Ever find yourself struggling with whether that “hey” with a bright smile at your workplace was just a sweet gesture or something more than that? Or if his suggestion to go for a coffee meant a break from the office or an invitation to a date?
Before you know it, the workplace can transform from the hotspot for deadlines and boardroom meetings to a place for eternal friendships or romance.
If you want to clear the confusion of whether your coworker wants to be more than your colleague, exploring these signs will help you out.
1. Noticing and Complimenting Changes in Your Appearance
Are you receiving a lot of compliments from him? Or does he observe the changes in your appearance the instant your eyes meet each other? If yes, then it could mean he’s giving you a hint about how he feels about you.
When your colleague notices that you’ve changed your hairstyle or worn a new outfit and makes a genuine compliment, it can indicate that he checks you out. Those compliments might be his way of saying, “Hey! I notice everything about you because I like you.”
2. Asking For Your Social Media Handles
What’s a better way to continue having private conversations beyond office hours than through social media? If your colleague has found the courage and asked to connect with you on social media, it might be their way of telling you they want to be in touch with you even after office.
In addition to the conversation part, social media can give a glimpse of your personal life. Thus, asking for social media can mean they want to know you more (probably about your dating life).
Before tricking him into telling you his true feelings, you must look for hints, such as if they are the first to view your story, like your older posts or comment on the new ones.
3. Giving Nicknames and Talking
If he has already given you a nickname and you spend your lunch breaks talking about different topics together, it isn’t long before he asks you out. Although, make sure it is not his habit to call everyone by a nickname.
Guessing whether he likes you can be tricky, but no worries, what and how he talks to you can make it easier to conclude. For instance, if he prioritizes your conversation, puts his phone aside, smiles while listening to you intently or remembers every detail of what you said would mean he cares for you.
If he tells you about his family, hobbies or dating life, it could mean he’s searching for topics you can relate to, which will smooth the transition from formal conversation to flirting.
4. Body Language
Body language can be a clear indication of your colleague’s intention. Those non-verbal clues can give you a peek into their feelings. Some hints may involve them leaning towards you while talking, maintaining eye contact during group meetings, or “accidentally” touching you.
Sometimes, these signs may include shivering or fast talking because of nervousness. Contrary to these signs, keeping his arms folded or not facing you while you speak can mean he isn’t comfortable around you.
5. Grooming Game
What’s the easiest and silent attempt to gain attention if not changing your looks? Your colleague may start dressing up nice, get a new haircut or change his cologne, all of a sudden to impress you.
When someone wants to leave an impression, they start by changing their appearance. So, if you notice them grooming more than usual, it’s safe to consider they have feelings for you.
These signs can help you differentiate between a date or just a coffee next time your colleague approaches you for one. Remember, relationships at work need extra care. Before jumping to conclusions, apply these tips to be sure your colleague has a mutual feeling.