Appropriate Flirting at the Workplace



By Alex Colvin

In an age of reconsidering appropriate behavior at the workplace, how does one flirt at work? Well, I’ve got it down to a science.

1. Flirt.
2. Profusely apologize.
3. Run away as fast as you possibly can.

It’ll go something like this:

“Well, hello Nancy …”

Then panic. “Oh no! I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean it!”

Turn and run away as if hell were unleashed upon you.

Nancy will gaze after you as you vanish into the horizon with renewed intrigue. “Wow,” she’ll think, “He’s charming, sensitive, and completely not-threatening. I’ll ask him for his number.”

You’re welcome.


5 thoughts on “Appropriate Flirting at the Workplace

  1. This has to be one of the best pieces I have recently read.

    (Side note: I noticed the author of the posts never replies to any of the comments we leave on this site. Is he aware this was published? I’m just curious.)


  2. I had a conversation recently about how it feels especially inappropriate to flirt in the work place and started wondering when and why this is the case… I like your approach though!


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