“Dating people you work with makes practical sense—after all, we spend so much of our lives in the office, there’s often no other way or time to meet anyone else,” says dating expert April Masini, author of .
Jennifer Nardella, 22, of Miami, FL, agrees completely.
“But over time, I realized how nice he was and we became friends.
Eventually we started talking on the phone and seeing each other outside of work.
“My boyfriend and I met at a hospital we both worked at.
I’ve always been against dating anyone at my job, so when he initially approached me, I wasn’t interested,” she says.
Remember that he's already your friend, so there's a whole lot that he likes about you, Massa says. That means no crazy makeup or boob shirts when he's used to seeing you casual.RULE 12: A person can only take advantage of you as much as you let them. RULE 17: Never be the one that says, "I love you" first. RULE 13: There is no such thing as a "soulmate" or "the one". There are millions of girls out there, though, and many of them have the traits you are looking for. RULE 6: After getting a girl's phone number, wait at least two days to call her to avoid appearing desperate. Not to talk about weather, current events, how her day went, etc. RULE 8: If you call a girl and get an answering machine, don't leave a message. Girls, as a general rule, do not return phone calls. Doing so makes it appear as though you are attempting to purchase affection. RULE 15: If a woman disrespects you or your time, particularly early in the relationship, don't hesitate to get rid of her. RULE 16: No relationship is a committed one until both people agree that it is. The harder something is to obtain, the more valuable it is perceived to be. RULE 28: Don't reveal too much about yourself too soon. RULE 11: Girls will test guys to see how much they can skate by with. Speak your opinions, stand by your convictions, and don't put up with excessive amounts of BS. Until then, anything is fair game for both parties involved. "Your gaggle is the group of guys who you might not be 'dating' or in a defined relationship with, but who fulfill some sort of need in your life," Massa explains.