Sleeping with Your Boss? What You Need to Know Before You Make Him Your Sugar Daddy: Part 1

dating_a_sugar_daddy_august12_13My older lover makes a great sugar daddy. He’s atten­tive, car­ing, and always gives me every­thing I want and need—as in what I need out­side of work. But since he’s also my boss, our rela­tion­ship has caused sev­eral issues, as you can imag­ine. Is it worth it to get involved in an office romance with some­one you work with, espe­cially if he is your supe­rior? With any sugar daddy rela­tion­ship, there are pros and cons, but with a coworker there are far more things to consider.

Meet­ing a sugar daddy at work can be really easy. I mean, you get plenty of time together work­ing at least 40 hours a week in the same office. Plus, you already have a shared interest—you also have some­thing in com­mon to talk about. But there’s also a down­side. Some cou­ples don’t want to con­stantly be around each other 24 hours a day, and when you work together all day, it can lead to frus­tra­tion out­side of work in your relationship.

Find­ing your sugar daddy at work can also be good for your career, like a pos­si­ble pay raise, or more perks. Of course, if your cowork­ers catch on to your rela­tion­ship or sense favoritism, this can cause rifts in the office. It can also be dam­ag­ing for your rela­tion­ships with other col­leagues. Your friends at work may be fine with you and your supe­rior hook­ing up in the beginning—excited for you even—but you may find that they start get­ting jeal­ous because they regard any praise or spe­cial treat­ment you receive as unfair. They’ll think you only got it because you’re sleep­ing with the boss, not because you earned it pro­fes­sion­ally. This can work the other way too. They might think that you only work as hard as you do because you want to impress the boss, not because you really care about the job.

It doesn’t just end there. There’s one other big way that cowork­ers can get in the way of your at-work sugar daddy, and the con­se­quences can be a lot worse than some hurt feelings…