Mean-spirited people love nothing more than seeing someone react to their slanderous prattle. Pretend you don't see the bullies hanging over one another's cubicles and whispering while looking in your direction.In fact, unless it's lunch or break time, keep your nose in your work. Talk about your problems at the office with steadfast friends and family.As weird as it may seem, it’s super helpful to discuss what youlll do if and when things don’t work out. But if you’re still tempted to hook-up with a cute coworker, might as well go for it: you only live once.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.
You really don’t want to become “that couple,” to the exclusion of your other co-workers, and you also don’t want to spend If you and a coworker actually start dating, and plan on being a couple for a while, stop keeping it a secret.They agreed that the second either one wasn’t feeling it anymore, they’d be upfront about it and the relationship would end, full stop: no unnecessary drama. When you get to the point where you feel your relationship might take precedence over your career, then you can re-evaluate things. Secretly making out in the elevator at work and then stopping the second you get to your floor is a fantasy everyone has, and you have the opportunity to make it happen. Tell your bosses/HR Representatives/whoever needs to know, and assure them that you’ll continue to keep your work life as professional as possible.From then on, keep things as open, yet un-salacious, as possible.