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|Written by Miss Smartypants|
|Monday, 05 October 2009 00:00|
Dear Miss Smartypants,
So, what is your take on dating in the business/work environment given that people are not finding mates in High School/University as they did generations ago? What does it take to meet people outside of the work environment?
Dear Hey There Lonely Boy,
What's my take on dating in the business/work environment? What's your HR department's take on it? I've worked with married couples and I've worked with employers who out-and-out told us not to date each other. Each employer approaches the situation differently. As for whether or not you should, it's understandable that you would want to. Much like when you were school, you have at least one thing in common with the people at work. A couple of pointers:
As for meeting someone outside work, it takes leaving work. Do things that interest you. Do things that are new for you. Take a class, learn a sport, get a hobby. Tell your friends, single and taken, that you are interested in meeting someone. Try online dating. I've known those who've had luck with Lavalife and Plenty of Fish, but there are many, many others out there. Find a website or three that looks good to you, be honest about who you are, and click away. Otherwise, just concentrate on being yourself and having a good time. Eventually the rest will fall into place.