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Flirting With Disaster

When your business takes up 18 hours a day, who has time for romance? These entrepreneurs do--proving mixing love and business doesn't have to be a tug of war.

This story appears in the August 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

As the post-college years turn killer midterms and entry-level jobs into delightfully fading memories, grinds and slackers alike find themselves settling down professionally, emotionally and (to some, the scariest of all) romantically.

The desire to find someone willing to understand you (and even forgive your annoying habits) is what eases the pain of awkward first dates and ceases all involuntary flinching at the word "commitment." Just finding "that special someone" is enough work, but when relationships get serious, they require the one thing many never have enough of: time.

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