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The 31-year-old started out college on TCU’s women’s golf team but would play her college golf at the University of Texas.

@The Angela Akins pic.twitter.com/l6g UIJkd A6 — Sergio Garcia (@The Sergio Garcia) January 7, 2017 Akins is a former Golf Channel reporter and interviewer and has a pretty strong resume as a golfer, too.

Lines between professional and personal lives are blurrier than ever, partly for practical reasons — even post-recession, most of us are still — and partly for cultural ones.

At thriving creative and tech companies, where employees are given dormlike amenities like yoga classes and cocktail hours, it seems almost silly to draw the line at dating.

Despite the increasing general acceptance of intra-office romance, women who date a co-worker are more likely than men to be seen as using the relationship to get ahead at work.

As someone who spent all of her early twenties dating fellow journalists, I would never advise a young woman to follow my example.

, Barnes & Noble was so offended that someone would actively encourage co-worker hookups that it initially refused to stock the book.

(It later reversed the decision.) Even then, though, surveys showed half of us have had an office fling; and today, a whopping The shameful holiday-party hookup is no longer the primary association with intra-office romance. In some industries, the open business and romantic partnership is even I concede that meeting someone at work makes logical sense.

“My options sometimes feel like it’s either work or Tinder,” one friend recently said to me, only half joking.

She, like a lot of professional women in their twenties, is focused on making serious strides in her career before she has to make tough decisions about marriage and kids.

) and personal readiness, not by a moral imperative. When I was in college I worked at a nightclub — partially because I needed the cash and partially because I was dating a guy who also worked there. Well, because he was awful and I was 19 and didn’t know any better.

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