I'm dating one of my coworkers. I recommended her to work at my office and we ended up working in different departments. We do keep our relationship a secret since dating coworkers is strictly forbidden.
I wonder what she thinks about this though @Chappy
My real thought? I think it's great, but I don't see you for 90% of the day. It gives space ,which allows us both to do work and not be bored of each other.
Only awkward thing is my co-worker asking why I don't have an Okay-Cupid account yet. Lord knows I'm not interested in online human beans.
To answer the original question I think it matters what kind of work. As described above, Romy and I work together, but do not see each other for 90% of the day. So then I don't feel like I spent 100 hours with him (exaggerating). As for my co-workers, I could see me hanging out with them ( I have hanged out with them), but the job is an office. I don't have to talk to anyone if I didn't want to. Sometimes I don't see workers from the other end of the office in a span of weeks.
I think if you worked together in a burger joint, you would spend way more time together in close proximity.