Sarah, a 30-year-old graphic designer, met Matt through a colleague at the imaging tech company where they both worked."I didn't really notice him at first because he had a beard, and beards weren't my thing," she says."We took things slowly because we were both very aware that we worked in the same office," she remembers.But the caution was worth it: Five years after that first date, he proposed.
"None were, and my work life would've been better if I'd known that."__Don't Flirt (Too Much) __If you do decide to start a relationship, remember that others will probably pick up on the sparks.
If you ask repeatedly, says Green, you risk creating a hostile work environment for your crush, which can be defined as harassment.
And if a colleague asks you out and won't take no for an answer, that may be harassment, and you should consider talking to HR. If you make out with someone at the holiday party, bite the bullet and ask about the person's intentions afterward.
But they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches.
Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a date, and they talked for so long that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out.