Please don't interpret this as pompous or conceited, I just don't know what to do...
I'm currently one of only two males that work the floor for day and night shifts.
A co-worker is either really, really sweet and kind, or is interested in a possible relationship.
I had a four hour conversation with her the other night and she all of a sudden mentioned my lack of phone/text communication over the last couple of weeks. The tremulous tone in her voice suggested some emotional issues she was having about this and I responded with what she wanted to hear.
Up until this time, I don't feel I have been leading her on, but now have a date night setup because I'm weak and was put on the spot.
In the clinical setting, everyone naturally has to work right up under each other - for better or worse - so I'm not quite sure how to approach this case of unrequited affection. I know what I should do, but I'm afraid of the recoil with something like this, as many nurses and techs have a knack for retaliation and vengeance.
I'm flattered because this sort of thing never happens, to me, at least.
Any advice is appreciated.