Dating a colleague advice

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We talked and texted for months, and he told me how much he was into me.

Sarah, a 30-year-old graphic designer, met Matt through a colleague at the imaging tech company where they both worked.

The buildup of sexual tension will be totally worth it when you finally find a safe, secluded locale.

Colleagues may get suspicious if you show up and leave together at the same time every day, says Haefner.

"I didn't really notice him at first because he had a beard, and beards weren't my thing," she says.

“Plus, you’re more attracted to someone when the stakes are higher.” As in, your colleagues might find out or (gulp) you get caught violating your company’s fraternizing policy.

Plus, your cubicle crush could one day be your long-term mate (full disclosure: I married my office fling! But if you’re gonna go for it, make sure you take a no-regrets approach and don’t hurt your career in the process.

Allow our experts — and other Review your employer’s policy handbook, says Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at Career Builder.

Once there, beware of posting pics or status updates — especially if your workplace is gossipy.

A general rule of thumb is to wait three months before disclosing you’re dating a coworker. After that, if your coworkers ask about it, you can downplay it (“Yeah, we’re seeing each other”), but don’t outright deny it unless you’re looking for drama. I went back to his place for an after-hours party, and we spooned on the couch all night. A few months later, once we knew it was going somewhere, we told a supervisor and asked her where we should go from there.

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