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It’s not surprising that many people develop feelings for their colleagues, with whom they share a common mission, and who they may work beside for hours and hours, day after day.“You spend time together,'' says Jean Baur, a career coach and author of books on how to rebound from a job loss and how to excel in an interview. and in most cases, you get to really know people slowly, which is an awesome foundation for a relationship.’’Sandra Gasparovic, 48, who met her husband Michael, 52, when both worked for Michelin North America's information technology department, says that being in the same workplace environment and having the same work-based friends aided their romance."Having that commonality, sharing the same things, has certainly helped,'' says Gasparovic, who is currently a career manager for Michelin while her husband is a purchasing agent for the company."You get to partner up with different people, work creatively with them. Still, when a co-worker initially wanted to set the pair up back in 1999, both resisted for over a year.Co-workers may worry that a romantic relationship between their peers could result in unearned perks and promotions, such as one lover choosing their partner to collaborate on a plum assignment.Colleagues of a dating couple could also resent picking up the slack when two staffers, instead of one, are out to attend such events as weddings or funerals.But they also need to keep in mind that it simply takes a cozy picture of the couple popping up on Facebook or Instagram to spark office gossip.
They eventually left the company after getting married in August 2004.Before Mary Baker and Nicole Mezlo were spouses or even friends, they were colleagues, working for the same public relations firm in Washington D. When they finally began dating, they kept their courtship secret for nearly three years, not telling their co-workers until they became engaged.And while their relationship led to a loving marriage, both say anyone who considers dating a colleague needs to embark down that path with their eyes wide open.“It’s hard for me to say to somebody not to take a risk when for me, it turned out so well,'' says Baker, 35, who no longer works for the same company as Mezlo, 40.But if a relationship goes awry, she says, it can negatively impact your career and your peace of mind."I can’t imagine if I was dating a person and it went downhill going to work every day and having to see that person.’’There are countless couples who have begun dating while working together, be it in an office, at a restaurant, or on a movie or TV set.