7 Office Romance Horror Stories

7 Office Romance Horror Stories

Have you ever found yourself crushing on a co-worker and haven’t been sure whether to pursue it?

Well… we’re of the mind frame that it’s often best left off the table unless it’s likely to be serious – but obviously there are pros and cons to every love story!

Either way, this week we’ve gathered a few horror stories (in light of Valentine’s Day) to reveal how office romances could end up…


1. A Messy Situation…

“I was secretly sleeping with my boss for a year.

One drunken night after a wedding, he got up to pee, tripped, and split his head open.

I had no clothes on, slapping him to keep him awake, slipping around a bathroom floor covered in blood.

I had to clean the mess up by myself.

The next day I was exhausted, pretending to be surprised when I heard the story from my co-workers.”

Source: Buzzfeed

2. Not Even My Problem!

“Some guy showed up at my office, asked for me by name, and when I came out to meet him he started swinging at me.

Luckily he was older and smaller than me so I was able to wrestle him to the ground and hold him until the cops arrived.

It seems that in my previous job, one of the admin folks was sleeping with one of my colleagues.

Her husband found out she was hooking up with someone from the office, confronted her demanding to know who, and she told him it was me since I was no longer working there.

Of course, I was only about 10 blocks away and easy to find…”

Source:Thought Catalog

3. Better to “keep it quiet”.

“I was sleeping with my boss for a few months.

One night some girls from work went out for a few drinks, and after a few, one girl admits to me she was sleeping with my boss, too.

Best of all, he said the same thing to both of us: To “keep it quiet” because he would lose his job.

We both approached him, and he didn’t work there much longer.”

Source: Buzzfeed

4. Brokenhearted 

“After two months of an intense secret relationship with my coworker, I realised I wasn’t as into him as he was into me.

I broke up with him, but things got super weird fast.

He was off “sick” the day after I ended things, and when he returned, he completely avoided me.

When I finally saw him, he was sitting at his desk and staring straight ahead, red-eyed and wiping — what appeared to be — tears away.”

Source: Refinery 29

5. My Mother Saw Our Emails

“I was fooling around with a guy in my office, and we’d send racy emails with work-related headlines to not be suspicious.

When I was let go from the company, I didn’t get a chance to delete my emails right away.

My mother was tasked with reading them all, just to check and make sure that they were not work related.

It’s been almost 10 years and I still haven’t lived that down.”

Source: Buzzfeed

6. A Love Triangle

“My female coworker and I really hit it off, and we eventually (secretly) made it official.

Meanwhile, another guy (our fellow desk neighbour) started to hit on her.

Eventually, he caught on to the fact that something was going on between us and proceeded to tell our entire office.

Things got super awkward after that, and she would flirt with him at work in front of me whenever she and I got into arguments.

It was terrible.”

Source: Refinery 29

7. An Old Boss

“A colleague and I had discreetly started dating in the office and we tried to keep things on the DL.

We’d exchange super long email threads of steamy messages back and forth all day.

In one of our emails, I asked him if he had our old boss’ email address (he had left the company a couple of months prior).

But he accidentally cc’ed our old boss to our email thread instead! I was super mortified.

Our old boss seemed pretty amused by it though, replying to both of us that he had always suspected something was going on.”

Source: Refinery 29


By now I’m sure you know whether you’re going to make your move or not – but just keep these stories in mind if you do.

Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones!

Do you have any of your own office romance horror stories? If you do, let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear them!

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