Signs A Female Coworker Likes You

By Kwabena Okyire Appianing •  Updated: 05/12/22 •  11 min read

Workplace romances are common everywhere. The truth is, with so many hours spent together with co-workers, sexual tension, crushes flings and full-blown romances are bound to happen.

Co-working spaces can help you get to know a person well enough.  However, It’s important to note that workplace flings or romances are often more complicated than your normal romantic alliances.

You have to realize those late-night assignments and helping out with delayed projects all have the tendency of heating things up. When you start sharing many hours together, it could lead to you exchanging more intimate personal details with each other. With time, this could turn into a serious relationship once there is a mutual spark.

Have you been spending a lot of time with a female coworker recently?

Are you wondering if your female coworker likes you?

Are you finding it difficult to distinguish between flirtation, friendliness and dirty down desire?


When it comes to your workplace, it’s very important to know if a woman you work with is into you or just being friendly.

It is very important to find this out because if you don’t and go ahead to make a move and you’re mistaken,  it could end up costing you your job and your reputation.

If you are reading this article,  then it means you want to find out whether your female colleague is into you romantically or not.

It’s important to note that there are subtle signs that a female coworker likes you and if you are wondering what those signs are, all you have to do is relax and read them. This article is just for you.

Let’s get started !


1. She compliments you

Compliments are a sure-fire way to motivate others according to science. It could mean she may be trying to motivate you. On the other hand, it could also mean she really likes you and wants you to always feel good around her.

It’s important to be very careful with compliments. You need to pay close attention to the context as sometimes, they could just be platonic.


2. She makes a determined effort to look nice

It is a no brainer that when a woman is interested in a man, she tries to work a lot on her appearance especially because she wants to attract him.

Men naturally place a premium on appearance and women try their very best to attract men they desire by enhancing their physical attractiveness.

When you begin to realize that your female coworker is making an effort to look nice for you then, she may probably be interested in you.

3. She tries to surprise you often /she leaves you gifts

If she occasionally leaves donuts on your desk, or gets you coffee on her way to work, then these may be signs she is interested in you.

Women will give you many clues of their intention. If she’s giving you gifts to surprise you or she even tells you that she thought of you when she picked something for herself, then she is probably sending you a message.

Read: What Do Girls Look For In A Guy

4. Other coworkers seem to notice

In most cases, other communication coworkers will tell you that she has a crush on you. It’s important to note that when other people in the workplace are noticing that she acts usually friendlier toward you, there may be some truth in it.

It is especially true when it is other female coworkers that notice and mention this to you.


5. She takes interest in your personal life

If she seems interested in knowing   your personal interests, hobbies, your pets and your house, then she may probably be interested in you.

It’s important to note that a woman will not invest her attention, time or even her energy in a man she is not interested in. In the case that you notice she is genuinely interested in investing her time and energy into learning about you,  it’s for a reason.

6. She regularly offers to help you out

Does she volunteer her time to assist you with work? Does she offer to help you throughout the day? There’s probably a reason for it.

No woman will try to  work on another person’s job unless there is a tangible reason behind it. It is either you are the reason or she just wants recognition at work. Most times,  she just wants you to know that she is ready to help you out even in times of difficulty.


6. She smiles anytime she notices you

It’s important to note that smiling may just be out of friendship with no strings attached or sometimes a professional courtesy.

You have to consider the context of the smile because it can also indicate attraction.  Does she smile when she notices you even when she’s having a bad day at work? Does she make prolonged eye contact? Or does she smile with her eyes?


7. She tells you about her family and friends and also asks you about yourself

A lot of women factor in family characteristics when it comes to selecting their partners and this is for a good reason. Once she starts asking questions about your family, she may be interested in a future with you.

Aside from asking you about your family and friends, she will most times also tell you about hers. The major reason being she wants to open up conversations  with you and potentially get to know you better.


8. She puts in an effort to spend time with you outside work hours

If she calls you, texts you, messages you or even invites you to things outside of work then, she may probably be interested in you.

This could also be a signal that she wants to build a deeper and long lasting relationship with you.


9. She regularly seeks out your assistance at work

If you realize that you are the only one she comes to with help-related issues then it is possible she is interested in you.

She may be giving you signs that she needs a capable and strong man to assist her reason why she seeks your assistance regularly.

Most women do this to intentionally increase the attraction of the man they desire towards them while building a solid connection to a trampoline at the same time.


