It's worth noting that the consequence of a too-restrictive policy is that fraternization policies that prohibit even friendships and associations outside of work cause employees to deceive and cover-up.
They also encourage gossip, job dissatisfaction, and low morale.
People inherently understand and are attracted to others who “understand” that part of their life.”Another draw of getting involved with a co-worker is the excitement coupled with the “safety” of dating somebody you’ve already gotten to know.
The dating or fraternization policy adopted by an organization reflects the culture of the organization.
Employee-oriented, forward-thinking workplaces recognize that one of the places that employees meet their eventual spouse or partner is at work.
Also, workplace romance rarely, if ever, stays between two people.
Soon the rumor mill gets started and it’s everybody’s business.