By Aiesha Little | February 7th, 2010
Back when I was a wee lass, fresh out of college and working my first newspaper job, I almost dated a co-worker. We went out a few times under the guise of friendship (a movie here, a dinner there) and we had a connection that could’ve been something more…had I let it. Unlike the fine bloggers over at Stuff Journalists Like, I wasn’t looking at the potential benefits of the situation (“Journalists like dating each other because only fellow journalists understand the phrase: “Not tonight dear, I’m on deadline”). I was wise enough to know that if we pursued a relationship and it went south, it could’ve been detrimental to my fledgling career. But that was 10 years ago. Have times changed? Do younger journalists feel differently nowadays? Or will dating a colleague always be a fundamental no-no?