10 Things That Can Happen If You Fall In Love At Work

For some of us, we find our significant other at work due to the amount of time we spend in our workplace. Sometimes, it can be surprising and take us off guard. So, what does happen if you suddenly find yourself in love at work?

Here are the 10 things that can happen if you get hit by Cupid at work:

1. You become inspired

Since someone is inspiring you, you are more inspired to work and show off your talents. You also get a boost because of it.

2. Work isn’t so dreary after all

You will see your “crush” as a reason to keep going to work and see them as a reason to stay positive. This has become your reason to come to work everyday.

3. You are more open to talking to others

If your “crush” or “other half” is in another team, you can become more confident in speaking to other people, especially from other departments.

4. Work opens more time for you to spend with each other

Since work can take a lot of our time, it can be hard to work on our relationships. However, if you are working in the same company, you can use your breaks to meet one another.

5. You become trustworthy and loyal

If the company is open to your relationship, you will be loyal to them as a way of saying thanks. You also find it easier to relate to the company’s values at the same time and be trustworthy.

6. There will be complications

Workplace relationships can be complicated, especially if it doesn’t work out for you. It can be quite awkward to work with your ex if it happens and it is possible that one of you will quit to get away from the criticisms and rumours.

7. Rumours will go flying

Complications may arise if you start a relationship with a coworker, especially if no one knows about it. People will start talking about you and cause rumours to start. If these rumours reach your boss, it may spell trouble.

8. You might end up making mistakes

If you focus more on your flirting, chances are your work will suffer from it. You may also miss a lot of deadlines since you take long breaks to talk to your partner.

9. Your promotion will be at risk

Love at work may be ok for your heart, it may not be okay for your superiors. If they find out about your relationship, it may put your promotion at risk since it is seen as unprofessional behaviour.

10. You may lose your job

Finally, you may end up losing your job if your superiors find out about your relationships. Some companies actually ban romantic relationships at work because of their potential to affect productivity. Even if you fight for it, your company’s rules will be against you.

Love is amazing once you find the one you love. However, if you do find them at work, remember that there will be some ups and downs that may affect not just your heart, but also your career.

Before you get into a serious relationship, know what is accepted in your workplace about relationships. Speak to your partner about it and use them as your inspiration to do well. If we are not able to balance between love and work, you will definitely find it hard to get your relationship together.

Finding love in the workplace? It ain’t that bad, here are some articles that may interest you:
Love @ Workplace: A Fairytale?
Whisper: In Love With My Boss
Whisper: I’m In Love With My Student

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. I met my husband at work in 1991 & we have been married for over 25 years. It was a little tricky at times, but it was definitely worth it. 😘

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    1. Kally says:

      Awesome sharing! Congratulations on making it to over 25 years. Wow!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Monch Weller says:

    As they say, “don’t shit where you eat.”

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      I actually agree with you on this and that’s why I haven’t dated anyone at the same workplace as tempted as it can be. Lol.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. mehjabinh says:

    Hi Kally! Enjoyed reading this!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you! Have an awesome weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mehjabinh says:

        Thanks! And you too!

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  4. This is exactly what I’ve been thinking about recently. There’s someone I like at work, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to make the leap. This put things into perspective for me. Thank you!

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    1. Kally says:

      There are more posts on the topic office love in the next few days. Be sure to catch them.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Gregoryno6 says:

    There have been times when, to paraphrase Len Deighton, I thought I was in love with her, and times when I thought she was in love with me. But these times never coincided.

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    1. Kally says:

      The person is right but the time never coincide. Maybe it is not meant to be. Big hugs.

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  6. Great analysis, Kally! You’ve given this much though, obviously, and your observations are spot-on.

    If you like someone, 1 through 4 definitely apply.

    However, when you act on that desire, 6 through 10 become real dangers.

    Which is to ask, do 1-4 make 6-10 worth it? A question many of us have answered “no.”

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for summing it all up! It is a dangerous path to tread. I can only say tread very carefully. Love is a wonderful thing but don’t throw everything away just for a feeling.

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  7. Simon says:

    Hey this topic is an interesting one😍 When it comes to love, it exists everywhere, out of race, religion and community, it’s blind and come to anyone. But coming to your topic, Love at work place is toxic, a work place needs our dedication and involvement in work which we obviously will lose and it’s very much obvious rest everything comes behind as you said, people might lose their job and might affect promotion too. Love outside, work inside would be my only suggestion.✨😉 Interesting post Kally. Especially love this topic as we see stories everyday like this at our workplace🥰

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you Simon. Nothing is too sensitive or sacred to talk honestly about what happens in the workplace. I like to dive deep into little stuff that affect people in their worklife. It’s a shame people especially HRs and managers don’t talk about it more. Transparency is the way to go.

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  8. Bryan Wagner says:

    I like the balance in this piece. There are ups and downs and all need to be considered if you want to balance personal relationship and job parameters.
    Thanks for this.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Bryan for your input.

      Like

  9. Well, you definitely cover the full spectrum of possibilities from positive to negative! 😅 It’s good to remember all those factors, however. I’ve witnessed couples who work together and I always wonder how the relationship outside the job affects their relationship inside the job.

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    1. Kally says:

      Sometimes I wonder that too. I think it isn’t too hard if the couple works in different departments and different areas. It must be conflicting if they work on the same team!

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  10. Unique Tales says:

    I no longer have an other that is significant, but I do not mind. I quite like the freedom that comes with being Single. 😊

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    1. Kally says:

      Ah i miss that freedom too!

      Like

      1. Unique Tales says:

        Though I sometimes miss the intimate cuddle at night. The rest I can happily do without.

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  11. I dind’t know, that Pink Panther has become a drug addict!

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