If they dated in real life, they could sit down with all of the other cast members for dinner and push past all that. They won’t have to sneak around, which will make it more comfortable for everyone.
So to Cox and Matthew Perry: if you’re really, truly, for realsies dating, thank you for making our dreams come true and restoring our faith in love. There Perry got his first film part while still in high school. The show had a fantastical premise with Kiel Martin starring as a man who dies and gets a chance to go back to mentor a younger version of himself (played by Perry).