Get to know the new guy as a friend before you two cross the line.
Not only will this ensure you're only crossing said line for someone who may actually be worth it, but you'll also know a bit more about integrity, which will probably make you feel more comfortable as you two enter into a delicate situation.2. If things don't work out and there's a messy breakup, are you prepared to still see or interact with this person every day?
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If nobody seems to notice, there's no reason to share. You and your new partner need to agree on some ground rules and come up with a plan for how you will keep it professional and stay within written or unwritten rules. "You may have the burden of overcompensating with professionalism and keeping an artificial distance, which can be an awkward strain," says Taylor.