, Barnes & Noble was so offended that someone would actively encourage co-worker hookups that it initially refused to stock the book.
(It later reversed the decision.) Even then, though, surveys showed half of us have had an office fling; and today, a whopping The shameful holiday-party hookup is no longer the primary association with intra-office romance. In some industries, the open business and romantic partnership is even I concede that meeting someone at work makes logical sense.
“But once I decided it would be okay, she said, “the date turned out to be the guy I married.” As another woman who works in politics explained it, “You build these incredibly strong relationships under stressful circumstances and it’s natural that the people whom you feel you can rely on professionally (and the people you get belligerently drunk with after work) end up being good partners outside of those circumstances.”spent all of her early twenties dating fellow journalists, I would never advise a young woman to follow my example.
In many workplaces, young women still have to work hard to prove they’re professionals and not coffee-fetching interns or office eye candy, and it seems like office romance would undercut their efforts to be taken seriously.
I thanked him for his interest, but let him know that that wouldn't be happening. He asked me to reconsider and retain “an open mind.” I felt frustration and anger boil up inside me as I looked at this man three decades my senior, who had manipulated me into a meeting under false pretences and then dismissed my refusal of his advances as close-minded. Instead, I ignored his emails until he finally gave up.
Being hit on by men who are considerably older was not new to me.
How, exactly, are millennial women supposed to devote themselves fully to both their job and their relationship(s)?
“You date people in your office,” Trunk says bluntly.
I met Bob at a restaurant on a summer afternoon in 2014.