(Note: This is part two of the point/counter-point of dating co-workers. In part one I recalled the painful situations I have seen and experienced over the years. Taking the side of dating co-workers is our resident Spanish language adviser and PhD candidate Senor Esparza. He takes the position that it is in fact beneficial to date co-workers. Obviously there is a middle ground we would both advocate. No amount of logic or reason is going to prevent or cause anyone to enter into a workplace relationship. This series if for entertainment value only. If you are not reading it with a smile, you might be missing the joke.)
I will not attempt to refute the points that our favorite restaurant blogger has made. Much of the rationale behind his screed warning people off of dating co-workers is grounded both his experience and the experience of many others. This being said, I am going to frame the issue a little bit differently. I would argue that not only is dating a co-worker natural consequence explainable by proximity empiricism, but in many cases can be preferable to dating people that you have not gotten to know through the course of working with them.
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