There's no good way to flirt at work, is there?

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How do you discern the 'mos in a large office setting without getting fired, punched or setting out petit fours?

There's a boatload of cute guys in the office and at least ONE has to be gay, right?

Right?
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Probability leans toward yes. I would just casually walk by their desk/cube and see what their desktop wallpaper is. That could be a clue.
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Craigslist?

Collect for the AIDSWalk?

Ask if they're taking the Monday after Black Party off?
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office romances are more trouble than they are worth. someone always gets hurt and then the sides form up iover whose fault it was. the next thing you know you're finding used tampons in your desk drawers and pieces of equipment in your office seem to keep breaking overnight. before you know it there's a screaming meltdown in the lunchroom and you're sitting the hr director's office trying to explain why the graffiti in the ladies room accuses you of acts that make mengele look like jonas salk.

or so i heard.
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look for the guy with candy dish on his desk.
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No different from any other place...It's all about eye contact. Er, not that I'd know anything about that, of course...
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Kathy Griffin says there's a whole toe-tapping method?
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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In my office, it's "Spot The Breeder".

I work at the ACLU national headquarters in the Financial District.

Never have I been in an office more filled to the brim with mo'ism. This place is like the Roxy, in khakis.
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Shoes are always a dead giveaway for me. Tell me what shoes he's wearing. I'll tell you if he's gay.
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I buy my shoes at Walmart. They would not give you a clue.

Are you "out" at work? That makes it easy.
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When I check out their shoes, though, I always guess at their shoe size which makes me then speculate about...there's no good way to flirt at work, is there? And THAT brings me back to the original question!
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Well, I'm also a temp--so it's not exactly the same--and alot harder.

Shoes are a pretty good idea though--the desks are kinda separated and it would look SUPER obvious if I went strolling around.

I think I can spot them--just not sure how out THEY are here in the office.

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Ask 'em if they know the second verse to "The Wizard and I."

That oughta do it.
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keep work seperate from play......the results if you do not are not worth it
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I wouldn't go so far as to say PLAY--I just want to go have a drink or something--there's no need for Larry Craig-ness.

These guys are BOYFRIEND cute, not "doctor, doctor/come play wiz me" cute.
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You could always go the request-for-an-informational-interview route: "I'm thinking of looking for full-time employment in this field. I was wondering if you had a few minutes to talk to me about you career and where you see possible opportunities for someone like me to jump in."

If he says, "I could give you five minutes before I go to my 3:00 meeting," he's not interested. Just go and let him blah-blah-blah about himself and nod appreciatively.

If he says, "Sure! Why don't we grab a drink after work"--well, you know what to do from there...
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I doubt I could sell that line, PJ--it's okay, I'm doing just fine with my Miss Havisham routine--I'll ride it out--so to speak.
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did you try the BEND 'N' SNAPô?
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I thought that was only supposed to work on straight guys?
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Does it work on anyone? Even on stage?
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Miss Havisham? And I thought our office birthday cakes were bad!

Start a GLBT employee support group and see who shows up.
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I think I've spotted the gays and as Barry Zuckercorn once said "It's never the ones you hope."

There's also a married guy here who hangs around the bathroom alot--he looks like a cross between Broderick Crawford and Manuel Noriega.
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the only other gay person at my company is republican.

i hate getting stuck talking to him; he just goes on about how "hot" bill o'reilly is!!!!
i want to make thngs that count
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Gay or straight, if they're interested, they'll come to you.
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Boy oh boy-a gay Republican.

I (believe it or not) do very well amongst the straights. I've kinda reversed my opinion about dating bi guys too--I think I'd totally give one a shot. I was always worried about being left for a woman, but I've been left for another guy and I can't imagine it's a great deal different.