And if you’re looking for commitment and eventually marriage, you probably want to avoid “playing the field” because it seems to trivialize the process of finding something so important in your life.

However, compare the dating experience to looking for a job. Yet revising your résumé, applying at lots of places, and going on multiple interviews helps you to be less nervous each time you’re in a recruiter’s office and teaches you how to sell yourself to potential employers.

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Con: Anytime you’re like, “great presentation, Kevin! You want to look good because HE’S going to be there, but not look like you dressed up or anything, because that would be too obvious and you’re just going to work.

” everybody rolls their eyes because they know you’re sleeping with him. You’ll have a huge knot in the pit of your stomach until that first “hey” in the hall and then a three-minute moment of relief before the next knot in the pit of your stomach wondering what the fuck “hey” is supposed to mean.

Is one guy or gal a little more thoughtful than the rest?

Is there one person whose jokes crack you up more than all the others?

Pro: Working together completely eliminates the “should I call? ” dilemma because duh, you’re going to see him in 10 hours. Pro: It’s a really good idea to stick around afterhours and make out in the stairwell/supply closet/wherever.

Con: Holy shit you’re going to see him in 10 hours! That way, if your boss is giving you shit about some bullshit you can just look past him at the spot where you were fooling around last week, and be all, “heh.” Con: You can never bang anyone at work ever ever again, because you’ll be ‘the official sponsor of office blow jobs’ and every new male hire will give you that look.

I once got played around by a work colleague in my retail store, but it never led anywhere.

Now the person i'm interested in, i've worked with her for...

As long as you respect the feelings of the people you see and are truly looking for qualities that will lead to long-term love, it’s okay not to go steady with someone as of the first date.