10 Things To Say To Your Coworker Crush


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Conversation starters to untie your tongue for your office crush.

Crushes, in general, can be a nail-biting emotional roller coaster but when you're crushing on someone you have to see every work day, things can get a bit awkward. On the plus side, you get to see them every day; on the down side, you have to see them every day. Survey Says: Americans Like To Date At Work

With frequent opportunities for interaction, how do you manage to keep your foot out of your mouth? There can be a fine line between flirting and sexual harassment so make sure what you're saying doesn't make your crush uncomfortable; the potential for embarrassment and legal repercussions is high.


Inspired by this list of what NOT to say to a work crush, here are a few conversation starters that might help you navigate the minefield of potential social gaffes and maybe even score a date.

10. "Good morning! How are you?" This is incredibly mundane, yes, but common courtesy can go a long way. Your crush will appreciate a bright start to his/her day. If you don't work closely with your crush, simply saying hello is a good way to move into more extensive conversations down the line.

9.  "What do you have planned this weekend?" A great conversation starter, this can show your interest in his/her life outside of the office. It's also a good way to search for commonalities that may lead to an invitation to join in on future weekend activities.  

8.  "Come here often?" Flirtation in the form of a humorous quip at the water cooler can score you some major points. People are drawn to positive attitudes, so if you can crack a joke and bring a smile to your crush's face, you will definitely be leaving a good impression. Is Office Flirting Good For Business?

7.  "I'm going out for some coffee, would you like some?" Offering to pick something up for your crush shows how considerate and generous you are.  Who knows, they might even decide that a break is in order and join you for the short trip.

6.  "What projects are you working on right now?" Showing interest in what your crush actually does at work is a good start to building rapport. The more you know about him/her, the more commonalities you can share and the greater your potential for conversations that can lead to topics other than work.

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