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The Workplace Crush

Recently a coworker looked at me dumbfounded when I told him that I’m not into dating people I work with.  His response, “We work at Groupon. Every single girl [or guy] is hot. Why wouldn’t you date someone here?” This after he went through his top 5 Groupon dream girls … really, why hold yourself to just one?  His statement does hold some truth: Groupon – young, attractive workforce and everyone rocks.

But I learn from experience:

I tried dating someone who worked for a different company but someone I worked with on a daily basis at my last job.  It didn’t work out.  Going from “Hey, let’s go on a date” to “Hey, can I have that flowchart?” Awkward.  So it’s just a rule of mine.  Coworkers are off-limits in my dating world.

<<HOWEVER>>

Being single, workplace crushes are not off-limits.  Especially at Groupon.  You need to respect relationships, but workplace crushes are fun, exciting and make the workday go by faster – nothing wrong with that. The most hilarious situation is when it goes public. “(fill in the name), Kate thinks you’re hot.”  Awesome.  He’s flattered (hopefully), I find it hysterical – it’s a win-win.

Now you’re hoping that I divulge my work crush but only my uber-confidential, top-secret confidants are worthy of that information so that will not be making my blog – besides it changes too often.  Gotta keep it interesting.   But keep the crushes alive.  It’s good for the soul and it’s good entertainment for everyone around you.

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About thetwentysixthyear

September 6, 2011: I turn twenty-six years old. I live and work in downtown Chicago and really can't complain about too much -- great family, great friends, great life. So this is my personal blog. Experiencing and living my twenty-sixth year. I have no idea what to expect or where I'll be one year from now ... but one thing is certain: I will enjoy the ride.

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