I provided the statement and of course the case was dropped but it was enough to put me off ever dating at work again.

Joy Huber looks at this issue in her article Dating someone you work with – do or don’t?

Studies show that office romance is on the rise, and over 80 percent of people surveyed for one study say that would probably date a coworker. While some of them might blossom, office romances can be a little shaky, mainly because if things go sour, you're going to have to see this guy every day from 9am to 5pm—awkward.

Plus, the last thing you want is the be the source of gossip at the workplace, and you don't want anything to hinder your work.

People were looking for favouritism, romantic liaisons in work time and signs that I was slacking in my work.

I found it all very insulting as I was totally committed to my career.

Then things in my relationship began to go wrong and very quickly deteriorated, as we both lived and worked together, having no opportunity for space or ‘me time’.

As I was the only female in the building my fiance began getting jealous if I held a business meeting he was not invited to and this caused arguments at home.

To make matters worse about four years later, after I had rebuilt my career, I received a call from my previous employers asking me to send their lawyers a statement about the entire incident.

It seemed that my ex fiance was suing them and stated in his complaint that he had been sexually harassed by me (completely forgetting to mention we had lived together and were engaged to be married).

Despite having received an outstanding annual review just two months previously, I was advised in no uncertain terms that if they could legally dismiss me they would and all eyes would now be on me.