I had a coworker ask me out and it took me by surprise because I had assumed he was married. He was always friendly at work, but he's like that with everybody.
We had met for coffee because I was going through some work related issues and we talked about it. We joked around and I did notice that he touched my arm a lot while we talked, but I just shrugged it off.
He texted me on the way home that night and mentioned a fire pit and if he got it working would I be interested in coming over. I said yes thinking his family and others friends from work. He then mentions his divorce and how he had to move so it would be awhile until he had stuff set up.
He is really funny and a little bit older then me, but I'm just not sure it would be a good idea to date a coworker. I'm worried things will get weird at work.
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Try to imagine the worst break-up you've ever had. Now imagine you have to work with that person every day. THAT is why dating a coworker is a bad idea.
Now, if you rarely see them at work, it's not a huge deal. If you work with them on a regular basis, the risk is MUCH higher, and of course, if they are in your chain of command (your boss or your direct report), then it's a disaster in the making.
Remember: if things get bad, you might have to quit your job to get away from it, so be prepared to do that.2