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Airbnb is the latest company to set a strict dating policy

If you work at Airbnb and want to date a co-worker, you get just one shot to ask them out. “You can only ask another employee on a date once and it can’t be someone in your chain of management, so not your boss or someone on your team,” an Airbnb employee told MarketWatch, referring to the training he received at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. And, yes, a vague response like “I’m washing my hair that night” counts as a “no.” Airbnb is readying itself for an IPO and is likely trying to avoid the sexual harassment scandals that have plagued other tech startups like Uber and, in 2017, change of leadership in the runup to its lackluster IPO last month. (Airbnb did not provide a comment on its policy.) Google ...