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Rules for dating your coworker

Which is them saying no." data-reactid="19"reports that around 40 percent of people have dated a co-worker in the last decade.

He often went to fundraising events that I had to work. You add commuting time and the days we work from home and that's a big chunk of our week. We spend hours upon hours engaging and collaborating. Let's just say it was harder to hide our fling because kids see all.

The second guy I dated was my co-worker when I was a teacher. I left willingly, but I could no longer work in that environment.

In fact, a Career Builder survey from Valentine's Day 2014 found that nearly 40 percent of U. workers have dated someone within the same company.

And according to Lisa Mainiero, author of "Office Romance: Love, Power, & Sex in the Workplace," this hefty percentage of workers makes sense.

We spend hours upon hours engaging and collaborating. Let's just say it was harder to hide our fling because kids see all.

My role as Education Coordinator was to schmooze for funds.

Second, the two are peers who work in separate departments, which Mainiero identifies as the "ideal scenario." Third, the two are peers working on the same the raise, promotion or lucrative project while the other doesn't." data-reactid="28"No. As if agreeing on which color to paint the walls wasn't enough of a relationship strain, now there are opportunities for one of you to get the raise, promotion or lucrative project while the other doesn't."If they're in the same department, that means they're following the same career path," Mainiero says.

"So, there can be professional jealousies and lots of issues that can arise from almost being too close together in the same department."In these setups, she says creating those guidelines for openly communicating feelings becomes even more important.

They may also discuss what they would do if they broke up but continued to work together.

This kind of talk may not be easy, Mainiero says, but it's proven effective for many couples.

Here are five rules for balancing your work life and romantic life:1. While the first (and second) rule of Fight Club is "You do not talk about Fight Club," the first rule of working with your S. is "Talk the heck out of any weirdness, jealousy or misgiving." Mainiero, who is a professor of management at Fairfield University in Connecticut, has surveyed many colleague couples in her career.