But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.
Enforcing these policies can take their toll on a company. Earlier this year, Best Buy's chief executive, Brian Dunn, stepped down after an investigation by the board discovered he had shown "extremely poor judgment" with a 29-year-old female employee.
Rumors of favoritism can arise, false or otherwise.
If you're dating your supervisor, you may risk getting terminated after the breakup, especially if company policy allows a supervisor to terminate a position without reason.
This can be especially true in high-growth companies that demand long work hours and tend to hire more single employees.