she either has certain feelings, or she lacks them. And she might consider you to be an old man and too old to date.
you aren't going to screw up what isn't there, if it isn't there. You would be better off looking for someone who is not a co-worker and is closer to your age.
(Without risking an HR violation, of course.)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. 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 first date.1. Your crush will appreciate a bright start to his/her day.
For example, when a woman’s been lied to a lot after years of dating, she always thinks that you’re lying to her, too. Younger women are less cynical, and that’s a big draw.” — Alan*, 52, New York, NY Dating without an agenda means having more fun together “What makes a younger woman a good catch? She’s interested in the here and now, in going out, in having fun. A younger woman reaffirms for me that I’ve still got it going on.” — Mike, 48, Orlando, FL Impressing a younger date is easier “One advantage of dating a younger woman is that you can play ‘cruise director’ — i.e., show her all your secret favorite places that she probably hasn’t experienced yet.But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.Enforcing these policies can take their toll on a company. Earlier this year, Best Buy's chief executive, Brian Dunn, stepped down after an investigation by the board discovered he had shown "extremely poor judgment" with a 29-year-old female employee.If you want an answer to the question of "does she or doesn't she?", then you're going to have to start asking pointed questions...you may not enjoy the thing's for sure, there's no magic thing to do. But I wouldn't expect much to happen beyond that, since, at age 20, she's just barely out of childhood and will still have adolescence tendencies."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.5. "Showing interest in what your crush actually does at work is a good start to building rapport.Just last month, Gary Friedman, the chief executive of Restoration Hardware, stepped down in the middle of the company's public offering. A couple years ago, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, Mike Hurd, resigned amid accusations of falsifying expense reports to hide a personal relationship with an independent contractor.The reason: an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. As companies grow and add employees, you will often see signs of budding workplace relationships.They don’t have a laundry list of what they want in a partner, a career or even life just yet. I think that kind of attitude appeals to guys my age who want a relationship to really be on They let me embrace my inner goofball on dates “Honestly, younger women are sometimes more open to having goofy good times than a woman who has a few years on her.You can invite them to the midnight showing of without getting a skeptical look.” — Marlon*, 41, Atlanta, GA Fewer years of dating equals less emotional baggage to carry “The appealing thing about younger women is their outlook on life.