[amp.businessinsider.com] although it's still somewhat taboo ,studies show many people meet their spouses at work. Are office romances a positive or negative thing. Personally I have very mixed feelings.
A long time ago I worked for a company doing military work. There was a married couple. They did not work in my dept. Each one worked in a different dept. Their marriage went bad and ended in divorce but they stayed working at the same place which must have been weird. Well, the lady in this case fell in love with a person in my dept. But they tried to keep it under wraps but everone knew what was going on. Sure enough, the lady split again with the guy in my dept. The guy in my dept started following her and keeping tabs on where she went, who she spoke to, etc. It got ugly for the 3 of them. All working in the same floor, The company was then sold to a bigger company and don't know what happened to them. What I learned from this is that it is best if one gets into a relationship but work in separate places and live separate too. If things go bad and relationship ends, it is easier for both parties or 3 parties like the story I told.
My girlfriend a long time ago was a secretary in the office. We kept it secret by almost never talking to each other at work to avoid the office gossip. Luckily, I had changed jobs by the time we broke up.
Here's another good rule: Don't date a neighbor!
As we spend at least 4-8 hours or more together in a work place ecept those that travel, I have witnessed tens of people forging relationships in the work environ. It is the rare exception that they work out & retain their employment. Politics is an ugly endeavor whether in or out of the work place. Especially when it involves a superior who is "out to get" someone. Keep your cards close to your chest & use the regulations for your protection. & do not seek revenge ....ever. That is the "lord's" or as I say, the cosmos' responsibility...ie karma