As the saying goes: Don’t sh*t where you eat. Basically, don’t have a romantic relationship with someone from your office—and it’s not hard to understand the adage. When you work with the person you’re dating, there might be a lot more things to argue over with professional conflicts of interest in the mix. And if you guys break up, seeing them every day still sure can get awkward, if not painful.
But office romances happen, and while it might not have worked for Tom and Summer in 500 Days of Summer, these four Singaporean couples are able to juggle a romantic and working relationship with the same person. If anything, they demonstrate that a workplace romance can not only thrive, but also serve as a booster for your career if you manage it right.
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Text: Charissa Loh