Secretly dating a coworker
Make it clear that there won't be any repercussions if they turn you down.
For instance, it may be difficult to critique your partner's work even though your role in the organization requires it.
Having to answer to a partner who is higher up in the organization's chain of command may also become a problem.
It's also important to remember that organizational structures can change and your partner could end up linked together in the chain of command.
Next, even if your employer doesn't have a formal policy, consider whether it frowns upon office romances.
Try to recall situations in the past that became a problem for someone in your workplace.
Don't even head out on a first date until you think seriously about it.