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Psychology Today: Dating Someone You Work With

Love in the office. Is it worth the risks?


It’s easy to see how a person can become attracted to a co-worker. To begin with, so much time is spent in the office, it makes sense that that would be the place where personal bonds are formed.

Along those lines, it is likely that people who work together share similar interests and might have a lot in common. More than that, though, often innocent positive reinforcement, even simple comments about a job well done, can boost self-esteem and make someone feel valued. If that person is single or unhappy in a relationship, that can be appealing and conjure up romantic feelings.


Recently, longtime friends Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello revealed that they have taken their relationship to the next level by releasing a video of the couple kissing. They may have more freedom than people who go to the same office every day, since they, like so many other celebrities, move from project to project.


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