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The dating of employees within the company is usually allowed by a special dispensation from Human Resources after a consultation with lawyers. Because if you are in love and want to date and get married that will be great.And usually involves some paperwork to protect the company from scenario I described above. But just "Romantic relationship which wont la(u)st long I won't recommend you to go on with such a decision.It's a bad idea because you cannot represent the organization's business interests properly in your role as boss, with respect to that person. To maintain your value in organization, if you still have a huge crush on her, ask her out for a date and tell her things, if you have good thoughts get her a good job in some other company using your contacts.You are likely to favor that person regardless of their performance in their job. Would you want your lower level managers supervising people who are their significant others? Then you can date her, she will like you for your gentleness.If you think that having a poor perception of both your company and your relationship with this person is acceptable, then go for it.Otherwise try to tackle the whole not dating your subordinates lifestyle first, to at least look like you don't need to leverage your ownership/managerial position for dating.Ok let's be blunt and share some of the negative consequences I have personally experienced or observed from bosses dating their subordinates: In short, there's a reason that many large companies explicitly state in their employee handbooks that supervisors can't date the employees they supervise, and if you run the company, you supervise everyone. Dating someone who reports to you creates obvious conflicts between personal interests and business obligations.Every action you take regarding your romantic partner will be suspect.
For that reason, most US companies prohibit romantic relationships between a supervisor and a subordinate.
There are many different perspectives and differences in the workplace. Someone people only want to work for your company for money making opportunities only, and will see this as a poor decision.
They do want to see you happy in your dating life, but they don't want to see their firm's reputation suffer because they have families/wives they need to provide for.
Even attempting to initiate such a relationship creates problems.
The subordinate may reasonably believe that rejecting the invitation will have adverse consequences at work.
Try to think about all those decisions BEFORE you think about your situation. I'm surprised that no-one has cover the power differential yet.