I wish I could apologize to the woman in the elevator and connect on a personal level, but she'd probably just assume I was hitting on her. Chris is a media executive in New York City who spends 4 hours a day commuting on Metro North from his home in Wilton, CT. You can read more about his observations on life at follow him at @herbietown.You meet a lot of great people at work—especially if you’re new to the area specifically because of that job.That being said, some places even have policies banning dating coworkers—in which case you would have to be REALLY careful if you did get involved with someone at work because you wouldn’t want to get fired.How to tell if a coworker likes you and is trying to date you Before we start talking about how careful you should be when dating a coworker, we have to figure out if they like you in the first place!Just thinking about it felt like cheating on my wife.But, of course, developing real relationships at work and outside the office is important. There's lots of practical advice out there : Dress conservatively, drink responsibly, leave the office door open when having a private meeting with a male superior. But the thing that helps me develop solid working relationships with women is, ironically, to get to know them personally.[Read: Decoding compliments: 50 cute words and their true meanings] #6 Their body language suggests they do. Do they fidget with their clothes when they see you approaching?All of these are body language indicators that someone likes you.
This can be really difficult simply because everyone at your job is probably very professional and friendly, which makes it really hard to tell who’s actually trying to flirt with you because they like you.She scared me, and I was more effective communicating with her in email or over the phone.I couldn't even imagine going out to drinks with this woman.You can easily tell when someone likes to talk to a person versus when they’re only doing it because it’s polite.
If you’ve noticed that they’re coming around you in a very light, excited, and happy mood when they talk to you and are just calmly polite when they speak to others, it’s a really good sign that they like you. Do they lean closer to you when they get the chance?Be cautious when dating a coworker Being involved with someone at work can be a really fun thing, but it can also be really risky.