I would like to have a get together for my team from work. We have gotten together socially previously at others houses. I am interested in hosting myself this time. My question is can I host a get together for my team right after work and not include significant others?
I know some people on the team are uncomfortable when people bring their sig. even if they are dating, because they like to use the time to vent about work with people who understand the job. Some of the previous get togethers have included significant others and some have not. I know for a typical get together I would always include significant others, but I know some things are different if they are with co-workers. I am not really sure what the etiquette is in this situation. (this get together would take place right after work).
To make the situation more complicated, one of the team members is dating a person from another team at the same job. If I didn't invite significant others outside of work, should I make an exception for her?
To be honest I don't think most of the team would bring anyone, due to the timing, but I would like to get others perspective on how to navigate this quagmire.