Ask For Advice
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Male coworker glances at me when I walk by but won't approach me

  1. #1
    GesturePoke
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Age
    28
    Posts
    17
    Gender
    Female

    Male coworker glances at me when I walk by but won't approach me

    Like the title says, I've accidentally caught him staring at me as I walk by on more than one occasion, but he doesn't come near my station as often as he used to, and the last time he did, he didn't make eye contact with me at all- just stared at his phone and left. He had a lesson to teach right after he ordered his drink (I work at the snack bar inside a gym and he's a fitness instructor), so it could have been that he was busy that day and couldn't stop to chat. And I could be over-analyzing everything, too. As I once read somewhere: If I didn't like the guy, I wouldn't have bothered trying to figure out what was going through his head, I would have quickly assumed he liked me and just been irritated.

    I have a tendency to over think this kind of thing; so that's why I came here to ask for a few more opinions. Also, even if he were attracted to me, you guys have any suggestions on how would I go about approaching this? I'm stuck at the snack bar serving customers and he's out giving lessons. About all I can do, and have done, is walk around cleaning tables and smile when he looks over.

  2. #2
    blueidealist24
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    4,122
    He could be interested in you and might have got a little shy since he realized this, so that's why he might be staring at you but avoiding you at the same time.

    Is there any time when you both would be having breaks at the same time? You could talk to him then.

  3. #3
    GesturePoke
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Age
    28
    Posts
    17
    Gender
    Female
    Quote Originally Posted by blueidealist24 [Register to see the link]
    He could be interested in you and might have got a little shy since he realized this, so that's why he might be staring at you but avoiding you at the same time.

    Is there any time when you both would be having breaks at the same time? You could talk to him then.
    Thanks, I hadn't considered that. Since he was so talkative before, I worried I did something to annoy him. I don't know enough about his schedule to know when he gets breaks between lessons, but I know for me there's no official "break time" at the snack bar. I get a break when there's are no customers coming over. And I can't leave to area to go talk with him since I'm the only one working in the evenings.

  4. #4
    In the Dark
    Platinum Member In the Dark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Somewhere to the right of Australia
    Age
    37
    Posts
    5,001
    You need to break the ice.

    I go quiet when I am attracted to someone.
    It's due to over thinking but at the same tie going blank.
    Stupid part of human nature.

    I imagine myself to have a list of conversation starters and good responses but that list looks like trash when I get the "I like you nerves".

  5. #5
    MikNomis
    Platinum Member MikNomis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Age
    28
    Posts
    1,906
    Gender
    Male
    Maybe you can give him a Gatorade or something.

  6. #6
    m8check
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    73
    You may want to start a conversation with him about work-related. Probably he is also waiting for you to start the conversation.

  7. #7
    guynextdoor
    Platinum Member guynextdoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    5280
    Posts
    3,586
    Gender
    Male
    Dude he's an instructor, put on a pair of yoga pants and try out his class. He might give you special attention...

  8. #8
    FYI
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    832
    Continue smiling at him,

    but start asking him some questions about the class, since he's an instructor (and if he is shy) it'll make it a lot easier for him to open up to you since he should know a lot about the subject. Men get very uneasy sometimes under the gun with conversing on the fly with a woman that they're interested in. It's intimidating because we don't always know what to say and don't want to sound dumb. So ask him about yoga or fitness, ask him about fitness advice or what his classes are like. This should be easy for him because he knows about fitness and he'll feel much more comfortable on this subject. This will help him to loosen up and hopefully give him the confidence to take things a step further. Especially if he sees that you're talking and paying attention to him. Most guys just need a little push into the right direction and they can take it from there.

  9. #9
    GesturePoke
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Age
    28
    Posts
    17
    Gender
    Female
    Thanks for the tips, guys. I guess I'll have to make the first move. I'm fairly quiet myself, and get even more shy when I'm around someone I like. But at some point, I'll muster up the courage. Definitely can't have both of not speaking.

  10.  

Top Threads
Friend feels threatened by me
Hi guys, I would like to have your opinion about a matter. I discovered recently that one of my best friends (woman) felt threatened by my way of
Why is this married woman flirting so dangerously with me?
Hello. I will try to exercise brevity as much as I possibly can. I consider her a "work friend" if that makes any type of sense. We talk a lot as we
Is she mad at me?
I was talking to this girl I like over text. I sent her a message earlier that day that she didnít look at till later. The message was me making a
Do I let go or keep trying? Please help.
I'm "dating" a successful doctor(32) from England. We have a 10 year gap, him being my elder. First time ever coming to one of these for my own
how do i go about this the smartest way possible?
about 6 months ago she broke up with her boyfriend of 9 years. they were together from 18 to 27. shes 28. so basically the only serious relationship
Reconnect with an old friend
So I have reconnected with an old friend from high school - online. We were really close, but never dated. (I liked her, was really shy - and we had
College prof coffee/drinks tips? 2 Females
I was wondering if anyone had any idea how to ask a college prof to coffee or drinks outside of class time, as I would love to develop a friendship
Featured Threads
What eNotAlone gave you?
I wonder mostly about long-time members who decided to be a part of this community. Has this forum enriched your lives, and if so, in what
How to end things with him
Iíve been dating this guy for 2 months. In the beginning he was very sweet and romantic, however I learned in the last month or so that he is
My ex bf told me he wants sex, nudes and me to loan him money until he's stable... Should I lend $?
Hello.. I am 22 I met my ex bf (21) 3 years ago in college. He dropped out of college after the first semester.. he didn't go to finals. He stayed in
How Should I have handled it?
My GF and I were together for about 5 months. Things were great except for some of my questioning her online activity which challenged her. All
My Ex Husband still berates me
Hello, first off I am not sure why I am on a forum but.. I need an anonymous outlet I guess because my friends and family all say the same thing
Yall ready for a messed up one...
Okay, so i cheated on my bf about 6 month ms into our relationship with a guy 20 years older then me at our work. And it was a rule that it was only
Iím at a really bad state of mind right now
Itís been a little over the month since the breakup, since then, heís messaged me 2-3 times about random topics (that I donít care about), and has
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •