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Office Romance: How Can I Keep It Secret?

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Dating Coach Joann Cohen discusses ways to keep your office romance secret.

I was in human resources for over 20 years and I dealt with office place romances all the time.

And I’ve got some tips ladies if you are going to engage in an office romance, to keep it confidential until you are ready to spread the news.

The first thing is, keep that romance outside the workplace. When you are at work, focus on work. That means anything from phone calls, emails, lunches and breaks. Keep completely focused on work and don’t focus on the man.

The second thing is when you do meet with that person make sure that it’s not at a place where everybody else frequents, that they will see you together because they’ll put two and two together and know you are seeing each other.

The third thing is don’t tell anybody. This is the biggest mistake women make. They tell their best friend at work. Trust me, it will get out.

I don’t care if she swears on her child’s head, don’t tell anybody at work that you are having a relationship and also don’t tell friends of friends at work that you are having a relationship with someone at work if you don’t want anyone to know.

So ladies, if you don’t remember these tips in the workplace romance let me give an example of a story that happened in one of the places that I worked.

Somebody told somebody who told somebody that they were in a relationship with somebody at work, and unfortunately the relationship didn’t work out.

And for months afterwards everybody was looking at those two people every time they went around each other, buzzing around each other, to see what was going on.

It was very uncomfortable for both of the people involved. So until you are ready make sure you keep it confidential.

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