Most Inappropriate Places to Flirt
There are so many ways to meet new people these days. Sure, there are the old standards like a bar or club, but now we also have apps that show us attractive people nearby, amalgamating their personality into an easily digestible profile.
Even though there are a bunch of places where we can get our flirt on easily, some people insist on choosing the most inappropriate places imaginable to hit on others. Here are a few places where you may want to think twice before flirting with that cute someone.
At your job
Even though there are tons of couples who meet their partners at work, it’s not a great place to flirt with other people. Most companies have strict policies on sexual harassment in the workplace, which means that any sort of sexual conversation or flirtation is heavily frowned upon.
Things can be easily misinterpreted, especially when there are different levels of authority involved. Limit your flirtation to after work if you can’t stop thinking about them. Or, even better, if you find that you’re interested in a co-worker, wait until one of you transfers or leaves the company to approach them.
At their job
There is something really creepy about people who hit on people who are serving them. In restaurants, this happens all the time. If a waiter or a cashier is being nice to you, chances are they’re just trying to do their job well. They aren’t flirting with you.
If you suddenly get the urge to flirt with someone who’s just trying to do their job, remember that they are getting paid based on how happy they make their customers. If you really feel a connection, slip them your number and let them make the next move. But try not to take it personally if nothing happens.
At a job interview
There aren’t many situations where lingering eye contact isn’t seen as interest from both parties. Unless you’re at a job interview, where prolonged eye contact is almost mandatory. You can’t always rely on the sparks that may fly in this situation. Sure, the fact that you might never see them again could bolster you enough to make a move.
But what if you do get hired? Then you’ll have to navigate the perils of a new job with someone who you might have behaved inappropriately with, and there’s the very real possibility that they do not share the same emotions. Stick to your best professional behavior, and if you get the job, then you can figure out where to go from there. Go for lunch with the person and see if there actually is a connection, and whether or not it’s worth disrupting the atmosphere at your new job for.