Meeting people at your workplace is temptingly easy, although not always appropriate. If you do think that it is worth considering, the following tips might help.
If you like a guy at work, but are unsure as to whether he might already have a girlfriend, ask him what he got up to at the weekend. Anything starting with a ‘We’ is clearly not a good sign.
The more direct, yet casual, your approach the better. A line like, ‘I’ve had such a crazy day, do you fancy a quick drink after work?’ is better than, ‘Do you fancy going out one evening’? The former suggests mateyness, the latter a date. If the attraction isn’t mutual, it can be awkward if he thinks you’re actually asking him out.
Try finding a time to chat when his work colleagues aren’t around; there‘s little worse than being ribbed by his office workmates about someone who fancies him. And if he‘s junior to you, try to make sure that he doesn’t feel obliged to take you up on your offer.
If you make it to a date and things do progress, remember that you might have to see this guy on a daily basis. Can you cope with his possible rejection in due course, or indeed his reaction to yours? It can make life very awkward, especially if you work in the same office or in a small workplace.