Q: Should I date my work colleague?
A: Hmm this is a sticky situation and carries a lot of “awkward moment” risk! It’s usually better to keep pleasure and business separate for a few reasons:
1) If it doesn’t work out you don’t have to worry about bumping into each other in the corridor and having awkward small chat.
2) People love to gossip in the office and rumours could spread or cause jealously between other colleagues.
3) In most cases it’s seen as unprofessional and could be distracting you from your work. You could even be at risk of losing your job if the company has forbidden it (bit harsh if you ask me!)
4)if you breakup and he starts dating someone else it could be quite painful and upsetting to still have to see him every day, let’s just say it’ll be harder for you to move on!
Of course it’s entirely up to your own judgement and maybe you job is quite unique so the above scenarios don’t apply. I’m not saying you have to rule it out, but it’s also wise to look at the big picture and see beyond the present chemical connection.