should you date a coworker? by Alison Green on October 18, 2012 A reader writes: I work in a small office, and I’ve recently become close with one of my coworkers. There’s been some flirting, and I think she’d say yes if I asked her out. Some of my friends who have dated at work are warning me not to mix business and pleasure, but I figure we’re both grown-ups. Is there any real reason not to give it a shot, as far as potential impact on my career or professional standing? To read my answer to this question, visit the Intuit QuickBase blog … where I list the five biggest downsides to dating a coworker that people often don’t think about when they’re in the grip of a new romance. You may also like:LinkedIn is not a dating siteyour 7 biggest career sinshow can I be a great reference for a former coworker?