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callawolfParticipantJune 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm #202380
I work at a hospital in Materials Management and I usually stock the floors and various other things supply chain wise. I’m a semi quiet person so I’m not too much of a talker, most of the time, so I tend to find it hard to meet someone and I’ve ALWAYS had a hard time reading people (hence why I’m in my early 30’s and have only been on one date, which failed big time).
There’s a girl who contracts with the hospital doing similar work as I (not exactly, just similar) who tends to keep to herself but I see in passing a lot. The other day, she came up to me, asked to borrow my pen, and then said she’ll come find me in my department to return it (she seemed to know exactly where I work in the hospital, I’m guess by my work shirt). A little while a coworker brought my pen over and told me that she was practically trying to hunt me down and to say thanks for letting her use it. This made me wonder if she was just trying to be super polite or if she was looking for an in to talk to me.
callawolfParticipantJune 18, 2019 at 8:15 pm #202381
Sorry for the double post, but there’s a character limit
Anyways, it got me thinking if she was just trying to be super polite, especially considering that I tend to keep two or three extra pens hanging on my lanyard where I keep my badge, or if she was just trying to look for a way to talk to me? Like I said, I’m very bad at reading people, so I tend to think people who’re being nice are trying to make a move, and people who’re trying to make a move are just being cool.
As stated before, and this makes me think she was just trying to be nice, I never seen her talk to anyone and she always kept to herself. I’ve only occasionally seen her make eye contact with me. I’m just trying to figure out before I do, or do not, do something and regret it either way.
dashingscorpioParticipantJune 20, 2019 at 10:08 pm #202551
Personally I wouldn’t read too much into a woman borrowing a pen and returning it.
For now I would simply make it a point of smiling and speaking to her whenever your paths cross.
From time to time you can ask her how her day is going and see how she responds over time.
If over time she is asking you questions, smiling, being friendly maybe you can have lunch together one day.
When meeting someone at work you can afford to take things slower and get to know them before making a move.
In he meantime consider joining some hobby/interest groups on Meetup dot com.
There are various types of groups that meet once or twice per month which should allow you to expand socially.
You may even consider creating a profile for an online dating site after doing some research and reading reviews.
My point is you don’t want to put all of your eggs into one basket.
Whether your co-worker is interested in you or not get out and have some fun!
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