I was with Mr 10pm Bedtime for about four years and that was at least four years too long.
I met him when I was 19 years old and we quickly moved in together.
But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.
Enforcing these policies can take their toll on a company. Earlier this year, Best Buy's chief executive, Brian Dunn, stepped down after an investigation by the board discovered he had shown "extremely poor judgment" with a 29-year-old female employee.
The first girl I told about my condition was a girl named Courtney.
She was a good friend of mine when we started dating so she already knew of my condition.
Not because my girlfriends and I got gloriously tipsy on cheap champagne and danced all night, watched the sunrise and then binge-watched DVDs all day in our pyjamas.
No, my 21st was a quiet dinner at the local pub followed by an early night.My partner at the time was a good deal older than me (at least a decade) and he never like to stay up past 10pm.If I could offer up any advice to women out there about dating, it's for God's sake stick to your own age group.Wait for them to come to you.”The advice came from my dear friend Jennifer, who has a stepfamily of her own and understands that it takes time and patience to blend and bond. Months later, in a quiet moment, I told the girls as much, and let them know it’s OK to have any range of feelings about all this. But life had gotten busy, and for a few days I was swiping right on Coffee Meets Bagel without my normal due diligence. Both seemed nice, but I was having trouble keeping them... Like a puppy dog, I wanted to cuddle up to them and play, but I remembered her advice not to overwhelm them, so I pretended like this was all no big deal, and tried to find the feline inside.Just last month, Gary Friedman, the chief executive of Restoration Hardware, stepped down in the middle of the company's public offering. A couple years ago, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, Mike Hurd, resigned amid accusations of falsifying expense reports to hide a personal relationship with an independent contractor.