It’s one thing if an attraction develops naturally with someone you know you in a professional context, but actively seeking out romance in your professional network — without even having anyone particular in mind — is courting problems.
Dating within your professional circles can be messy.
“She also has this warmth, and when she shines it on you, it makes you feel pretty damn amazing! ” I nod in agreement; psychopaths are not an option. She’s not wrong: This man is scruffy but handsome, age appropriate (36), and appears to be gainfully employed (an actor, not my first choice, but hey, nobody’s perfect). ” (Translation: He’s got all his own hair.) She swipes right, and a message pops up almost instantaneously on the screen: It’s a match!
”Before long, we’re on the hunt for potential suitors. After swiping through a dozen profiles or more, she lands on a good one. We both throw our heads back and start screaming with laughter.
These recent romantic developments are, however, part of a much bigger sea change for Rihanna, who turned 30 this year. I’m happy.”Still, making those kinds of pivotal lifestyle adjustments isn’t always easy—especially if, like Rihanna, you’ve been on the celebrity treadmill since you were a teenager.
Most people want colleagues to be thinking about their competence, not whether they might want to make out with you.
Plus, while it’s certainly true that many people find romance at work or among work contacts, that doesn’t mean that you should actively try to cultivate it there.
For the first time in her life, she’s fully committed to a healthy work-life balance. It’s even tougher now that she’s not only the face of her personal brand but also the CEO of a burgeoning global beauty-and-fashion empire.
“Even mentally, just to be away from my phone, to be in the moment, that has been key for my growth,” she says. Pulling double duty as both badass rock star and savvy businesswoman across a working orbit that spans California (home base for her new lingerie collaborators) and Europe can take a physical toll on even the most intergalactic of superstars.