I'm a project leader in a small (a few dozens employees) Spanish IT company. In one of my projects there is a 22yo female intern (I'm a 29yo male) who I'd like to flirt with.
I noticed my attraction to her recently and I realised yesterday that since then I unconsciously started provoking a lot more interactions with her (teasing, useful work discussions, etc). I have a playful nature with everybody so I honestly think nobody noticed. Also it looks like she enjoys this extra time I created so I guess she doesn't feel uncomfortable.
Now I'll try to spend time with her outside of work and see how she responds to that. Also our company organized a week-end with all the employees in 2 weeks and none of the bosses will be there so it should be kinda fun, although I'd then be one of the employees with the highest position.
I'm posting here because I don't know how to address this situation. I absolutely don't want to scare her off, to make her feel uncomfortable, trapped, threatened, or to make her think I'm trying to use my position to make her do something. And I don't want to see her uncomfortable if she turns me down nor do I want her not to turn me down just because of the remaining months until the end of her internship. Each time I think about an approach, the whole high position/intern, male/female, 29yo/22yo situation comes back at me and I feel like I'm facing a time bomb.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
PS: Not doing anything in the upcoming days/weeks is not an option.
PPS: My only concern is this situation taking place in work, where harassment, reputations and rumors do happen. I don't really care about this job, I know I would find another one if something bad happens there, my concern is focused on her.