Today, though, women are equals for the most part, and in major cities women earn more than men.This parity leaves a lot of room for negotiating in and out of bed. Most want to get married by the time they are 30 so they probably want to have the right relationship in place by the time they are 28.Nancy Shenker was 22 when she had her first office romance.“It was literally the guy in the next cubicle to me,” says Shenker, who was working in a publishing firm at the time.The romance lasted only a few months before her partner moved on to someone else in the office, but it gave Shenker an intimate look at how office romances can affect the workplace.“I learned that having a relationship with a co-worker is fraught with issues.
(And if you think playing beat-the-clock is unnatural, think again: Scientists surmise that women are so optimized for the game of beat-the-clock that a first kiss is a woman’s biologically attuned tool for quickly weeding out bad mating material.) Also consider this: We do best when we have limited choices, which makes the workplace is more appealing than say,
As promised, here's some practical advice to follow last week's musings on finding romance at the office.
Watching the Oscars Sunday, I got another little impromptu reminder of the relationship between work and love: In his acceptance speech, 98-year-old production design legend Robert Boyle remembered "Hitch" (as in, Alfred Hitchcock) for giving him his first big film and, yes, introducing him to his wife and lifelong companion.
And when it happens to you, there are a lot of things to consider about how you go about carry on your romance in the workplace.
You might choose to keep it clandestine, or you might decide to shout it from the rooftops but whatever you choose, there are other people intimately involved in this situation who need to be considered too – namely, your co-workers and your boss.