help me flirt in a professional setting
January 20, 2013 9:27 PM Subscribe
How do I, a barista, flirt with one of my hot regulars?
posted by anonymous to human relations (54 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a part time barista at a cafe, and there's this really intriguing, really handsome young man who comes in every morning and orders a large Americano. I've been there for months and he has been very obviously checking me out for months. When I take his order he usually blushes.
We've never had a conversation but based on looks alone Mr. Americano is exactly my type. I had a hunch that he was smart too (he looked smart and I have good smart-dar for guys), but I wanted to verify before flirting with him because google stalking someone is clearly easier than striking up a conversation with them. We have a customer system where we ask people their names and I took note of his one day and then went home and threw it into google. Turns out he's an astrophysics fellow at a top university. And a hot one. Now I'm even more intrigued. I'm guessing there's a good chance he's taken, but I figure I'd be crazy not to give it a shot.
i have never in my life flirted with a stranger, and it's even scarier since he's a customer. Any suggestions for things I could say, ways I could hint at interest, without appearing creepy or inappropriate? Bear in mind he's a regular so I don't want to make a fool of myself. If I'm making drinks at the bar there's a brief window where we could exchange a few words. The register presents another opportunity but it's more pressured since there's usually a line to the door. Just to give you a picture of my demeanor around him so far, I have yet to smile or make eye contact with him; in fact lately I've been avoiding looking at him at altogether, because cute boys obviously turn me into a fifteen-year-old girl. Also, I'm shy, so I would appreciate suggestions for things I could say that wouldn't require too much sassy delivery.