It can become quite challenging to maintain boundaries in the workplace when you believe your boss is attracted to you. If office romance is something you are questioning, then you should read these 15 signs your boss is attracted to you. This can be used for both sexes. However, since I am a female, I am going to go from a female point of view.
15. He Sends You Flowers
I sure hope your boss doesn’t go this far, but if he sends you flowers regularly, he’s definitely hitting on you, not just being nice! Men know how expensive flowers are just as much as women and trust me, he’s not shelling out the money just to be nice unless it’s your birthday or Secretary’s Day.
14. He Orders You Coffee
If you’re arriving to the office everyday and find your boss has pre-ordered your favorite Starbucks drink or has it sitting on your desk, he’s probably hitting on you. Start bringing your own coffee and maybe he’ll take the hint!
13. He Says Weird Things
If your boss says things like, “I’m so glad you’re at the company now and it makes me so much happier to be at work,” or things like, “I’ve never had someone so special be able to work for me,” then your boss might be hitting on you. Yuck!
12. Asks Your Input on His Attire
If your boss asks for your fashion advice, or if you like his outfit, he may be trying to subtly get a compliment from you or invite you into the personal place of his wardrobe. The best way to handle this is to tell him you’re not sure the best person to give him advice on that and just go from there.
11. Moves Your Desk Closer to His
If your boss suddenly bumps up your office space to one next to his, it could be that he’s trying to give you an incentive and reason to be next to him. Keep an eye out for this, especially if you’re new to the company, where other people might have been there longer to deserve the spot or better location.
10. Special Attention
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One of the most common signs that your boss is attracted to you would be the fact that they give you special attention. For example, your boss may think of reasons to go to your desk throughout the day. It is normal for a boss to mingle with his subordinates, but taking trips that are unnecessary to your desk is something different.
9. Special Considerations
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From time to time, many bosses give special considerations to their employees. However, if you find that your boss is consistently doing this, then he may have a personal attraction to you.
8. Suggests Activities outside of Work
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Sure, he may just be getting to know his workers more and it is fine to do this in a group. However, if he is requesting you to go one on one on him, then this may be a sign. This includes everything from going over to his house and a movie to offers of lunch.
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If you are finding your boss sharing confidences, then he may have an attraction to you. This includes both professional commentary and personal information that is not appropriate to share in the workplace.
6. He Keeps Sending Glances Your Way
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Sometimes, I can just tell when someone is looking at me! Is this happening in the workplace? Then, when you look up, you find it’s your boss and your eyes are locked and then he looks away.
5. He Strikes up Conversation
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A guy who is interested, this includes your boss, will strike up a conversation with you. Does your boss do this to you all the time, everyday throughout the day? Yep, that is a sign!
4. It’s Obvious He’s Trying to Stay Cool
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Your boss will try his hardest to appear confident. In fact, it becomes obvious that he his trying so hard. This is a type of mask to hide the way he is feeling.
3. He Searches for You
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When you’re on your break, you find that he has been searching for you. It seems like he cannot go a second without you being around and he joins you during break. What do you think of that?
2. He Sends You Personal E-mails
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All of a sudden, you have started getting personal e-mails. He is talking to you about his life. Maybe he feels that he can talk to you or… maybe he likes you! If the other signs are there, then you should go with the latter.
1. Calls You for No Reason
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I do not know what is up with this guy, but if he has a tendency to call you for no reason whatsoever other than to just talk, then something is definitely up. Does this happen to you?
So, if you answered yes to most of these questions, then it is highly likely that your boss likes you. If he is married, then you need to let him down. Getting involved with a married man is no good. If you are not allowed to date employees in the workplace where you work, then you should realize you will be putting your job on the line if you pursue this, is it all that worth it? Do you have any questions about this subject? Does your boss show these signs or some other signs?
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