Workplace romances can be exciting, or they can lead you down a total path of disaster. After all, you're probably spending more time with your co-workers than with anyone else in your life. And workplace romances probably happen more often than you think. According to a U.S. survey conducted by CareerBuilder, about 62 percent of workers have been romantic with a co-worker, with 16 percent of these romances leading to a walk down the aisle. Though these romances are common, they remain hidden, for the most part, with 37 percent workers keeping their work romances private. Sure, they can be thrilling, and can make going into work something you really look forward to, but they can also be disastrous and impact your job.
Though workplace romances are sometimes frowned upon, there are ways to make it work if you find yourself in this situation. “It is very common to meet significant others at work," sex coach and author of The New Rules of Sex, Lauren Brim, tells Bustle. "I have many clients who are in happy relationships with people they've met at their office."
Here's what you should know before you hook up with someone at work, according to Brim.