: I’m 44 years old and a Senior Vice President at a family-run company.I’m really dedicated to my job and put in many long hours, but I’m also single and still looking for “Mr.Right.” A few months ago the company hired a new Junior Manager.
He doesn’t work directly for me, but I am the boss of the department. I never intended to get involved with someone at work, but Robert and I just seem to “click” the minute we met.
We both work late, and often find ourselves closing up the office together.
Despite our obvious age difference, we seem to have a lot in common.
First we there was some harmless flirting which led to some long, personal conversations before we went our separate ways, alone.
But last night, Robert took things a step further and asked me out on a real date!
I had an appointment so I turned him down with that excuse, but ever since then I’ve been thinking about how it would be if I went out with him.
I know that some people say offices romances are too risky, but what if Robert is “the one” and I miss my chance to connect with him?
Is it realistic or even fair for me to encourage this type of relationship? If you’re spending a lot of late nights at the office, you’re supposed to be working, not socializing.
However, it’s easy to understand how people who are literally thrown together night after lonely night, without much opportunity for a social life, might make a love connection at the office.
There is a lot of disagreement about whether dating co-workers or worse, a boss, is acceptable, but plenty of people hook up at work.
Bill and Melinda Gates did, and she dated the boss!