I have seen 15 years worth of work couples and even been in a few of their weddings.
My opinion is simple and based on a great deal of experience. My friend disagreed and offered to write the counter-point.
In both studies, participants read a scenario describing a hypothetical employee at a law firm, including extensive information about that employee and a career opportunity for which that the employee was being considered.
The scenarios were identical except in two key ways.
Although these status differences may result in problematic power dynamics within the relationship, it’s also reasonable to assume dating one’s boss leads to more career opportunities (e.g., benefits of favoritism).
At the same time, however, people with knowledge of the workplace tryst might think less favorably of those who become romantically involved with their bosses, resenting them for appearing to use that relationship to advance their careers.