where you eat.) But as more Americans postpone marriage until their careers are established—and as hours get longer, with smartphones blurring work and play—it makes sense that attitudes are changing.
"Older generations saw work as a separate place," says Renee Cowan, Ph.
Still, dating at work can be a personal and professional minefield.
But the caution was worth it: Five years after that first date, he proposed.D., who studies workplace interactions at Maryland's Frostburg State University.And women are disproportionately judged for these relationships, whether they're the boss—"With great power comes great responsibility," warns Green—or if they're the underling."Even today a boss-subordinate relationship is viewed as strategic on the woman's part," says Rebecca Chory, Ph.
But they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches.Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a date, and they talked for so long that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out.