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Most of the entanglements occurred between two peers, but 29 percent of workers who’d dated a colleague said it was someone who outranked them in the company’s hierarchy, and 16 percent admitted to dating their boss.Sometimes the way you each want to handle it will differ—which is why it’s key to be clear about your intentions. “Once we started the relationship, I chose to keep it quiet, whereas he wanted people to know—I think because there were other men in the hospital who found me attractive and he wanted to run them off,” she says.“We kept it quiet for the two years that we both worked at the company.Jeni Elizabeth, a 33-year-old stylist in Los Angeles, met her now-husband at work and says she was extremely hesitant to date a coworker.“here are always jealous or nasty people who want to cause trouble.