Finding a hookup at work is the easiest way to get laid. You see these women every day, and you have tons of time to get to know them, figure out what they like, and appeal to that. It’s almost like a captive hunting area for men on the prowl. Every hookup strategy has its risks. Hooking up at the office means that you need to focus on a few key elements to make sure that a few nights of fun doesn’t come back to haunt you.
Pick a Colleague, not a Boss or Subordinate
If you hit on a subordinate, you’re going to be putting yourself at risk for all sorts of sexual harassment lawsuits. So even if you think that she’s totally going to be cool about everything, resist the temptation. If you’re hooking up with your boss you’re going to have to deal with cries of favoritism, and how it’s just not fair. As much as it sucks, steer of these problems and these women. She’s just not worth jeopardizing your career over a little bit of fun.
A colleague, however, is perfect. You two enter the affair as equals looking to make work a little bit less boring and more sexy. Let her turn up the heat and you have the best situation: no one is going to get anyone else fired over it, and no one can say that you earned that promotion in the bedroom instead of the boardroom.
Schedule Time to Make it Less Romantic
A work affair is about proximity, not romance. She’s a good looking woman you see five or six days a week. Don’t lose sight of that. One great way to dial back on the romance is to make it part of the workplace routine. Every Tuesday after work and before the gym, pencil in a little meet up in the copy room, for example. Or only take her out on the Friday nights that you get paid. Make it part of the routine and you’ll avoid the risk that she might get too attached.
Know When to End It
If she shows signs of developing emotions, you have to nip that right in the bud. Men don’t want to let go of a good thing, so they often can’t see when that thing they have isn’t so good after all. If she gets clingy, end it. If she gets sappy, end it. If she shows any sign that you aren’t just a coworker that she’s particularly fond of, get out before it blows up in your face.
It almost doesn’t bare saying, but the same rules go for yourself. She’s not the love of your life. If you ever even get thinking that she could be, it’s time for you to scram. A work affair is to release tension and take advantage of the opportunities you have.
The pitfall of the work affair can be navigated with caution. Don’t let emotions lead you astray; you’re doing this for fun, for relaxation, not for love. Be astute, and you can sleep your way around the office even while climbing the corporate ladder.