2. Dating the boss A minefield: get together with the boss and you are sleeping your way to the top. And if you are the boss you’ll be accused of abusing power. What to do: Switch your sights to someone more lateral to you. Or hide it at all cost.
3. Forbidden romance Some offices have strict dating policies, but the forbidden fruit always seems sweeter. Ask yourself: are you looking for passion or promotion? What to do: Follow company guidelines.
4. Dating the partner Starting a business with your significant other is a good and bad thing. Good because you can discuss anything, bad because the personal and professional mix. What to do: Cultivate smaller egos. Nearly 5 per cent of workers who have had an office romance say they have left a job because of an office relationship gone sour.