Well, this happened with someone I've started working with several months ago...
I'd seen this guy around the building from afar maybe twice during my first 2 weeks of working there. Then one day, I was assigned to work in his station. Immediately after briefly introducing ourselves with a handshake, I felt very drawn to him. Like I just wanted to give him the biggest hug – a big friendly hug as if I hadn't seen him in years. He obviously felt something too because he said soon after our handshake, "Wow, you have a beautiful spirit!" He was very kind and courteous. Any time we get the opportunity to work together, I think it's obvious we enjoy each other's company. I don't usually talk a lot with people I hardly know, but I've been quite comfortable with communicating with him. Over time, I have developed a big crush on him. I have not and will not reveal this to him because he is married and I don't want to interfere in that sacred territory. He did mention one time that he liked me from the very beginning. Another time, he said I was like a ray of sunshine whenever I come around, but I don't think he meant it in a romantic way (because the workplace has its share of dark personalities). Like I said, he's been very kind and respectable and hasn't led me on. Honestly, if he appears to be slightly interested, it's probably all in my head.
My problem is how to deal with these feelings I have for him. I wish it would go away with a snap of my fingers. I suppose these feelings will eventually disappear since the job I have is temporary and will end in a few weeks. Not sure if this is something that Empaths go through all the time or what, but I'd like to know how others have handled being instantly attracted to someone they've met.
updated by @sensi-sante: 05/06/17 05:48:48PM