Love and attraction are some of the things we can’t always control.
Sometimes, the heart just wants what it wants. But even then, some things are better avoided, even if it will damage your immediate satisfaction and joy.
One of such things is having an office romance. In present times, where most people spend the bulk of their time at work, the temptation to start an office romance is very alluring.This kind of romance is a subject that has continued to draw reactions and opinions from people across spheres of living.
Some think it is good, others think it isn’t, but while you cannot entirely say that it is bad to date someone you work in the same office with and it is in that faith that we list some pointers to help identify if your co-worker is hinting an office romance.
There are exhaustive lists of what body language signs women and men display when attracted to someone. But the main indications to look out for are ones demonstrated by your co-worker’s eyes, voice, and posture. Your co-worker will look at you way more intensely without breaking eye contact.
His/Her voice will sound softer when talking to you. Soft as almost a lover’s whisper, on some occasions, the voice might even boom just so he/she can grab your attention. It certainly depends on the context but frequent changes in pitch and tone are very strong indicators.
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When in a work environment, we all know its purely having a professional relationship. Sometimes your crush will engage in objective comparisons. Pay close attention to how the suspecting crush treats you and treats others. Frequently talking to your seat-mate simply so he can get bonus points. Other times, they might use other co-workers to attract your attention or make themselves be perceived as approachable.
Keep Contact Outside Work Too
A professional coworker will always keep it to the point, and you will never hear from him after office hours. However, a person who has a crush on you will try to keep in touch with you beyond your work schedule.
Ladies, if he insists on being gym partners, calls you after work, or insists on sharing dinner with you, be sure that you are the queen of his heart.
Always Find a Reason to be Around You
Another great non-verbal way to figure out if a coworker has a crush on you is to consider whether they go out of their way to be around you. If someone has no useful or practical reason to be around you, yet they always are, they might have feelings for you.
Too Many Compliments
Don’t get it wrong but compliments sometimes might indicate that they have a high opinion of you or even a crush on you. If your co-worker consistently compliments the job you’re doing at work, it might mean that they just respect you as a coworker.
If your coworker compliments your physical looks or other things that are not related to work, it might mean that they have a romantic interest in you.
They Get Touchy
If a coworker has a crush on you, they may move into your personal space more than if they had no feelings for you. Observe to see if your coworker enters your personal space to touch you on the shoulder, touch your hair, touch or pat your arm, or bump into you repeatedly.
Verbalized excuses paired with “accidental” touching are even bolder moves; This means smiling and saying “I didn’t mean to bump into you, there.”
Sharing Too Much Personal Stuff
Sometimes, personal life can be used as an effective gauge for the suspecting seducer to test your interest. He’ll mention his plans of going somewhere in the near future and only hope you’ll be interested to join him. She’ll mention her hobbies and invade the typical workday with tons of detail of over what she did that weekend or what she did at home.
If you’re surprised with coffee at your desk when you’ve had a busy morning by the same person multiple times, they most definitely like you and are trying to make a good impression so they can date you.
If your suspecting coworker displays all or most of these signs, it’s a sealed fact that there is something more than professional going on. Just trust your intuition. If things feel a little extra, don’t hesitate to pay attention to these signs.