It’s only natural to develop a crush towards another individual considering you spend more than 40 hours a week at your workplace. It can be hard to fight the feelings and ignore him/her, especially if you have to interact with him/her on a regular basis. Here are 10 ways to deal with an office crush.
Enjoy the thrill: Even if nothing comes out of this crush, you can still make the most out of it. Be more assertive in meetings, all because you want to get his attention. If this feeling can help you be more productive then what’s the harm?
Don’t tell your co-workers: As tempting as it is to tell your office friends and co-workers about the colleague you’re crushing on, please don’t. It’s likely to cause more harm than good. Juicy gossip like this travel fast, and mind you there are sidekicks waiting for rumours like this to go and poison ears of your crush.
Hang out in a group: Spending time alone with your office crush may seem intimidating but a good way to start is by hanging out with a group of your office friends and him.
Know that you don’t have to act on it: It’s perfectly alright to like someone, but liking someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to act on your feelings.
It is okay to fantasise: If you’ve come to the realisation that nothing’s going happen between the two of you but you continue to aimlessly fantasise about him, it’s okay and normal. That feeling will eventually fade away when another guy catches your eye.
Find out if he’s taken: Thanks to social media, this process shouldn’t take too long. If he’s committed you need to stay away because nothing good will come from pursuing him. If he’s single, you can try your luck, but don’t keep your hopes too high.