The work environment is a great place to meet new friends and maybe even the man or woman of your dreams.
If the latter is what you want, you need to understand the difference between being politely polite, friendly, or flirtatious.
This is hard to figure out, particularly given the company’s many policies on workplace professionalism when it comes to mixing business with pleasure.
Be cautious and smart if you’re thinking about having a romantic relationship with someone at work.
Be wary that your employer might view a relationship with a co-worker as disrespectful.
Think about what might happen if you break up or, even worse, start to hate each other.
If you’ve thought long and hard about all the pluses and minuses, and you still want to go for it, you need to know what clues tell you that a coworker likes you.
How to Tell If a Coworker Likes You
Here are some telltale signs that a person you work with likes you!
1. You Are The One He Likes To Talk To Most
Experts report that there are a few reasons for this.
He might like you, he needs something, or you’re a newbie.
Before you let your heart do its thing, you need to consider the possibility that if you’ve started working, it might be trying to make you feel comfortable and not be left out.
If you’re not new to the job, and he’s still talking to you more, then he might like you.
Pay attention to his signals, how he talks to you, and his physical gestures.
If you only talk about work-related matters, he may be genuinely interested in you as a working partner.
If your conversations branch out outside the workplace, that’s a pretty solid sign that he likes you.
2. He’s Not Afraid to Smile at You at Meetings
When you catch him smiling at you in meetings and you smile back, it’s a good indicator that he wants to spend more time with you.
Even better, if you’re giving a presentation and he makes sure you’re listening and encouraging you, that’s another good indicator that he likes you.
Combine these two indicators and you have the number one indicator that a coworker likes you.
If just looking at you puts a smile on his face, it means something.
3. He Brings You Coffee
If you show up at work and, without asking, he brings you coffee the way you like it, it’s another clear indicator that he likes you.
If he does this regularly and happens to grab a breakfast sandwich or maybe some flowers, then you’re already in his heart!
In fact, if he brings you something without you asking him, it’s a sign that he wants your attention and really wants to see you smile, hopefully with him.
Watch to see if he does this regularly to anyone else.
If he does it for the secretary who’s always there and treats him like a son, it doesn’t count.
Use your judgment to find out if he’s trying to make you feel special or if he’s just a kind and considerate man.
4. He’s Always Asking How Your Day Was When You Were Not At Work
If a man wants to take you to bed, he’s never going to ask how your day outside the office was.
And if he asks, he won’t hear a word you’re saying; this is very easy to detect.
However, if he’s genuinely interested in your life outside the office and wants to hear what you have to say, then he’s certainly interested in you.
A guy who chooses to care and listen to what you have to say is a guy you need to keep around.
5. Invites You to Lunch
This is normally not against office rules, because you can go out and chat over lunch.
Studies show that this is a tactic to get you out of the office environment and see what it’s like.
Sometimes it’s hard to relax and be yourself when you’re in work mode at the office.
When you have bosses looking over your shoulder, it’s hard to show your true self to any man.
That’s why he invited you to lunch, so he can investigate you a little more in a comfortable setting.
Is there any better way for a girl’s heart than through a good lunch and great conversation?
6. He Chooses To Sit Next To You At Meetings
He might act like this by accident, but trust me, he’s doing it on purpose!
Add this to any other sign on our list and you know he likes you.
This is the perfect innocent way for him to approach you without stepping out of your comfort zone at work.
He likes you if he always seems to sit next to you at meetings.
Maybe he’ll pat you on the back or give you an excuse to brush against you and smile.
He wants you to know that his attention is on you, and that should open your eyes to the fact that he really likes you.
7. The “Accidental” Touch Or Brush
If you notice that he seems to accidentally walk past you or bump into you at your lunch or just passing by, it’s a sure sign that he really likes you.
It’s safe to say he’s probably not just being clumsy.
Truth be told, when you are attracted to someone, your body is also attracted to you, and sometimes it has a mind of its own.
There’s not much control here, but if he bumps into you regularly, you can be pretty sure he’s into you.
8. He Is Ready And Willing To Help You At Work
He can be a busy man, but if he’s always willing to put things aside to help you with your stuff, you can be sure he likes you.
Maybe he’ll offer to help you with the heavy stuff or ask if there’s anything you need him to do.
If he respects you when you say you don’t need help, and he still comes back to offer his services, he’s not one to throw away.
Maybe it just makes you feel good, but you need to keep the door open for something else until you find out otherwise.
Just be careful in case he’s looking for a quick way to get into your bed with you, and if that’s the case, you know, and I know he needs to be kicked quickly to the curb.
Always remember that you deserve a healthy, happy, long-term relationship with the man you choose, so it’s important that you find out if your coworker likes you for the right reasons.
9. He is quick to defend You from co-workers when the need arises
If this guy goes into protection mode when it comes to you and your feelings, there’s definitely something else going on.
Maybe a co-worker has badmouthed you because of a task you did, and if that guy comes over to defend you, he certainly likes you.
This trait really shows what kind of man he is.
What girl doesn’t want a strong man to defend her?
If he stands up for you and still persists in you, that’s all the evidence you need to know that he’s a man you need to have in your life.
10. This Man Gives You Sweet Nicknames
Sweet or funny nicknames, it doesn’t really matter.
