Ian Keldon wrote:
These are professionals, doing a job. Lots of people work for long periods of time with other professionals without it turning into The Dating Game.
They're Starfleet officers, not monks under a vow of chastity.
People are aboard starships for weeks, months and years. It isn't like clocking out at the office and going home, because home is in the "building" as your office. It's natural for people to form circles of friends, sexual hook ups, and romantic relationships.
People do things besides simply talk shop.