Dating with your boss
You’re crazy about each other, but aren’t allowed to openly express it when you’re at work together: clearly, this is the recipe for some insane sexual tension.But communicating via company email system is dicey, and any email you open on your computer screen can be too easily read by a co-worker.It is indeed legal to prohibit dating between coworkers (with a few exceptions, such as in California, where courts have ruled that the state constitution provides broader privacy protection in employment matters).And you can indeed have a policy that requires one of the parties to move on if a relationship happens.What’s not legal, though, is to always have women be the ones who have to leave.If indeed that’s how your company does it, that’s sex discrimination and is illegal.It sucks, but until we all leave to form a Utopian Society on Mars, that’s the way it’s going to be. “My ex-girlfriend would come to my office, and when I told her I was busy, she would get offended,” said one guy I talked to.It’s important to keep your at-work relationship as professional as possible: unless you’re at lunch or in a group setting, try to limit the non-work related smalltalk to after hours.
I recently started a job at a place where I work for a guy who is only two years older than me, and although at first I thought I was simply receiving special treatment, I get the feeling he’s giving me extra attention, and going out of his way to make sure I feel comfortable around him.Send each other text messages instead — not too often, but enough to keep things interesting.(But don’t send angry texts — save the serious for after work.) Ah, Lunch! Though it’s tempting to treat every lunch hour like a mid-day date with the co-worker you’re sleeping with, it’s a good idea to either set a schedule or limit your lunches together to one day a week.Analyzing the Situation Flirting with Your Boss Community Q&A There are a lot of reasons that you might want to flirt with your boss.Maybe you feel a genuine attraction to your boss and are hoping to pursue a relationship, or maybe you've read one of the (hotly debated!