If a coworker is teasing you with endearing nicknames, it’s a clear, solid sign that he likes you.
There is an obvious difference between friendly and serious play.
If this guy is behaving in a friendly way, he’s blushing and smiling at you, then there’s certainly chemistry between the two of you.
When you catch him looking at you when he’s telling a joke, that’s the defining moment.
You can take your relationship to the next level if you want because the ball is in your court.
Take action to let him know you like him too.
Sometimes all a coworker needs is a little encouragement.
11. This Man Remembers Special Days For You, Including Your Birthday
That’s not a very strong sign, because there are some guys who just aren’t good at remembering special days, no matter how much they love you.
It’s not because they don’t care.
They just have some kind of block when it comes to remembering things.
However, normally when a co-worker is into another co-worker, he will do whatever it takes to remember the days that are special to her.
This man will ask how things went after the fact and surprise you.
This is a guy you won’t want to pass up because he’s showing, without a shadow of a doubt, that he really likes you a lot.
12. He brags about you to other co-workers
There will always be that one person who will want to pull the rug out from under you to try to take away your accomplishments.
It’s the way things are in the corporate world.
So if a guy is willing to brag and brag about your value to the company, no matter what, he definitely has a long-term interest in you.
That sign couldn’t be clearer.
13. This Man Keeps Trying to Figure Out Your Relationship Status
He may not ask you directly, but you can quickly find out if he wants to be more involved in your life.
When he asks what you did over the weekend and who you were with, it’s a strong indicator that he likes you.
If he didn’t want to spend more time getting to know you, he just wouldn’t ask.
The thing is when a man is trying to figure out your relationship status, he’s definitely into you; this is obvious.
14. He Always Has Something For You To Talk About
When a man is always finding things for you to talk about, he likes you.
He doesn’t really care if it’s relevant to him, because his focus is on capturing your undivided attention.
If he comes to talk to you about nothing, take it as a solid sign that he really likes you.
15. Suddenly His Work Hours Match Yours
This one is a little weird, but it should also flatter you.
When suddenly his shifts are the same, it’s more than just a coincidence; indicates that he really likes you.
If he offers a ride home, that’s a bonus.
16. His Body Language Tells You
Back to the famous body language.
You have no control over your unconscious body’s signals; this is a fact.
So there are numerous body cues that he will unknowingly reveal that tell you that he is interested in you and only you.
He can be restless, always looking for ways to reach out and touch her.
Maybe his body is always facing you, and that means he’s trying to tell you in a low voice that he really wants your attention.
As a bonus, if he’s mirroring your moves, it definitely means he’s trying to tell you that he really likes you.
17. This Man Has No Problem Making Excuses So He Can Spend Time With You Away From Work
If this man is using his creative imagination to make excuses to see you out of the workplace, he is the man you need to keep.
This means that he is so in love with you that he will do anything to spend quality time with you.
Do not question this sign; go forward with an open and positive outlook.
18. This Gentleman Finds A Way To Align His Lunch Break With Yours
There couldn’t be a clearer sign.
If a guy makes an effort, no matter how much work he does, so that your lunch break lines up with his, he’s definitely into yours.
Of course, chances are, he’ll just show off that he’s a nice guy and pretend he’s surprised you two have lunch at the same time.
My best advice is to just get on the bandwagon.
If he didn’t want to date you, he would definitely work during the break.
19. He Is The Pleasant Lord
When you have someone to support you, you feel great in a business environment.
That means he respects your knowledge and experience and doesn’t try to challenge it.
If a man is attracted to you physically, he will nod his head continuously to make you feel like a beautiful goddess.
However, if a guy has really fallen in love with you, he’s going to want your mind too.
No one on the planet is perfect, and we all screw up.
If this man supports you in everything, no matter how much you screw it up, you have a man who is worthy of you.
20. He Asks You Out
One of the clearest indicators that a coworker likes you is if he asks you out.
He asks just the two of you out.
He might not even use the word found, but that’s okay.
If a man can muster up the courage to ask you out, he’s very fond of you.
It’s not easy to find out if a coworker likes you for the right reasons.
Some men are gamers and are willing to crush your heart just to get the validation they feel they deserve.
You need to understand your value.
You deserve what you want in a relationship for the right reasons.
Follow your intuition.
If you think a guy is playing you, no matter what he’s saying, he’s probably not looking out for your best interests.
Don’t risk having your heartbroken.
On the other hand, if your heart is telling you that this coworker really likes you, things change.
At this point, you owe it to yourself to take the chance, put yourself there and be open to something more.
You never know unless you try!
Regardless, it’s really hard to figure out, without a shadow of a doubt, whether or not a coworker might like you, regardless of the bureaucracy in the workplace.
In most of my life’s experiences, it has become clear that business and pleasure can never mix.
So you need to make sure this person is worth it if you are willing to challenge it.
All your boss is worried about is what will happen if you guys break up, I’m going to start hating each other.
If it affects your job performance, you could end up getting fired.
Something you need to consider before you let your emotions take over your logic.
Especially if you worked hard to earn that position.
A smart tactic is to make him prove his worth before you take this step:
Pay attention to his body cues and the words he’s saying, so you can find out if he’s a man you see yourself building a future.