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Why I Will Never Date a Coworker Again

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Why I Will Never Date a Coworker Again

For this gal, dating a coworker is a no-no. She tells of her terrible experience, the lesson learned and why she will never date a colleague again.

FootsieFor this working gal, dating a coworker is asking for trouble.dating a co-worker is a terrible idea. However, you’d be surprised by how many people date at the workplace. I get it. You spend a lot of time with your coworkers and often get along. But don’t let this fool you; it can be trouble. I’ve been there, done that. Here’s my story.

I was halfway into my second week at my first job when I met him. He had this amazing smile and sat next to me while I was on my break.

“How do you like working here?” He asked. I told him it was great and that everyone seemed super nice. He asked how long I had been with the company. I told him it was my second week. It was his first.

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We had only spoken for fifteen minutes when I realized that I had a crush on him. I had practically told him my life story yet I hadn’t gotten his name. Thankfully, I would see him later that week.

I hadn’t looked forward to going to work until I met him. I hoped we were scheduled to work the same hours. When we were, I’d linger to talk to him and ignored my work. As the weeks progressed, I saw him more and more until eventually he walked me out to my car and asked me out on a date. This is when this cute and romantic story ends.

My “work relationship” only lasted a month before transforming into a living nightmare. He was jealous and accused me of flirting with other coworkers in front of him. It was frustrating having to deal with his constant presence. So we broke up. But I still had to see him every day. Imagine how uncomfortable it felt to now have to take breaks together? No one else would be in the break room. It created a terrible work environment.

Instead of looking forward to work, I dreaded it. This isn’t the type of feeling you want as it affects your job performance. I desperately wanted to leave my job. I was so unhappy. I could tell he was also.

I have learned my lesson and vow to never date a coworker again. No matter how cute or smart he may be, it’s just too complicated. There are plenty of attractive and intelligent men out in the world, so take my advice: don’t start a romance with a man you won’t be able to escape from 9 to 5.

What has your experience been like dating a coworker?

Erynn Castellanos is an aspiring radio broadcaster with an opinion on all things love. Currently going through the trials of most twenty somethings, she balances life and relationships and knows what she wants. Her articles on LoveSujeiry.com tie in her personal experiences while exploring the early stages of dating and the single life.


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Erynn Castellanos

Erynn Castellanos is an aspiring radio broadcaster with an opinion on all things love. Currently going through the trials of most twenty somethings, she balances life and relationships and knows what she wants. Her articles on LoveSujeiry.com tie in her personal experiences while exploring the early stages of dating and the single life.

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