You’re there five days a week, eight hours a day. It’s only natural that you’re going to find yourself attracted to one of your coworkers at some point. In practically every office in the world, you’ll find coworkers who are romantically involved. In fact, 16% of married couples met their spouses at work.
Before we can start thinking about marriage, we’ll need to figure out whether or not the female coworker you’ve had your eye on shares the same feelings for you. Fortunately, if she feels some way about you, she’s probably doing plenty of different things to clue you in.
Today, we’re going to take a closer look at some surefire signs that a female coworker likes you. If your crush feels the way you do, she’s probably doing at least a few of the things below. Pay close attention to the way she behaves around you because she’s probably telling you all you need to know about her feelings for you.
Are You Having Flirty Conversations?
Usually, the first signs you’ll notice happen in conversation. Of course, some coworkers are just friendly and quick to start up a conversation. But as you talk with a coworker who likes you, there are a few tells that may indicate that there’s something more to your relationship.
1. She Asks You About Your Day or Weekend
If your crush takes time out of her day to ask you how you’re doing, what you’re up to this weekend, or what you’re doing after work, it could be because she likes you.
Think of it this way: When your crush asks you about how you’re spending your free time, it could be because she’s doing a bit of detective work. She may be trying to feel you out to see if you’re single or seeing somebody, or if your interests outside of work overlap with hers.
2. She Tells You About Her Friends and Family
You’ve probably noticed in your own conversations at work that there are certain people at your job that you share more with, and some people you keep the conversation strictly work-related. If your crush takes time to tell you about her friends and family, this is usually a sign that she sees you as more than a coworker.
Of course, this type of conversation is common among friends, and your relationship may just be transitioning from coworkers to friends. But, if she’s sharing this personal information with you, it may be an indication that she wants you to know more about her and what she does outside of work because she’s into you.
3. She Asks About Your Friends and Family
Some people just like to talk. I’m sure you can think of a few people in your workplace that are constantly telling you about their life without asking you much about yours. If your crush not only tells you about her family and friends but also asks you about yours, it could be a sign that she looks at you as more than a coworker.
4. She Stops by to Say Hello
One surefire way to tell a coworker has a crush on you is if they’re always stopping by your office or workplace to say hello. If she does this, it may be an indication that she likes you, too.
Take note of who else she says hello to when she’s making her rounds. Does she say hello to everybody? A select few? Just you? If she makes time to say hello to everyone, she may just be especially friendly. But, if she’s singling you out, or only saying hi to a few people, it may be an indicator that she’s into you.
5. She Calls or Texts You Outside of Work
If your relationship is progressing to a place where it’s left the confines of your office, it may be another sign that she returns your affection.
If your crush takes the time to call or text you throughout the day, or on the weekend, it’s usually a clear indication that there’s something more to your relationship than work.
The content of the conversation may offer some additional indications that she’s into you. If she’s flirty, making jokes, or using innuendo, she’s giving you additional indications that she has a crush on you.
Physical Contact Or Romance At Work
When it comes to gauging whether or not a female coworker likes you, how she interacts with you physically can be a telltale sign. Here are some foolproof ways to tell if she’s into you based on how she behaves around you physically.
6. She Catches Your Eye
When you two are in meetings or interacting with a group of coworkers, do you notice her catching your gaze? If she’s looking to initiate eye contact with you, it may be because she likes you.
You’ll also want to pay attention to what she does once she’s captured your eye. Does she smile, or bite her bottom lip? If yes, then you should have all the information you need for you to shoot your shot.
7. She Brushes Into You When She Walks By
If your crush goes out of her way to initiate physical contact with you, that’s usually a sign that she shares your affection.
When she passes by you in the office, if she brushes into you when she could just as easily have avoided you, it may be a sign that she likes you as more than just a coworker.
8. She Asks You to Walk Her to Her Car
By the time most people are off the clock, it’s dark out or getting dark out. If your female coworker asks you to walk her to her car, it could be because she likes you.
This sign may indicate that she wants to spend a little more time with you before you part for the day, or it could be because she feels secure around you and wants your protection on her dark walk to the car. Either way, this is usually an indication that she feels the same way as you.
