Being on of the few single girls where I work, I've had more than my fair share of co-workers try to date me over the past year. My post about it satirizes the common methods that seemed to be used by each one of them.
What kinds of silly things have you done to try to ask out a co-worker or how has it happened to you?
I don't know if it's going to go anywhere (heck...I don't even know if I WANT it to go anywhere yet), but this topic is coming up in my life for the first time. I've officially begun "The Saga of Office Boy" on my blog because of it. :)
LOL I definitely have a crush on a coworker right now, at the hotel I work at. Probably the silliest thing I've done for this guy is purposefully leaving something behind so I could go back to pick it up during his shift.
Try the Naked Man in the break room. Guaranteed results.
Well that will earn you a trip to HR.... and an escort out by security.
What if you're trying to seduce the cute object of your affection who works in HR? Then you've just gotten yourself a ticket to the exact right place. Stop thinking so inside the box.
My bf and I are coworkers, and due to some company restructuring he has become a manager. However, we try to not have much contact at work. We eat lunch together, and that's about it. No chit chatting in the breakroom all the time or hanging out at each others desk. We also kept it very hush hush for awhile, not even having it on FB (lol, right?). But eventually it made it around (it's an office, obviously it would). We've just kept things very personal, not divulging much. And everything has been fine. The twist of him becoming a manager was the only weird part. When we initially started dating we didn't even work on the same floor.
I work with mostly females and gay men so yeah not happening. I always wondered what you would do if you wanted to go on vacation together. We have a small office so if two people were out the same time all the time people would notice.
I once had a "thing" with a co-worker right before I quit my job and moved to Southern California from Northern California. At that point, I felt like I had nothing to lose, and wanted to explore our intense chemistry and awkward greetings to one another from the past year. So I used facebook as my preferred method of communication and dropping hints. I pretty much did something to the extent of "hey, I hear you hang out in ___ area sometimes, I'm going to be there at ___ day/time with friends if you want to come out. Here's my number ________, call me if you're around."
It turned out, he didn't really hang out there much, but just happened to have random pictures with friends for a random occasion. But it did the job of giving him my number, giving him a huge hint that I was interested (as we barely talked much aside from random greetings and staring), and put the ball in his court for if he wanted to bite back. It worked, he eventually texted me, we met for coffee and hung out for a few weeks before I moved. Though turned out that from his past jobs he has a habit of getting involved with coworkers, and overall it sounded like that's kinda not something you really want to do if you don't want to be forever stuck in awkward moments if things end messy, or just don't work out. The potential for extreme awkwardness after the fact is at a high level post-office dalliances.
Probably the biggest thing to consider is if things go ker-splat, and if you are forced to see them after... unless you're gonna marry them, move away, or switch to another job, the awkwardness is not really worth it. :-P (Unless they are really really hot :-P)