When Cupid visits the workplace: 6 do’s and don’ts for office romance

Jim and Pam found happiness, ultimately, but the Dunder Mifflin duo dodged a multitude of pitfalls that lovebirds can face on the job. For Valentine’s Day, here’s some loving guidance.

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Workplace romance tips

With all the time we spend at the office, it’s no wonder many people find romance at work.

According to The Huffington Post, a typical person spends 13 years and two months at work—more than 25 percent of the average 50-year career.

Sparks may fly with a colleague at some point, but it’s getting increasingly difficult to handle it appropriately.

CareerBuilder has released its annual Valentine’s Day survey, which reveals that office romance hit an all-time low last year. Thirty-six percent of workers reported dating a co-worker, down from 41 percent the prior year (and 40 percent in 2008).

Does that mean we’re relegated to online dating or more old-fashioned means of meeting a special someone? Not necessarily, though dating a colleague can be a minefield.

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