Romance, Kelly Osbourne’s Dating Don’t, And An Online Lingerie Store

  • An Italian survey found that people involved in an office romance were happier, more energetic, and more productive, so in the name efficiency at work, ask your IT guy out to drinks. [The Sun (U.K.)]
  • Kelly Osbourne might be single, but she won’t be finding her next boyfriend on the Internet. “I’d never go on one of those online dating sites…,” she said. “The Internet was created for knowledge and now it’s perverted.” Does that mean she doesn’t use e-mail? [Digital Spy]
  • Guys who are sheepish about entering lingerie stores can go online and view various ensembles on actual models. While this seems like it could be good idea, the models are too small—the largest looks to be a size 6 and doesn’t have a speck of cellulite on her butt (which is visible when have her “try on” a thong). [KnickerPicker via The Sun (U.K.)]
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