1.) Your partner isn’t your manager. (Seriously.)
2.) You know that furtive eye-contact, texts, and occasional flirting when no one is around is okay, but blatant giggling/hanging out at each other’s desks all day is not.
3.) You can differentiate between treating them like a coworker during the day, and a date at night.
4.) You’re discreet in the beginning, but fully ready to disclose the relationship to your coworkers once it becomes serious.(Don’t try to keep it a secret. They’ll find out. They always find out.)
5.) You don’t use the office email system for daytime sexting. (That’s what your cellphone is for.)