DO be like Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper, who kept things professional after meeting on the set of Case 39; they dated AFTER the movie wrapped!
It seems like the perfect set-up: you meet a cute guy at work and you’re always at work ANYWAY, so why not mix business and pleasure? But if something seems too good to be true, it usually is — which is why you should avoid this situation at all costs!
I have to give kudos to Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper. You never heard about any tumultuous hookups or rampant make-out sessions on the 2006 set of their thriller Case 39 (which is released nationwide today). No, they waited until 2009 to ignite their romance, and have now been dating for well over a year.
Smart move, you two! Although illicit broom-closet trysts may be fun, it just isn’t worth it to date a co-worker. #1 — if you break up, you’re always going to have to see each other. AWKWARD. #2 It won’t end well (trust me) and the negative energy your tension will inevitably create is going to be obvious to your boss and fellow co-workers. #3 It’s usually against company policy to date within your company — and you don’t want to be fired, do you?
So be like Bradley, 35, and Renee, 41: if you and your co-worker really ARE just that into each other, wait until one of you lands another job. Hey, if you’re one of the lucky ones who can make it work, power to you — but for most of us, this is a fairytale situation, and dreams don’t always come true.
Do YOU have a similar situation? Leave a comment and let me know how it turned out!