where you eat.) But as more Americans postpone marriage until their careers are established—and as hours get longer, with smartphones blurring work and play—it makes sense that attitudes are changing.
"Older generations saw work as a separate place," says Renee Cowan, Ph.
Get to know the new guy as a friend before you two cross the line.
Are you willing to live with the regret of not knowing? No need to go into details about your feelings for bae, but do tell your boss that the relationship won't interfere with your work performance. Rather than turning it into the source of all office gossip in perpetuity, use discretion when telling your coworkers. Keep your attention where it should be during office hours.But they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches.Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a date, and they talked for so long that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out.When it comes to dating a coworker, there's one general rule: Don't do it.But sometimes, that's way easier said than done — especially if your job requires you to spend long hours and tight cubicles with the same person.