I just hired at a new place, kinda a small place (reason why i'm hesistant) with no more than 8 employees. Small office but have noticed heavy flirting with one co-worker. Downside here, at least through my eyes is that she is higher up than I am as a lead there. I've never dated a co-worker before but know of friends that have and personally what i've seen is that the moment you date a co-worker the countdown clock starts ticking till something happens such as one of you leaving, quitting, fired, etc. My buddy dated his lead last year as they both worked at Starbucks for about 6 months, this same buddy even had sex with another co-worker there but eventually he got fired for making sexual advances to these girls he already had relations with. Perhaps the question is ultimately answered with my response as to If I would be willing to risk my job... ...But I really like my job! Its so chill and the pay is good... But am here wondering if you would or wouldn't do it and why/why not? Thanks guys!