When you miss something (which we all do periodically), it will confirm their belief about you. The statistics aren’t in your favor it will be a long term relationship.
Many employers will be fine with two colleagues having a relationship as long as their conduct does not affect their work.
A typical policy will allow relationships between colleagues as long as they do not negatively influence the employees’ conduct in the workplace.
Violating policy is clearly a career-damaging act even if you don’t get fired.
It also doesn’t do much to enhance the relationship.
These are the exception, because those jobs demand employees’ time and commitment at a level most people outside of that community don’t understand. The situations I am addressing are quite common and here are some serious things to consider: Many companies have policies that address their tolerance of inter-office dating.
Some companies will go so far as to terminate the offending couple.
It won’t matter who had the break up idea, facing each other will be difficult.
The post break up could negatively impact your performance, which you may be powerless to change.
If one person is in a position of authority or management, dating can be perceived as anything from sexual harassment to favoritism by the peers.