Williams says you should discuss the seriousness of your relationship, how you would both handle things if the relationship ended, how you're going to treat each other at work, and if either of you would consider leaving the company, if needed.
Williams says it's inevitable that you're going to give clues about your relationship if you only hang out with one another.
"Older generations saw work as a separate place," says Renee Cowan, Ph.
D., an assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio who studies office relationships.
But they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches.