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The 12 Rules for Dating a Colleague (Yes, While Keeping Your Job)

Best Life Logo Best Life | Slide 1 of 13: <p>Win the heart of your office crush. —Cassie Shortsleeve</p><p>As Americans work longer and longer days, one thing is inevitable: more and more time in the office. But for the single masses among us, that’s not always such a drag.</p><p>According to a survey of roughly 2,000 people conducted by <a href="https://mic.com/articles/112062/the-way-most-people-meet-their-significant-others-is-not-what-you-think#.yMcmPyRFu">Mic,</a> the third-most common way people find romantic attachments is through work. Another <a href="http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?sd=2%2F11%2F2015&id=pr868&ed=12%2F31%2F2015">survey,</a> conducted by CareerBuilder, revealed that at least a quarter of all working professionals have confessed to dating a colleague in the past.</p><p>So if you find that you’re crushing pretty hard on someone in a nearby cube, don’t worry: you’re definitely not alone.</p><p>But how should you proceed?</p><p>Your office isn't exactly a singles bar, and the line between becoming a “boyfriend” and a “creep” in the corporate world is always a fine one. (And, frankly, there’s no guarantee that your company will smile upon your budding romance, either.) To ensure that you come out of this situation with both your heart and your career intact, consider this your handy guide—just don’t forget to brush up on your game with <a href="http://www.bestlifeonline.com/ways-to-impress-any-woman">15 Ways to Impress Any Woman.</a></p>

The 12 Rules for Dating a Colleague (Yes, While Keeping Your Job)

Win the heart of your office crush. —Cassie Shortsleeve

As Americans work longer and longer days, one thing is inevitable: more and more time in the office. But for the single masses among us, that’s not always such a drag.

According to a survey of roughly 2,000 people conducted by Mic, the third-most common way people find romantic attachments is through work. Another survey, conducted by CareerBuilder, revealed that at least a quarter of all working professionals have confessed to dating a colleague in the past.

So if you find that you’re crushing pretty hard on someone in a nearby cube, don’t worry: you’re definitely not alone.

But how should you proceed?

Your office isn't exactly a singles bar, and the line between becoming a “boyfriend” and a “creep” in the corporate world is always a fine one. (And, frankly, there’s no guarantee that your company will smile upon your budding romance, either.) To ensure that you come out of this situation with both your heart and your career intact, consider this your handy guide.

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