But the fact of the matter is: Nobody knows when true love will strike.
"It could happen in the break room just as easily as it could at your cousin's wedding or at the tire store," Taylor says.
First, a few numbers: A survey said 59% of respondents have participated in some form of office romance — whether it was a one-night stand, a casual relationship, a long-term commitment or all of the above.
In a Career Builder poll, 38% of workers said they have dated a co-worker at least once over the course of their career; 17% percent reported dating co-workers at least twice.
Your employees often work in teams, allowing them to build relationships with each other.
They would spend time with co-workers as much as they do with their families.
"Why put arbitrary parameters on something so important?
Certainly there are endless cases of coworkers who have found love in the workplace and moved on to marry and live happily ever after." Ultimately, she says, the success of this path will depend on you, your partner, boss, workplace, and many other variables.
What can companies do to prevent romantic relationships between employees?
Although some firms have strict anti-fraternization policies, the real-world answer is – not much.
Often, an employee will argue that he or she was an unwilling participant in a relationship that merely appeared to be consensual.