They all started out in the same way many of us dream of finding our partners and lovers — as workplace romances. But while the flirting was there from the start, the full-blown romance didn't happen immediately. As we all know, office romances take some time to fully ignite, a phenomenon which BuzzFeed's "Stages of an Office Romance" video depicts with astonishing accuracy. Office romances are pretty different from other ways people meet their significant others, insignificant flings, or friends with benefits; for example, going on Tinder dates, striking up conversation at a bar, attending some sort of mixer, or going to a party are all ways to meet people where the sole purpose is to have fun and be your best, stress-free self.
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We met at a game company in , and for more than a year were just coworkers. Then, despite the risks and "what ifs," we started dating. Now, we're about to hit our second wedding anniversary. We still work together -- helping create social games at Zynga -- and over the years have found that being coworkers not only strengthens our relationship but makes us better at our jobs. Dating someone you work with has its challenges, but -- assuming your workplace allows it -- we think it can be a great idea. Here's why:.
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Last Updated: March 5, References. This article was co-authored by John Keegan. John Keegan is a dating coach and motivational speaker based in New York City.
If your eyebrows are raised, good. We dated for four years, and we managed to outlast our involvement at the company, but ultimately it was one big, longwinded learning experience. As I mentioned, my parents met at work.