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.
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Check out our advice for turning a flirtation into a potential relationship.
"If it turns out to be a two-week fling, nobody needs to know about it," says Helaine Olen, coauthor of Office Mate. Olen says coworkers often guess something is going on when one person mentions the other too frequently. John helped with the graphics" or "Where'd you go for lunch?
Oh, John loves that place."But if you were chummy before, don't ignore him now — that draws more attention than the occasional friendly moments does.
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Studies show that office romance is on the rise, and over 80 percent of people surveyed for one study say that would probably date a coworker. While some of them might blossom, office romances can be a little shaky, mainly because if things go sour, you're going to have to see this guy every day from 9am to 5pm—awkward.
Plus, the last thing you want is the be the source of gossip at the workplace, and you don't want anything to hinder your work.
Fight the urge to give that hottie at next cubicle your number!
Just thinking about it felt like cheating on my wife.