I think she feels the same way as every time I’ve seen her since, she gives me a warm smile back. I really want to talk to her but I don’t want to put my job at risk. I can’t talk to her when I’m supposed to be working.
I don’t want to miss this opportunity. I tend not to grab chances like this as I am too shy. How can I make sure she likes me?
There’s no sure way, but the fact she smiled at you is a good sign. Next time you see her just smile and say ‘hi’ and ask her how she is. Just talk in a friendly way, not trying to flirt. Just aim to get to know her a bit better.
Say you’re not supposed to talk for long at work so ask her to meet you for a coffee – that’s safe and non-threatening. Talk to her there like you would to any other friend. If it’s clear she’s not interested romantically, she’s likely to respect you as a friend. If there is a spark then think about taking things further by arranging a date.
She’ll be really flattered you made the effort. Invite her to the cinema or a gig – you’ll have something to talk about afterwards.
There’s always a risk she’ll say no, but rejection happens to all of us at some stage or another.