This is only the purgatory stage

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When they are not there, expect to answer questions about how they are doing at least a dozen times every shift. Which brings me to my next point.

That is the person who you live happily ever after with. My advice is to date in the industry, but outside your restaurant. Maybe you both want to try extra hard to keep it a secret.

My friend disagreed and offered to write the counter-point. Inevitably they will start dating. Dating co-workers is a horrible idea. It is another to hear the story as the guest is sitting at the table. In restaurants, you had many of the same friends to begin with.

The hopeless romantic streak runs strong in me. Probably should have thought about that ahead of time. You picked who you picked and ruled out all other co-workers. Anyone who does not like them now has a reason to not like you. Even if jealousy never becomes an issue, guests will create problems.

It is one thing to have your partner come home after work and tell you about a mean guest. Restaurant couples do too, but then they work together hours a week on top of it. Most couples start out with a two or three dates a week.

Everyone else becomes an ex. It is too hot to sit on the patio.

Stay tuned for the counterpoint

Stay tuned for the counter-point tomorrow. At the most recent count, there are six confirmed couples at my restaurant. You can also expect grief from everyone who has ever tried to flirt with, been too scared to flirt with, or been rejected by your new partner.

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