Ive been working at this place for a year now and one of the girls in another dept I find attractive is making me question what work would be like if I did actually start dating her. Shes dropped hints that shes interested in dating/going out but her desk is right outside my office, so I'd have to face her several times a day when I'm walking in and out. Furthermore, while we talk and get along great as "friends", she is not the type of person that I could hold a long-term relationship with, for reasons some may see as stupid. To further complicate matters, she has been at the company for quite a while (~4-5 years, but is not in a position of management though) so she has close friends, who I also get along great with. If something were to go awry, I'm not sure if she would bad-mouth me to everyone in the office or leave the personal issues between us. Considering the company is only about 120 people and both of us know every single person in the company, it's concerning. Weve met up after work a couple of times but it has always been at a club or something. Nothings happened yet (partly because I didn't let it) but we're supposed to go back out soon... Your thoughts/experiences?