What is your stance on following a guy/girl on Instagram by just finding it but not asking if they have one first? (please read story below)?

There’s a new girl at my work who I thought was kinda cute. We talk from time to time but I didn’t think much of things. The other day however we talked but only for a bit since she had to leave when I started. She actually was going to give me her ig to write down but the pen was out of ink and so they just had to go but said next time.

I just assumed they thought of me as a friend and didn’t really think much of things until talking about it with a coworker and they told me they were asking about me the other day thinking I was cute myself. That kinda changes how I see it now.

Anyways today I actually found their ig myself but feel kinda reluctant to follow. I just don’t know if it’ll seem weird. I’m wondering if I should just follow them, or if I should wait until my next shift or two to see if they’re also there to then ask them but then if they’re not I’ll just follow them then. Or, I’m wondering if I literally just shouldn’t follow like at all until seeing them in person and asking, regardless of how long that may be. What do you think sounds best?
What is your stance on following a guy/girl on Instagram by just finding it but not asking if they have one first? (please read story below)?
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