9. Her Leg Rubs Against Yours
Chances are, you and your crush spend some time together in the office in meetings, in the lunchroom, or wherever else. If you find yourself next to her, and her leg brushes against yours under the table, she’s giving a physical indication that she has a thing for you.
10. She Goes Out of Her Way to Touch You
A workplace is a collaborative environment. We never stop to notice it, but your coworkers are passing you things multiple times a day. When your crush hands you something, perhaps a folder, or paper clip, does she go out of her way to make contact with you?
If she does, there’s your sign right there; go ahead and make your move.
Obvious Romantic Signs In The Workplace
By now, you should have more than enough different signs to look for. But, if you’re not the most perceptive, or if you aren’t entirely sure based on the other signs we’ve discussed, then these super obvious signs should tell you all you need to know.
11. She Brings You Breakfast or Coffee
If your crush takes time out of her busy morning routine to grab you breakfast or a cup of coffee, the alarm bells should be going off in your head. This sign indicates that she’s thinking about you in the morning before she even makes it into the office, and it’s an indication she wants to make you happy, and take care of you.
12. She Remembers Your Birthday
Most workplaces have somebody in charge of maintaining an office birthday calendar, so you can disregard this sign if that’s your crush’s job. But, if your coworker goes out of her way to remember your birthday, that could be a sign she’s into you.
As adults, birthdays aren’t treated with the same importance that they are when we’re kids, and that’s especially true in the workplace. Do you really care that Trent from Accounting turned 38 today? Exactly. So, if your crush makes it a point to remember your special day, it’s probably because she feels the same way about you that you feel about her.
13. You Hear About it From Other Coworker
If the other coworkers that you’re friends with are asking you about your crush, or telling you about something she did, it may be because they know she likes you, or because they’re picking up on the signs you’re sending out to her.
Lots of people aren’t very good at picking up on when someone likes them. For outsiders, it’s usually easy to tell. Perhaps they’ve picked up on the energy between the two of you, or, better yet, maybe she told them she has a thing for you. Either way, if you’re hearing about it from your coworkers, that’s usually an indicator that the feeling is mutual.
14. She Has a Nickname for You, or for the Two of You
Does your crush have a special name that she calls you? Usually, calling someone by a special nickname is an indicator that she’s thinking about you and that she likes you.
If you find yourself working together with your crush, does she have a nickname for the two of you? Or, does she refer to you as “we” instead of as separate individuals. If yes, this is a strong indicator that she loves the idea of the two of you as a team, and may be interested in pursuing a relationship with you outside of the office.
15. She Notices When You Make Changes
The people we work closely with are most likely to notice when you make changes because they see us so often. Most coworkers don’t make it a point to comment on when something is different about you or point out specifically what’s different.
If she’s pointing out that something is new, or better yet, she knows exactly what’s changed, it may be because she likes you.
16. She Picks up Little Gifts for You
A surefire sign that she likes you is if she goes out of her way to offer you little tokens of her affection for you. It’s also a sign that she remembers the things you like, and that she cares about you.
It could be something as small as a toy from a quarter machine, but whatever it is, it provides a strong indication that your crush is thinking about you outside of the workplace.
17. She Asks You to Spend Time Together Outside of Work
If she’s taking the initiative to spend time with you outside of your workplace, you’re probably well on your way to a relationship with the girl in the office you have a thing for.
Chances are, she won’t be so bold as to ask you on a proper date, but if she’s asking you to spend time with her outside of work in any capacity, it’s almost certainly because she likes you.
Should You Date A Colleague?
Navigating the workplace can be hard enough without trying to figure out if the lovely female you’ve had your eye on has feelings for you. But, most jobs present plenty of opportunities for your crush to make her feelings about you known.
Hopefully, there’s chemistry between the two of you, and you can see where your relationship goes beyond the workplace. Of course, workplace romances can be a bit complicated, and each job has its own policies for handling workplace romances. You’ll likely reach a point where you need to have some serious discussions about how to move forward.
For now, let’s focus on figuring out if she shares the same feelings you do. Follow the tips above, and pay attention to any indicators she’s sending out that she’s into you. Armed with this info, you’ll be well on your way to deciphering the signs a female coworker likes you.