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Jul 24, 2006 11:37 pm

So there is this girl at work who I beat at Tic-Tac Toe today, but that
is besides the point.  She is hot and cute at the same time. 
You may think it's impossible, but it's not.  I know, I know, hot
fades, cute stays, but she's different.  She passes the test of
better looking than the previous girlfriend, which I never thought
could be possible but lo and behold she is.  Anyhow I've heard
horror stories about dating people at work and was wondering what
everyone's opinion was on the matter.  Also on a sidenote, she
might be quiting in January to concentrate on school full-time. 
As of right now I'm planning on asking her out.  I'll keep you all
posted as to what happens sometime later in the week.

Jul 24, 2006 11:47 pm

You produce right?  What are they going to do fire you?  Go on and hit it already!

Jul 25, 2006 8:01 am

If God didn't want you to score with her, he wouldn't have allowed the tic tac toe game to take place.

Jul 25, 2006 10:21 am
cranky sob:

If God didn't want you to score with her, he wouldn't have allowed the tic tac toe game to take place.


Cranky SOB has a point...though perhaps you should have let her win with the intent of having her jump your bones.

Jul 25, 2006 10:43 am

If you hit it & quit it....huge mistake.


Don't let your hormones get the best of you with this "GIRL".


There are plenty of other fish for you to catch on your hook. It's a big ocean out there and if you're not careful, you just might catch something you can't loose, like a sexual harassment claim.

Jul 25, 2006 10:52 am

Plant the seed.... Hang out with her and state that you are into her, but say that you are wary because of your common work environment... Subtly mention that she is 'too good' for this place and encourage her to leave in January to pursue school (lets assume she isnt in high school and State U isnt the next big move)... When she formally declares her intentions to leave (should be around say, Thanksgiving time...), you should pounce....


You will have built it up to that point and all you have to do is have her sign ACAT forms and youre in there....


In the meantime, when you are hanging out with her and her friends- hit on her friends to pass the time....

Jul 25, 2006 11:13 am

If you're not serious about your career I say go tap that @ss.  Good luck and keep us posted.

Jul 25, 2006 11:14 am
blarmston:

Plant the seed.... Hang out with her and state that you are into her, but say that you are wary because of your common work environment... Subtly mention that she is 'too good' for this place and encourage her to leave in January to pursue school (lets assume she isnt in high school and State U isnt the next big move)... When she formally declares her intentions to leave (should be around say, Thanksgiving time...), you should pounce....


You will have built it up to that point and all you have to do is have her sign ACAT forms and youre in there....


In the meantime, when you are hanging out with her and her friends- hit on her friends to pass the time....



I wouldn't do any of that stuff after "plant the seed."

Jul 25, 2006 11:58 am

If you’re married then I would suggest that you don’t do it.  It can be really awkward to have both your wife and girlfriend at company events.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


 


All kidding aside, I suggest that you be very slow and very careful.  Most romances don’t work out.  That’s why we all have numerous girlfriends before we finally get married.  Sure, you may be saying that “this one is different.”  The reality is that it’s not worth the risk of things being awkward in the office should it not work out.  A better option would be to get to know her and date her friends.  If she’s all that good looking then she probably has a few hot friends.  Why settle for just this one girl when you can date many.  She is likely more valuable as a hub in your dating network.


 


--WM

Jul 25, 2006 12:15 pm

The nice thing about dipping your pen in the company ink is that if it doesn't work out, and you're in good with the BM, you can get her fired immediately.

Jul 25, 2006 12:41 pm

A better option would be to get to know her and date her friends.


You must be joking.  Do you think any self respecting girl would want to date you after having been overlooked while you date her "friends" and being treated like yesterday's over leftovers.   Oh wait.... from the above posts I guess you guys don't want the "self respecting gir"l types anyway.


Nevermind.  (Emily Litella voice over)


Seriously, unless you or she are in a position of competition for work, or one of you is supervisory to the other.  I don't see much of a problem as long as you keep the work and play somewhat separate.  You don't want to make your co-workers nauseous with your dating games.   To much togetherness can also kill a relationship.  Especially one that is based on cuteness and how much better looking than your last girlfriend this one is.  Be sure to tell her that too.   KIDDING!!!

Jul 25, 2006 2:01 pm
Machinehead:

So there is this girl at work who I beat at Tic-Tac Toe today, but that is besides the point. 


Tic-Tac-Toe? As in the same kind my 7-yr old plays? Or is this a metaphor for something else?


Jul 25, 2006 2:13 pm
Devoted SA:
Machinehead:

So there is this girl at work who I beat at Tic-Tac Toe today, but that is besides the point. 


Tic-Tac-Toe? As in the same kind my 7-yr old plays? Or is this a metaphor for something else?



Some guy on this board is going to jump a seven year old?  He needs to be turned into the police.

Jul 25, 2006 2:30 pm

Well NASD, obviously your mind is somewhere I don't even want to imagine.  That was not a funny joke and it reveals a little something about you for sure that is not too flattering.

Jul 25, 2006 2:32 pm

Either NASD can't comprehend............or, well come to your own conclusions.  Usually people make assumptions about others based on their own experience.


Scary.

Jul 25, 2006 2:47 pm

Hey NASD Newbie...after reading the posts of your various incarnations, I have one question for you that only you can answer:


Does stupid hurt?

Jul 25, 2006 2:50 pm
Philo Kvetch:

Hey NASD Newbie...after reading the posts of your various incarnations, I have one question for you that only you can answer:


Does stupid hurt?



 Rockstar up my nose does....thanks Philo.

Jul 25, 2006 4:09 pm
babbling looney:

A better option would be to get to know her and date her friends.


You must be joking.  Do you think any self respecting girl would want to date you after having been overlooked while you date her "friends" and being treated like yesterday's over leftovers.  



You misunderstood me.  I never implied that you date the girl after dating her friends.  Be friends with the coworker and nothing more.  If you are a “good guy” then she will gladly introduce you to her friends.  Actually, it’s like being a good FA for someone.  If they like you then they will gladly refer clients to you.  It’s certainly better than going to some bar or nightclub to “prospect” for dates.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


Jul 25, 2006 4:15 pm

I can't believe I read this whole thread.


And now, I can't believe I am replying to it.


END OF LINE.

Jul 25, 2006 7:22 pm

Get 'er done.... Get 'er friends done.... Next !!!!