I am intern in the niche finance firm where everyone knows each other because it is so small. He is 10 years older than me and my senior but not my direct boss. I will leave the firm soon, in less than a month.
I ask him about his fund from time to time and he keeps on saying we should get coffee after after discussing the funds. He also asked me for coffee the first time he met me. I checked his FB and he does not seem to have a wife/lover/children.
We only met 2 weeks ago. I will be moving in May to a new London firm in a closely related industry.
Is there any way I could pursue a professional/romantic relationship without losing reputation? I assume if I pursued him romantically and it failed, he would no doubt tell his boss X, who is my boss and X will likely be writing a reference for me. Also, even if I no longer work at the firm and he is working there, it will still be awkward because that firm's exployees might meet me again in the future.
He looks at me from time to time. He is quite soft spoken, not outgoing at all. He is from Canada and his parents/siblings live there too.