Gentlemen and Ladies - I have pressing issue I was hoping I could get some feedback on. I am a junior person (25 yrs old) in a small private equity shop (8 investment professionals), and our firm recently got a gorgeous receptionist in our office two weeks ago. I have tried to refrain from talking to her much (knowing my temptation level), but we have started to flirt back and forth over the past few days over the office instant messenger. So I am in a big conundrum here...I find this woman extremely attractive (it doesn't help she is perfectly my type), and would love to ask her on a date, but am scared of any negative reprecussions that might come from the situation (i.e., she says no and the rest of the office finds out, etc...). Any tips on the best way to proceed here? Thx!