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Office Romance is Dead!

USA Today states: Office romance hits 10-year low in the midst of #MeToo movement.
I have learned from experience to never dip my pen in the company ink. In other words, don’t sleep with anyone from work, don’t date anyone from work, and don’t flirt with anyone at work.  And, due to my profession, I am not likely to find someone at work anyway, so I can easily stick to my rule. However, what about other men and women?
In the past several decades, ever since more women have entered the work force, a lot of them end up finding their mate on the job. Many people spend most of our day at work so, it only makes sense to find romance in the workplace but now, in the wake of the #metoo movement, things are rapidly changing.
Nowadays, people are scared to even look at their co-workers let alone talk with them for fear of putting anything out there that can be misconstrued, and end with a call from Human Resources. So, with this workplace cultural shift, it will be interesting to see where men and women turn to find romance, or a date, or a boyfriend/girlfriend. Are more people going to go online? Even those, like me, who resist online dating just might have to sign up.
I’m an old-fashion girl. I have always met people out in the world, so online is not for me. I also have a history of being friends with a guy who eventually turns into a relationship, so thankfully this work place response to the #metoo movement doesn’t apply to me.
But, where are the others who have leaned on the workplace to find love?  What’s next for them?
I guess only time will tell.
Office Romance is Dead!

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.


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Loberg, E. (2018). Office Romance is Dead!. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2018/02/06/office-romance-is-dead/

 

Last updated: 7 Feb 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 7 Feb 2018
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