My response to this conversation on Linkedin:
I’ve dated a co-worker two times in my career. The first time there was very little drama after it ended. The second time it compelled me to leave the company and travel the world for a year.
What I learned is this: If you are attracted to someone you work with because you love them — and not just because it is convenient — you should go for it.
In hindsight, for me, it was always just convenient, which is why it didn’t work out.
You must also be okay with seeing the person you love flirt and connect with other people on a daily basis.
Just remember: Everyone flirts. It’s fun.