Is it okay to text a coworker in private time (not work related) when he initially gave his number for work purposes?

Connecting with coworkers might give you those old high school or college feels. Everyone is designated to be in one place, on specific days of the week and interact, mostly professionally. But sometimes, those people seem cool as hell in the professional-sphere that you want to hang out and befriend them outside of work. If this is your first job, knowing how to text a coworker to make plans outside of your job might be new to you. Thats where the expert advice comes in.

You might be used to working with at least one person you knew previously, but when you’re starting fresh in a new workplace where no one has ties to you, it can be a bit intimidating to make the first platonic move. You also don’t want to come off as “trying to hard” or being needy. You think they’re cool and even though you two are mandated to be in the same place, you actually enjoy their vibe and company.

Subside that anxiety over making the first move, though, because I spoke with spoke with a couple of experts in interviews for Elite Daily to give you a little bit of insight before you send a flurry of expressive emojis when you ask a coworker to hang after hours. Who knows, a work bestie may be in your future sooner than you think.

Judd tells Elite Daily, “Keep it brief. If you are texting more than two or three sentences, email or call instead. Suggest a specific plan so they can easily determine if they are available and interested in going. What you ask them to do depends [on] your coworkers interests. Seeing a movie with one coworker might be totally normal, but another coworker might feel it is inappropriate.”

Dont feel like you have to rush and invite your coworker on a road trip. Author of French Seduction Made Easy and founder of a site that supplies communication advice for texting, Claudia Cox proposes that this text gets the ball rolling, but doesnt try to hurry the process.

Cox explains to Elite Daily, “…You dont want to make them (or yourself) feel uncomfortable. Start slow and build up rapport with them first. Ask your coworker if they would like to have a coffee with you during working hours, then move up to lunch or some other activity at lunchtime (like a spin class, or a manicure).”

Common ground is a must when inviting your coworker to something outside of the office. This text is very effective, according to Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills family and relationship psychotherapist, author of The Self-Aware Parent, regular expert child psychologist on The Doctors, CBS TV, and co-star on Sex Box, WE tv.

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You might be used to working with at least one person you knew previously, but when you’re starting fresh in a new workplace where no one has ties to you, it can be a bit intimidating to make the first platonic move. You also don’t want to come off as “trying to hard” or being needy. You think they’re cool and even though you two are mandated to be in the same place, you actually enjoy their vibe and company.

Cox explains to Elite Daily, “…You dont want to make them (or yourself) feel uncomfortable. Start slow and build up rapport with them first. Ask your coworker if they would like to have a coffee with you during working hours, then move up to lunch or some other activity at lunchtime (like a spin class, or a manicure).”

Subside that anxiety over making the first move, though, because I spoke with spoke with a couple of experts in interviews for Elite Daily to give you a little bit of insight before you send a flurry of expressive emojis when you ask a coworker to hang after hours. Who knows, a work bestie may be in your future sooner than you think.

Judd tells Elite Daily, “Keep it brief. If you are texting more than two or three sentences, email or call instead. Suggest a specific plan so they can easily determine if they are available and interested in going. What you ask them to do depends [on] your coworkers interests. Seeing a movie with one coworker might be totally normal, but another coworker might feel it is inappropriate.”

Dont feel like you have to rush and invite your coworker on a road trip. Author of French Seduction Made Easy and founder of a site that supplies communication advice for texting, Claudia Cox proposes that this text gets the ball rolling, but doesnt try to hurry the process.

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