Jessica, 25, an antiques expert who moved across the country and, basically, in with a coworker, eventually realized that the relationship-job combo was dominating her new life.
"I hadn't made any female friends, and I missed that," she recalls.
"He needs, like, three feet of space in the elevator," she jokes.
But their co-working is going smoothly as a result.
As Anna, 27, who dated a coworker for seven months, points out, "It's hard to pretend like you're not dating someone for eight hours a day." But you can do your best to make others comfortable by nixing the "We're so cute" act.
"People are out with long knives for the happy couple," says Green.
If you ask repeatedly, says Green, you risk creating a hostile work environment for your crush, which can be defined as harassment.
Yes, it's embarrassing, but you'll be glad you did.
"The policy seemed to be: If you're dating and still doing your job, we don't care," he says.
The truth is, "even if there are rules, people will hook up anyway," admits Green.
"We took things slowly because we were both very aware that we worked in the same office," she remembers.
But the caution was worth it: Five years after that first date, he proposed.