Marriage after dating
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One day, one of my male coworkers hit on me in a semi-respectful manner.
I didn't feel threatened; I just felt like he was interested and expressed that. There's no way for human beings to work around one another and attraction to not happen.
He expects her to change…and she expects him to stay the same.
"Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought, 'No way.
You’ve probably heard of couples who’ve been dating for years before marriage, and then it takes only one year of marriage to send them scrambling for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as a reason. Weren’t they aware of those irreconcilable differences before marriage?
"Because I went to Harvard and he went to Harvard, and the firm thought, 'Oh, we'll hook these two people up,'" said Michelle. Lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a nice walk by a fountain, then going to a movie--Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing."It's also possible that the reason so many work-based relationships end up working is that both individuals have already decided it's worth the risk.
She was not keen on going on a date with him at first. In other words, each person likes the other enough to overcome the hurdle of starting something up with someone at work (which everyone knows is inherently riskly for a number of reasons).
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You "get" each other in a deep way that's hard to replicate outside that world (especially if you're in a demanding profession). Ann Friedman pulled no punches when she opined in the title of her piece on the subject: "Why a Woman should Never Date Her Co-workers." A standout quote: "To a certain extent, dating someone in your field is tethering your professional reputation to theirs, with results that aren't always positive." Yet there's significant precedent.