10. She looks for reasons to spend time around you

Once you notice that she has been spending a lot of time around you, then it may be a sign that she is beginning to like you.

Research has shown that there is a likelihood of increase in attraction to someone by mere exposure. A woman will always want to be closer to a man she finds attractive.

It’s important to note that a woman will try her best to avoid spending time with a man she is not  interested in . So if you find that she’s putting a lot of effort to be around you, then there is a reason behind it.

Women are experts at avoiding men they don’t want to spend time around. So if you find that she’s going out of her way to be around you—there’s probably something to it.


11. She makes you laugh by creating inside jokes

According to research, inside jokes are known as effective yet subtle ways for creating a cozy atmosphere between people.

A well crafted inside joke can help shift the focus away from a rigid work environment to a cozy one.  When a woman likes you,  she will mostly create an inside joke to eliminate the distance between the two of you and replace it with a sense of ‘ togetherness’

12. She teases you often and makes innuendos

It’s important to note that sexual teasing and innuendos tend to serve a deeper purpose than most people realize. According to research, more women engage in sexual teasing than men.

So, when you realize she easily drops sexual hints, innuendos or teases you, then they may be a reason for it.

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13. She notices when you change things

She pays attention and notices when you change things.

It’s not surprising that women easily notice small details when they have a crush on you.

If she notices that you are wearing a new tie or that you’ve done something new with your hair then it means her attention is hyper focused on you.


14. She doesn’t like it when you talk to other women

Does she look unhappy when notices you talking to other women at work?

This may be her way of giving you a signal that she is interested in you and doesn’t appreciate you giving attention to other women aside from her.

It’s important to note that women also compete against each other just as often as men for the sexual access to their ideal mates.

Despite what you may think, women compete just as often as men for sexual access to their ideal mates.


15. She shares secrets with you

It is a known fact that when we share secrets, we build connections with those we share them with.

A woman will only share secrets with you when she trusts you. If she’s sharing her secrets with you then it means she trusts you, feels comfortable with you and wants to build a true connection with you.


16. She flirts with you

If she jokes with you, talks to you and touches you just to draw your attention and especially when the attention isn’t professionally necessary, then it might be her way of telling you that she is interested in you.

According to research,  flirting is a straightforward attraction signal that evolves in human to help facilitate the survival of our DNA through reproduction and sex.

Flirting is a way for most women to display, give and most importantly attract the attention and desire of the men they like.


17. You often catch her looking at you

If you catch her looking at you more than once then there could be a reason for it because women rarely stare at men they are not interested in.

Do your gazes meet when you walk into the room?

Does she catch your eye during crowded meetings?


18. She remembers details that you’ve told her about yourself

She doesn’t forget things you’ve told her about yourself

If she easily remembers every detail of both your work and personal information then it probably means she is paying more attention to you than normal.

According to Helen Fisher who is a renowned biological anthropologist, we tend to get so focused on someone when we have a crush on them.

When it comes to women, remembering every detail of what you’ve told her is her way of telling you that you are important to her and you are always on her mind.


19. She often talks about the two of you being ‘Together’

Don’t be surprised when she regularly drops hints about you two being together.

If a woman has a crush on you, she’s probably fantasized A LOT about our two  being in a relationship. You will easily notice this from her speech.

“We would be an amazing couple! ”

“If we were together,  I wouldn’t have ignored that ”


20. She invites you to social events outside of work

When a female coworker likes you, there is a tendency that she will attempt to move the interactions out of the office.

She may invite you to some kind of social gathering or to the house party.  If there’s a mutual spark, she may try to ask you to hang out one on one outside of work.


21. She has a sparkle in her eye

You will realize she beams and illuminates anytime you see her and she sees you.

She loves to be around you as it makes her feel happy and excited. In this kind of situation, it will be easy to see this from your perspective. Don’t be surprised if she tells you, “You even made my day” or say something to show you that you cheered her and made her day.


22. She makes eye contact with you frequently

You will realize that any time you pass by each other on the way , be it to the boardroom or the water cooler, she glances at you and her eye contact lingers just a little longer than normal.

This is a strong indication that she may be into you.  If you also like her, then smile back and let her know you’re noticed her.

Read: Unspoken Attraction Between Two People


Congratulations for making it this far. We hope this article has helped you identify some signs that a female coworker likes you and this knowledge will help you know exactly what you ought to do.

Kwabena Okyire Appianing