I am really attracted to someone at work. He's not my manager (thank god) but he is senior to me and I really want to ask him out. There's no rules against this at work (I actually checked the employee handbook) and there's a married couple in another department that met at work a few years ago so I'm not violating any company policies. But I'm worried about pursuing this relationship because what if people gossip about us or what if we break up? I have gotten to know this person after a couple years of working with him so I know he's a good human being who wouldn't gossip but I am more worried about other people gossiping about us. Curious if anyone here has been through this or has any thoughts?